Welcome to February. It’s time for a new roundup of developer-focused events that you may find interesting.  Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$].

Interested in other local user groups? Boston User Groups lists New England area tech groups of all kinds.

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

-Chris

[Last updated 2/22/12]

Connecticut

February 2
Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group – Stamford, CT
“Azure, Azure, Azure: Windows Azure Update” – Peter Laudati

February 8
Connecticut Access Users Group – Farmington, CT

February 9
[$] Agile Connecticut - Farmington, CT

February 13
Hartford Area Build Guild – Farmington, CT
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

February 14
Connecticut SharePoint User Group – Farmington, CT
“Building Custom Workflows in SharePoint 2010 Using Visual Studio 2010” – Reddy Kadasani

Schedule TBA
Connecticut .NET Developers Group – Farmington, CT
Connecticut DotNetNuke User Group - Bethany, CT
Connecticut Web Innovators – Hartford, CT
Fairfield County SharePoint User Group – Fairfield, CT
Fairfield/Westchester SQL Server UG - Stamford, CT
Hartford SQL Server Users Group – Farmington, CT

Maine

February 16
Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME
“Get Kinected” – Angelo Castigliola

February 28 
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME
“WebSockets & WebWorkers – Getting plugged in, powered up and getting things done” – Corey Gray

February 28
SharePoint Maine User Group – Portland, ME
“SharePoint Governance with Axceler ControlPoint”

Schedule TBA
Agile User Group – Portland, ME
Maine Developer Network - Augusta, ME
Usability / User Experience User Group – Portland, ME
Web Designers User Group – Portland, ME

Massachusetts

February 2
New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA
“Async Programming in .NET 4.5” – John Bowen

February 2
Refresh Boston – Cambridge, MA
Patrick Haney

February 2
Boston Software Engineering Meetup – Boston, MA
#WeAreTech Icebreaker Networking Event

February 2
HPC & GPU Supercomputing Group of Boston – Cambridge, MA

February 2
Boston Accessibility Roundtable – Cambridge, MA

February 3
New England Database Summit 2012 – Cambridge, MA

February 3
Kinect Boston Users Group – Cambridge, MA
”Kinect Accelerator Info Session!”

February 6
HTML5 Boston – Boston, MA
”Mobile Website Development” – Tunde Ashafa & Jeff Boulay

February 6
Drinks on Tap – Boston, MA
”Demos, drinks and discussions about mobile development'”

February 7
Microsoft DevBoston & Boston Azure Cloud User Group Joint Meeting – Cambridge, MA
“Architecting for Failure: Why Cloud Architecture is Different” – Michael Stiefel

February 9
New England Mobile .NET Developers’ Group – Cambridge, MA
“Windows 8” – Chris Bowen

February 9
New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA
“Big Data with Hadoop and SQL Server”

February 10-12
[$] Startup Scramble – Cambridge, MA

February 13
Boston Area SharePoint Users Group – Cambridge, MA
Rob Windsor on Visual Studio LightSwitch applications (using data from SharePoint 2010)

February 13
Kinect Boston Users Group – Cambridge, MA
”Demos and Kinect for Windows!”

February 15
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA

February 15
Boston Web Performance Group – Boston, MA
“An Expert’s Guide to Making a Website Slow! Anti-Patterns” – Bob Buffone

February 15
Boston PHP Meetup – Cambridge, MA
“Security-Centered Design: Exploring the Impact of Human Behavior”

February 16
Boston Orchard CMS User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Website Development”

February 21
Tech Tuesday – Cambridge, MA
”Developers Wanted”

February 21
Hacks / Hackers Boston – Dorchester, MA
”The Boston Globe’s digital strategy: A peek behind the (pay) wall” – Jeff Moriarty

February 21
Boston Predictive Analytics – Cambridge, MA
”How far away from me is Kevin Bacon? (Social Media & Network Analysis)”

February 22
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA

February 22
Boston Tech Meetup - Cambridge, MA
“SharePoint Performance: Best Practices from the Field” – Jason Himmelstein

February 22
Western Mass Microsoft Technology Users Group - Agawam, MA
“Telerik Product Presentation”

February 22
Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA
“A Culture of Agility” – Pete Behrens

February 23
Boston Azure Cloud User Group – Cambridge, MA
”Solving Access Control in the Cloud – from WIF to ACS” – Brock Allen

February 23
Worcester Web Technology – Worcester, MA
“Practicing Agile/Scrum”

February 23 
Boston New Technology Meetup – Boston, MA
Multiple presentations on what’s new in the startup scene

February 23
Boston JavaScript Meetup – Boston, MA
“The Promises Pattern in JavaScript” – Eric Strathmeyer

February 23
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA

February 27
Boston WordPress – Cambridge, MA

February 28
New England Artificial Intelligence – TBD
”AI, Pizza, and Beer”

February 29
Emerging Business Tech – Newton Center, MA
”Native and HTML5-based mobile: Strategies for mobile app development”

February 29
Boston Front End Developers – Cambridge, MA

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

March 5
Joint meeting:
Beantown ALT.NET Group & New England F# User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Introduction to F#” – Talbott Crowell & Scott Theleman

March 5
Web Innovators Group 33 – Cambridge, MA

March 5
Cloudy Mondays – Cambridge, MA
”Battle of the Public Clouds”

March 8
New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA
“T-SQL Bad Habits to Kick” – Aaron Bertrand

March 10
Boston Predictive Analytics – Cambridge, MA
“Big Data Workshop: Session 1”

March 12
New England Mobile .NET Developers’ Group – Cambridge, MA
“Push Notification Services on Windows Phone” – Michael Cummings

March 13
Build Guild – Salem and Cape Cod
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

March 13
DotNetNuke Boston Meetup – Cambridge, MA

March 14
[$] Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness 2012 – Total Mobility – Cambridge, MA

March 15
Microsoft DevBoston – Cambridge, MA
”Service Design Patterns & Solutions” – Robert Daigneau

March 21
New England Windows Phone User and Developer Group - Waltham, MA

March 21
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA

March 22
Worcester Web Technology – Worcester, MA
“SpringRoo”

March 22
Western Mass Microsoft Technology Users Group - Agawam, MA
TBD – Ian Drake

March 26
Boston WordPress – Cambridge, MA

March 26
Drinks on Tap – Boston, MA
”Demos, drinks and discussions about mobile development'”

March 29
Boston Azure Cloud User Group – Cambridge, MA
”Introduction to Windows Azure SDK” – Jason Haley

March 29
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA

Schedule TBA
Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA
Boston Arduino Users Group – Cambridge, MA
Boston Artists + Coders – Boston, 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
Cape Cod .NET User Group – Plymouth, MA
jQuery Boston Meetup – Boston, MA
Mobile Monday Boston – Boston, MA
New England ASP.NET Professionals – Waltham, MA
North Shore .NET User Group - Ipswich, MA
North Shore Web Geeks – Newburyport, MA
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Cambridge, MA
UX Book Club, Boston – Cambridge, MA
Western Mass Developers’ Group – Hadley, MA

New Hampshire

February 2
eBrew – Portsmouth, NH

February 8
Joomla NH User Group – Durham, NH

February 15
NH .NET User Group, Seacoast – Portsmouth, NH
“Windows 8” – Chris Bowen

February 15
Web Dev Meetup – Portsmouth, NH

February 28
Systems Engineering and Administration Technical User Group – Portsmouth, NH
”Big Data: What it is and What it’s Good For” – Geoff Noel

Schedule TBA
Granite State SharePoint User Group – Nashua, NH
Nashua Scrum Club – Nashua, NH
NH .NET User Group, Concord – Concord, NH
NH .NET User Group, Nashua – Nashua, NH
Seacoast SQL Server Users Group – Portsmouth, NH

New York (Upstate)

February 1
Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY
“Design and Usability” – Gary Davis

February 1
Rochester JavaScript Meetup (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY

February 8
Western NY SQL Server PASS – Amherst, NY
”What’s New in SQL Server 2012” – Erik Harman

February 15
Tech Valley .NET Users Group - Latham, NY
“ASP.NET MVC 3” – Joseph Payette, Jr.

February 15
Build Guild – Troy, NY
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

February 20
Capital Area SQL Server Users Group – Albany, NY

February 21 
Upstate NY PowerShell Users Group – Rochester, NY

February 29
Microsoft Developers of Western NY – Buffalo, NY
”Introduction to Dynamics CRM” – Michael Reynolds

March 8
Rochester SharePoint User Group – Rochester, NY
“Driving SharePoint Adoption” - Chris Bortlik

Schedule TBA
AppRochester – Rochester, NY
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Rochester, NY
Refresh Rochester – Rochester, NY
VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY
Western New York Back Office Technology User Group – Blasdell, NY

Rhode Island

February 8
Southern New England SQL Server Users Group – East Greenwich, RI
”Policy based management with SQL Server 2008 R2” – Scott Abrants

February 9
Providence Web Development Lunch Hour – Providence, RI

February 15 
Providence Geeks – Providence, RI

March 8
Providence Web Development Lunch Hour – Providence, RI

Schedule TBA
MoDevRI (Mobile Developers & Entrepreneurs) – Providence, RI
Rhode Island .NET User Group - Bristol, RI
WordPress Providence Meetup – Providence, RI

Vermont

February 13 
Vermont .NET User Group – S. Burlington, VT
10th Anniversary Celebration!

March 12
Vermont .NET User Group – S. Burlington, VT
Jon Hoguet

March 19
Northern Vermont SharePoint Users Group – Essex Junction, VT
SharePoint with Suzanne Shushereba and Amy Coutu

Schedule TBA
Burlington PHP Users Group – Burlington, VT
Vermont SQL Server User Group - Burlington, VT