Fall.....Welcome to September!  Traditionally, as we wind down summer and move toward the fall, conferences, events, and community normally kick into high gear.  This year is definitely no exception, and here’s the latest roundup. 

As always, if you know of a missing event please let me know.

-Chris

Connecticut

September 1
Hartford SQL Server Users Group – Farmington, CT
”Installing SQL Server 2008 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster” – Chuck Boyce
”PowerPivot Demonstration and Discussion” – Jon Gore 

September 2
Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group – Stamford, CT 
“And Introduction to Microsoft’s WebMatrix” – Rachel Appel

September 9
Fairfield/Westchester SQL Server UG - Stamford, CT 
“SQL Server Performance Analysis: ‘Why is it Slow?’” – Linchi Shea

September 14
Connecticut .NET Developers Group – Farmington, CT
“ASP.NET MVC 2 Best Practices” – Robert Hurlbut

September 14
Build Guild – Simsbury, CT

image[8]September 30
MSDN Windows Phone 7 Firestarter & Garage Events – Farmington, CT
A daytime Firestarter (9-5) and an evening Garage (6-9) to give you an opportunity to learn all of the latest about the Windows Phone 7 platform and development.

October 18
New England Silverlight Guild – Farmington, CT (and Cambridge, MA)
Inaugural Meeting – “Silverlight as a Transmedia Platform” – Jesse Liberty

image[10]November 2
MSDN ASP.NET Web Platform Firestarter – Farmington, CT
A full day of content progressing through developing with the ASP.NET Web Platform.  ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web Forms, Web Matrix, and more.

Schedule TBD
Agile Connecticut - Farmington, CT

 

Maine

September 9
Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME
“ASP.NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010” – Fritz Onion

September 28 
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME 

Schedule TBD
Maine Developer Network - Augusta, ME
Maine Microsoft Certification Study Group – Online!

 

Massachusetts

September 2
Beantown .NET User Group - Cambridge, MA
“Windows Phone 7 Development” – Chris Bowen

September 2
New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA 
“Windows Azure Storage and SQL Azure Storage” – Bill Wilder, Andy Novick

September 2
Boston JavaScript Meetup – Cambridge, MA
“CouchDB for JavaScript Programmers” – Boaz Sender

September 8
Boston .NET User Group - Waltham, MA 
“Test-Driven Development in VS2010: Theory and Practice” – Michael de la Maza

September 8
Boston Area SharePoint Users Group – Cambridge, MA
“Becoming a SharePoint Solution Provider” – Steven Fowler

September 8
Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA
“New Tools for the Agile Quiver” – Jim McCarthy

September 9
New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA
“2010/2010 Season Kickoff” – Kalen Delaney

September 9
Boston Web Design Meetup – Cambridge, MA

September 13
New England F# User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Web Development in F#” – Vladimir Matveev

September 14
Build Guild – Salem, MA

September 15
Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA
“Silverlight 4”

September 15
New England ASP.NET Professionals – Waltham, MA
“Better User Authentication and Authorization – Claims-Based Identity and Access Control” – Andrew Babiec

September 20
DotNetNuke Boston Meetup – Waltham, MA

September 22
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA

September 23
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA
“Analytics + A/B Testing” – TBD
”Discarding Ideas as the Essence of Lean Startups” – John Prendergast

September 24
SQL Server Loadfest R2 – Waltham, MA

SharePointSatBostonSeptember 25
SharePoint Saturday Boston 3 – Waltham, MA
The third annual edition of this free, full day of SharePoint sessions delivered by area experts.

CodeCampOctober 2
New England Code Camp 14 – Waltham, MA
Join hundreds of fellow developers for this free day, packed with amazing sessions, networking opportunities, and a new Entrepreneurial Track.

October 7
New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA

October 14
New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA

October 14
Boston Web Design Meetup – Cambridge, MA

October 18
New England Silverlight Guild – Cambridge, MA (and Farmington, CT)
Inaugural Meeting – “Silverlight as a Transmedia Platform” – Jesse Liberty

October 20
New England ASP.NET Professionals – Waltham, MA
“WebMatrix” – Chris Bowen

October 21
Boston WebsiteSpark Group – Cambridge, MA
“Developing iPhone Applications with ASP.NET” – Jim Wilson

October 26
Agile Software Development in VS2010: Test-Driven Development – Michael de la Maza
A “Pay What You Can” Course at the Microsoft Waltham MTC

October 28
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA

image[4]November 4
MSDN ASP.NET Web Platform Firestarter – Waltham, MA
A full day of content progressing through developing with the ASP.NET Web Platform.  ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web Forms, Web Matrix, and more.

DesignCampBostonNovember 6
Design Camp Boston – Cambridge, MA
A new event, featuring a full day with 18 sessions focused on design, user experience, and creativity.

image[6]November 30
MSDN Windows Azure Firestarter – Waltham, MA
A full day of content for developers interested in moving to the cloud with Windows Azure.

Schedule TBD
Boston Cloud Services – Waltham, MA
Boston BizSpark Meetup – Cambridge, MA
New England Windows Phone User and Developer Group - Waltham, MA
Boston Azure User Group – Cambridge, MA
Boston Business Intelligence – Waltham, MA
Cape Cod .NET User Group - Hyannis, MA
Cape Cod XNA User Group – Hyannis, MA
IASA New England – Waltham, MA
North Shore Web Geeks – Newburyport, MA
Refresh Boston – Cambridge, MA
Western Mass Microsoft Technology Users Group - Chicopee, MA

 

New Hampshire

September 9
Nashua Scrum Club – Nashua, NH
“True Agility Requires Us to Re-Examine Our Beliefs” – Damon Poole

September 15
NH .NET User Group – Nashua, NH
”Visual Studio LightSwitch” and “Microsoft Research Pex”  

Schedule TBD
Seacoast SQL Server Users Group – Portsmouth, NH

 

New York (Upstate)

September 8
Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY
“PowerShell at Work: Background Jobs Exposed” – Jeffery Hicks

September 28
VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY
“Active Reports 6” – Chuck Baldo

imageNovember 16
MSDN Windows Azure Firestarter – Rochester, NY
A full day of content for developers interested in moving to the cloud with Windows Azure.

Schedule TBD
Build Guild – Albany, NY
Upstate NY PowerShell Users Group – Syracuse, NY
Upstate NY PowerShell User Group – Rochester, NY
Tech Valley .NET Users Group - Latham, NY
Western New York .NET Users Group - Amherst, NY 

 

Rhode Island

September 8
Southern New England SQL Server User Group, Warwick, RI
“Accelerated MDM with SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services” – Brian Berry

Schedule TBD
Providence Geeks – Providence, RI
Rhode Island .NET User Group - Bristol, RI  

 

Vermont

CodeCampSeptember 11
Vermont Code Camp 2 – Burlington, VT
Returning for a second year, join many area (and some not from the area!) developers for a free day of sharing and learning in a variety of technologies!

Schedule TBD
Vermont SQL Server User Group - Burlington, VT