It’s pretty amazing that this list already has events that bring us to the end of the year.  Every year does seem to go more quickly than the last!  Anyhow, here’s the latest list of developer-focused events you may find interesting as the remaining weeks of 2011 breeze by.

Most are free, and the exceptions are noted with [$].

As always, if you know of other (free or nearly free) developer-focused events, please let me know.

-Chris

Connecticut

November 14
Hartford Area Build Guild – Farmington, CT
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

December 7
Windows Azure DevCamp – Farmington, CT
Free afternoon to evening event to help you learn about Windows Azure.  Sessions in the afternoon, and hands-on hackathon in the evening.

December 14
Fairfield County SharePoint User Group – Fairfield, CT

December 14
Connecticut Access Users Group – Farmington, CT

Schedule TBA
Agile Connecticut - Farmington, CT
Connecticut .NET Developers Group – Farmington, CT
Connecticut DotNetNuke User Group - Bethany, CT
Connecticut SharePoint User Group – Farmington, CT
Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group – Stamford, CT
Fairfield/Westchester SQL Server UG - Stamford, CT
Hartford SQL Server Users Group – Farmington, CT
New England Silverlight Guild – Hartford, CT

Maine

November 15
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME
Windows Azure (w/RockPaperAzure) - Jim O’Neil

November 16
Maine Developer Network - Augusta, ME
Windows Azure (w/RockPaperAzure) - Jim O’Neil

Schedule TBA
Agile User Group – Portland, ME
Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME
Usability / User Experience User Group – Portland, ME
Web Designers User Group – Portland, ME (on Summer break)

Massachusetts

November 14
Windows Phone Inner Circle – Cambridge, MA
“Enjoy free appetizers and cocktails, be one of the first people to get your hands on incredible new Windows Phones, and meet the team that brought them to life.”

November 15
Boston New Technology Meetup – Boston, MA
6 presentations on what’s new in the startup scene

November 15
Harvard Tech Meetup – Boston, MA

November 15
Boston Predictive Analytics – Cambridge, MA
”Big Data” .. Applications from Enterprises to Individuals

November 16
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA
“Enchant.js” - Ubiquitous Entertainment
“Internet Explorer 9 & 10 and HTML5” – Chris Bowen

November 16
New England Windows Phone User and Developer Group - Waltham, MA
“Developing Microsoft Push Notification Service (MPNS) Applications”

November 16
Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA

imageNovember 17
HTML5 Game Camp – Cambridge, MA
Free event w/ morning sessions on HTML5 & game dev, then the afternoon is a hands-on game dev hackathon!

November 17
Boston Azure User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Back to the Basics: What is Cloud, What is Azure, and Intro to Windows Azure”

November 17
Boston JavaScript Meetup – Boston, MA
“JavaScript Style, Code Conventions & Quality” – Joe Morgan

November 17
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA

November 17
North Shore Web Geeks – Newburyport, MA

November 17
Worcester Web Technology – Worcester, MA
“Rackspace Tutorial” – Chris Johnson

November 17
Western Mass Developers’ Group – Hadley, MA

November 17
[$] EFactor Presents: Mobile App Accelerant – Boston, MA

November 18
Social Mobile Cloud Event – Boston, MA

November 19
AT&T Mobile App Hackathon – Boston, MA

November 19-20
Fall 2011 Boston Game Jam – Cambridge, MA

November 22
Cape Cod .NET User Group – Plymouth, MA
“HTML5 – A Practical First Look” – Chris Bowen

November 22
New England Mobile .NET Developers’ Group – Cambridge, MA
Microsoft’s Jesse Liberty

November 22
Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA
[$] “Give Thanks for SCRUM” – Honoring Jeff Sutherland & Ken Schwaber

November 23
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA

November 28
Boston WordPress – Cambridge, MA
“WordPress, HTML5 Adoption, and Internet Explorer 9 & 10” – Chris Bowen
“Caching, Scaling, and What I’ve Learned Programming for WordPress.com VIP” – Erick Hitter

November 28
Beantown ALT.NET Group – Cambridge, MA
“Exploring Domain Driven Design Implementation Patterns in .NET” – Steve Bohlen

November 29
Web Innovators Group (webinno) – Cambridge, MA

November 29
Tech Tuesday: Meet the Rockstar Developers of Massachusetts – Cambridge, MA

November 30
Boston Front End Developers – Cambridge, MA
“Implementing the New BostonGlobe.com” – Adam Salsman

December 1
Microsoft DevBoston (formerly Boston .NET & Beantown .NET) - Cambridge, MA
“How to be a C# Ninja in 10 Easy Steps” – Ben Day

December 1
New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA
“XBox/Kinect Using the .NET Framework” – Phil Denoncourt

December 1
HPC & GPU Supercomputing Group of Boston – Cambridge, MA

December 1
Boston Tech Meetup - Cambridge, MA

December 3-4
Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) – Cambridge, MA

December 5
New England F# User Group – Cambridge, MA

December 6
Boston Web Performance Group – Boston, MA
“Testing in the Cloud” – Dan Bartow

December 7
Boston Artists + Coders – Boston, MA
“Playing with Music” – Echno Nest co-founder Tristan Jehan

December 8
New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA
“Enterprise Information Management” – Chad Gronbach

December 12
Boston Area SharePoint Users Group – Cambridge, MA

December 13
Boston Azure User Group – Cambridge, MA

December 13
Build Guild – Salem, MA
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

December 13
Build Guild in Cape Cod – Sandwich, MA
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

December 14
Microsoft DevBoston (formerly Boston .NET & Beantown .NET) - Cambridge, MA
“Using Windows Azure to Build Cloud Enabled Windows Phone Apps” – John Garland

December 14
Boston Area SharePoint Users Group – Cambridge, MA

December 14
North Shore .NET User Group - Ipswich, MA
“Cloud Architecture Patterns” – Bill Wilder

December 14
Boston PHP Meetup – Cambridge, MA
“Paper Prototyping: Sketching and Evaluating Your Design Concepts” – Christine Perfetti

New Group!
December 15
Boston Orchard CMS Group – Cambridge, MA
Kickoff Meeting

December 20
New England Mobile .NET Developers’ Group – Cambridge, MA

December 21
Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA

December 27
Beantown ALT.NET Group – Cambridge, MA
“Introduction to MonoTouch” – Michael Bluestein

Schedule TBA
Boston Arduino Users Group – Cambridge, MA
Boston BizSpark Meetup – Cambridge, MA
Boston Business Intelligence – Waltham, MA
Boston Cloud Services – Waltham, MA
Boston Node.js Meetup – Boston, MA
Boston Web Design Meetup – Cambridge, MA
Boston WebsiteSpark Group – Cambridge, MA
DotNetNuke Boston Meetup – Cambridge, MA
jQuery Boston Meetup – Boston, MA
Mobile Monday Boston – Boston, MA
New England ASP.NET Professionals – Waltham, MA
New England Silverlight Guild – Cambridge, MA
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Cambridge, MA
Refresh Boston – Cambridge, MA
UX Book Club, Boston – Cambridge, MA
Western Mass Microsoft Technology Users Group - Agawam, MA

New Hampshire

November 16 
NH .NET User Group, Nashua – Nashua, NH
“Developing Cloud-Enabled Windows Phone Applications with Windows Azure” – John Garland

November 16
NH .NET User Group, Concord – Concord, NH
“XBOX / Kinect Using .NET Framework SDK” – Phil Denoncourt III

November 16
NH .NET User Group, Seacoast – Portsmouth, NH
“Real Projects with Entity Framework 4.1”

December 8
Granite State SharePoint User Group – Nashua, NH
“SharePoint Loggins & Debugging: The Troubleshooter’s Best Friend” – Cornelius J. van Dyk & Jason Himmelstein

Schedule TBA
Nashua Scrum Club – Nashua, NH
Seacoast SQL Server Users Group – Portsmouth, NH

New York (Upstate)

November 15
Upstate NY PowerShell Users Group (Rochester chapter) – Rochester, NY

November 15
Windows Phone Camp – Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Free and open to all. Afternoon w/ dev sessions followed by evening hands-on hackathon.

November 16
MS Dev WNY– Hamburg, NY
“Introduction to HTML5 Development” – Patrick Lupiani

November 16
Build Guild – Troy, NY
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

November 17
VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY
“Windows 8 Metro Development” – Steve Maier

November 21
Capital Area SQL Server Users Group – Albany, NY

December 2-4
RIT Game Camp – Rochester, NY
Special free weekend, combining four events!  A weekend-long Game Jam, along with “XNA in a Day”, HTML5 Camp, and Windows Phone Game/App Camps on Saturday.

December 6
AppRochester – Rochester, NY

December 7
Rochester JavaScript Meetup (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY

December 20
Upstate NY PowerShell Users Group (Rochester chapter) – Rochester, NY

Schedule TBA
Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Rochester, NY
Refresh Rochester – Rochester, NY
Rochester SharePoint User Group – Rochester, NY
Tech Valley .NET Users Group - Latham, NY
Upstate NY PowerShell Users Group (Syracuse chapter) – Syracuse, NY
Western New York Back Office Technology User Group – Blasdell, NY
Western NY SQL Server PASS – Amherst, NY

Rhode Island

November 16
Providence Geeks – Providence, RI

December 8
Providence Web Development Lunch Hour – Providence, RI

December 13
Tech Club Rhode Island – Providence, RI
End of Year Celebration

Schedule TBA
Rhode Island .NET User Group - Bristol, RI 

Vermont

November 17
Burlington PHP Users Group – Burlington, VT
”Building Faster Websites”

December 5 
Vermont .NET User Group – S. Burlington, VT
“WCF RIA Services” – Kathleen MacMahon

Schedule TBA
Vermont SQL Server User Group - Burlington, VT