Here’s the latest roundup of developer events in the northeastern U.S. for April to May.  As always, if you know of other (free or nearly free) developer-focused events, please let me know.

-Chris

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Now (through mid-May)
Rock Paper Azure Challenge
Prove your developer skills (and compete for prizes) while learning cloud computing with Windows Azure in this adaptation of the classic “Rock, Paper, Scissors” game.

May 10
Linked .NET User Group
Scott Guthrie Unplugged 9 - an open Q&A session

Connecticut

April 7
Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group – Stamford, CT
“Learning MVC for the Web Forms Developer” – Adam Tuliper

April 11
Hartford Area Build Guild – Farmington, CT

April 12
Connecticut .NET Developers Group – Farmington, CT
”Developing a Real Windows Phone 7 Application” – Ben Day

April 18
New England Silverlight Guild – Hartford, CT
”Silverlight and SharePoint” – Bob German

June 18
Code Camp Hartford 4 – Bloomfield, CT

Schedule TBD 
Agile Connecticut - Farmington, CT
Fairfield/Westchester SQL Server UG - Stamford, CT
Hartford SQL Server Users Group – Farmington, CT
Connecticut DotNetNuke User Group - Bethany, CT

Maine

April 26 
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME

Schedule TBD
Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME
Maine Developer Network - Augusta, ME
Web Designers User Group – Portland, ME

Massachusetts

April 7
Beantown .NET User Group - Cambridge, MA
“Lean Startup: How Development Looks Different at a Startup” – Abby Fichtner

April 7
New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA
“Visual Studio LightSwitch” – Jim O’Neil

image10April 9
SharePoint Saturday Boston – Waltham, MA
A free day filled with a wide variety of SharePoint-related sessions. Details coming soon.

image4April 9 & 10
BarCamp Boston 6 – Cambridge, MA
An free “unconference” bringing together area developers for a weekend of tech and networking.

April 11
Boston JavaScript Meetup – Cambridge, MA
“Using AMD loaders, such as RequireJS, to write and manage modular javascript” – John Hann

April 12
UX Book Club, Boston – Cambridge, MA
“Christopher Alexander: A Pattern Language”

April 12
DotNetNuke Boston Meetup – Cambridge, MA

April 12
Build Guild – Salem, MA
“Web People, Adult Beverages, High Fives”

April 12
Boston New Technology Meetup – Cambridge, MA

April 13
Boston Area SharePoint Users Group – Cambridge, MA
“SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflow and Custom InfoPath Forms” – Ryan Thomas

April 13
Boston Web Design Meetup – Cambridge, MA

April 13
Boston Web Performance Group – Boston, MA
“The Importance of End-User Monitoring for Web Performance Optimization” – Dan Juengst

April 14
Western Mass Developers’ Group – Hadley, MA

April 20
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA

April 20
Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA

April 20
New England Windows Phone User and Developer Group - Waltham, MA
10-Year Anniversary!
“Windows Phone 7 March 2011 Update” &
“Windows Phone 7 Development: Application Lifecycle and Data Persistence Strategies”

April 21
Western Mass Microsoft Technology Users Group - Agawam, MA
Atalasoft Presentation

April 21
Boston Web Design Meetup – Cambridge, MA

April 26
Refresh Boston – Cambridge, MA
“The Chimera: Current trends in Web-based UIs” – Chad Mazzola

April 27
Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA
“Making Sense of Agile Project Management” – Chuck Cobb

April 28
jQuery Boston Meetup – Boston, MA
“SproutCore for jQuery Developers” – Yehuda Katz

April 28
Boston Azure User Group – Cambridge, MA

April 28
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA

April 28
North Shore Web Geeks – Newburyport, MA

April 28
UX Book Club, Boston – Cambridge, MA
“Christopher Alexander: The Timeless Way of Building”

GiveCamp.org

April 29 – May 1
New England Give Camp – Cambridge, MA
A weekend for area technology professionals to give back to the community, supporting area non-profit organizations.

May 2 
New England F# User Group – Cambridge, MA

May 3 
Boston Business Intelligence – Waltham, MA
”Introduction to Master Data Services” – Brian Berry

May 4 
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Waltham, MA

May 5 
Beantown .NET User Group - Cambridge, MA
“Too Slow: Performance Profiling, Testing & Fixing with VS2010” – Ben Day

Code CampMay 7
New England Code Camp 15 – Waltham, MA
The fifteenth! Join hundreds of developers at the Microsoft office in Waltham, MA for this session-packed, free day of learning and networking. By and for the developer community, Code Camps are always free and focus on tech, not marketing. Registration is open!

May 10
DotNetNuke Boston Meetup – Cambridge, MA

May 11
Boston .NET User Group - Waltham, MA
“Processing Data: Parallelism and Performance with PLINQ and C#/.NET 4” – John Hart

May 11 
Boston Area SharePoint Users Group – Cambridge, MA

May 12 
New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA

May 12 
Boston Web Design Meetup – Cambridge, MA

May 16
Azure Deep Dive with Wintellect’s Jeffrey Richter – Waltham, MA

May 18
Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA

May 18
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA

May 19 
Western Mass Microsoft Technology Users Group - Agawam, MA
“MonoTouch Development” – Michael Bluestein

May 19
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA

May 26 
Boston Azure User Group – Cambridge, MA 

Schedule TBD
Boston BizSpark Meetup – Cambridge, MA
Boston Cloud Services – Waltham, MA
Boston WebsiteSpark Group – Cambridge, MA
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA
Cape Cod .NET User Group – Plymouth, MA
Cape Cod XNA User Group – Hyannis, MA
IASA New England – Waltham, MA
New England ASP.NET Professionals – Waltham, MA
New England Silverlight Guild – Cambridge, MA

New Hampshire

April 20
NEW GROUP!
NH .NET User Group, Seacoast – Portsmouth, NH
“Getting Started with Windows Phone Applications” – John Garland

April 20
NH .NET User Group, Nashua – Nashua, NH

May 18
NH .NET User Group, Seacoast – Portsmouth, NH

May 18 
NH .NET User Group, Nashua – Nashua, NH

Schedule TBD
NH .NET User Group, Concord – Concord, NH
Nashua Scrum Club – Nashua, NH
Seacoast SQL Server Users Group – Portsmouth, NH

New York (Upstate)

April 14
Rochester SharePoint User Group – Rochester, NY
”Creating SharePoint 2010 Applications” – Satha Nalliannan

April 16
BarCamp Rochester – Rochester, NY

April 20
Build Guild – Troy, NY
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

May 3
AppRochester – Rochester, NY
ClayWare on “Efforts bringing the PadBracket to the market” &
Gary Davis on “User Experience and Interface Design”

May 4
Rochester Javascript – Rochester, NY

May 10
Tech Valley .NET Users Group - Latham, NY

Schedule TBD
Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Rochester, NY
Refresh Rochester – Rochester, NY
Upstate NY PowerShell Users Group – Rochester, NY
Upstate NY PowerShell Users Group – Syracuse, NY
VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY
Western New York .NET Users Group - Amherst, NY
Western NY SQL Server PASS – Amherst, NY

Rhode Island

April 13
Providence Geeks – Providence, RI

May 11
Providence Geeks – Providence, RI

Schedule TBD
Rhode Island .NET User Group - Bristol, RI
Southern New England SQL Server User Group, Warwick, RI

Vermont

April 11
Vermont .NET User Group – S. Burlington, VT
”Intro to ASP.NET MVC 3” – Rob Hale

May 9
Vermont .NET User Group – S. Burlington, VT

Schedule TBD
Vermont SQL Server User Group - Burlington, VT