As time continues to march quickly onward, here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeast. Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$].  Based on the length of these event posts lately, the tech community here in the northeast is doing extremely well!

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

-Chris

[Last updated 3/16/2012]

Connecticut

April 9
Hartford Area Build Guild – Farmington, CT
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

April 10
Connecticut .NET Developers Group – Farmington, CT
“ASP.NET MVC 4 and the ASP.NET Web API” – Nate Dudek

May 8
Connecticut .NET Developers Group – Farmington, CT
“Windows 8 Development” – Chris Bowen

WindowsMay 23
Windows 8 Developer Camp – Farmington, CT
A free, full day for developers to learn about Windows 8, including sessions and hands-on labs
Chris Bowen & Rachel Appel

June 23
Fifth Annual Hartford Code Camp – Farmington, CT

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

 

Maine

March 27 
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME
“Getting Started with Node.js” – Greg Howe

April 12
Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME
“Windows 8 for Developers” – Chris Bowen

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

 

Massachusetts

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

March 15
Boston Web Performance Group – Boston, MA
“Apache Web Performance” – Devon Hillard

March 17
[$] Geek Girl Cape Cod Conference 2012 – Barnstable, MA

March 19
Music 2.0 – Cambridge, MA
”Tools + Tech for Musicians, Marketers + Managers: The 2012 Edition”

March 19
Boston Software Engineering Meetup – Boston, MA
“Boston Tech Job Fair”

March 20
Boston New Technology Meetup – Cambridge, MA
Tech products and startup community

March 21
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA

March 21
Boston PHP Meetup – Cambridge, MA
“Learn Git and GitHub” – Ajay Reddy

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

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

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

March 22
Worcester Web Technology – Worcester, MA
“Build a Web Application in 5 Minutes with Spring Roo” – Chris Pinto

March 24
Hacks / Hackers Boston – Dorchester, MA
”Boston Baseball Hack Day”

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

March 26
HTML5 Boston – Boston, MA
”How to Properly Structure an HTML5 Web Page”

March 26
Boston WordPress – Cambridge, MA
“What Would Core Do?  Extending Consistency & Classiness” – Jake Goldman
“Design, UX, Content Strategy and SEO” – Annie Smidt

March 27
Beantown ALT.NET Group – Cambridge, MA
“Introduction to NoSQL with Couchbase Server” – Raghavan Srinivas

March 27
Boston Tech Meetup - Cambridge, MA
“Learn About NoSQL!” – John Zablocki

March 28
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA

March 28
Boston Node.js Meetup – Boston, MA
“Intro to Node” – Le Zhang
“Network Programming for Games” - Geoff Pitsch

March 28
Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA
Jeremy Kriegel on Agile Requirements and Personas

March 29
Ignite Boston 9 – Cambridge, MA
5-minute presentations on a variety of interesting topics!

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

March 29
Boston JavaScript Meetup – Boston, MA
“Choosing CoffeeScript” – Adam Buggia

March 29
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA
“Lean UX” – Josh Seiden

code camp 17March 31
New England Code Camp 17 – Waltham, MA
The Code Camp that started them all convenes one last time in Waltham before moving to Cambridge in the fall.  Join hundreds of fellow developers for a free day of great stuff by the developer community, for the developer community.

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

April 3 
Refresh Boston – Cambridge, MA
“What’s Next for Responsive Web Design?” – Mat Marquis

April 4
Boston PHP Meetup – Cambridge, MA
“Lean UX: Getting Out of the Deliverables Business” – Jeff Gothelf

April 7 & 8
BarCamp Boston 7 – Cambridge, MA
Free and open two-day geek unconference (schedule determined and organized by attendees at the event!)

April 10
Build Guild – Salem and Cape Cod
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

April 11
Boston Area SharePoint Users Group – Cambridge, MA

April 11
Boston Accessibility Roundtable – Cambridge, MA

April 11
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Waltham, MA
“Gray, the New Black: Gray-Box Vulnerability Testing” – David Eoff

April 12
Kinect Boston Users Group – Cambridge, MA
“Kinect Boston Demos and PAX Debrief”

April 12
New England Mobile .NET Developers’ Group – Cambridge, MA
“Monetize Your Windows Phone App!” – Lance McCarthy

April 12
New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA
“Common Backup Problems and How to Deal with Them” – Grant Fritchey

April 18
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA

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

April 19
Western Mass Microsoft Technology Users Group - Agawam, MA
“LINQ” – Jeff Roy

April 19
Worcester Web Technology – Worcester, MA
“Git/Github in an Agile/Collaborative Environment”

April 21-22
Rethink Music: Hacker’s Weekend – Cambridge, MA
“This will be a weekend for developers, designers, programers, industry insiders and musicians to come together to create new and unique applications across many different platforms.”

April 23
Mobile Monday Boston – Boston, MA
The Mobile Pitch Challenge

April 24
Boston Azure Cloud User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Building Games with Windows Azure Services” – Michael Cummings

April 25
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA

April 26
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA

April 28
SharePoint Saturday Boston 5 – Waltham, MA

April 30
HTML5 Boston – Boston, MA
”How to Properly Structure an HTML5 Web Page”

April 30
Boston WordPress – Cambridge, MA

May 2
The Road to Windows 8! – Waltham, MA
“A free, unbiased look at the current and future development with Windows 8 and .NET.” - Markus Egger

NEGiveCampMay 4-6
New England GiveCamp – Cambridge, MA
A weekend for tech professionals to donate time and talent to support local charities and non-profit organizations.

May 8
DotNetNuke Boston Meetup – Cambridge, MA

May 10
Microsoft DevBoston – Cambridge, MA
“Developing Software for Windows 8” – Chris Bowen

May 10
Worcester Web Technology – Worcester, MA
“Agile Testing”

May 14
Boston Software Craftsmanship – Cambridge, MA
Lightning Talks

May 16
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA

May 16
Boston Accessibility Roundtable – Cambridge, MA

WindowsMay 22
Windows 8 Developer Camp – Waltham, MA
A free, full day for developers to learn about Windows 8, including sessions and hands-on labs
Chris Bowen & Rachel Appel

May 23
Boston Orchard CMS User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Orchard CMS Boston Feature Development for v1.4”

May 24
Western Mass Microsoft Technology Users Group - Agawam, MA
“Windows 8” – Chris Bowen

May 30
Boston Azure Cloud User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Hands-On with the Windows Azure SDK (Bring Your Own Laptop!)” – Jason Haley

Schedule TBA
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 Front End Developers – Cambridge, MA
Boston Predictive Analytics – Cambridge, MA
Boston Web Design Meetup – Cambridge, MA
Boston WebsiteSpark Group – Cambridge, MA
Cape Cod .NET User Group – Plymouth, MA
Cloudy Mondays – Cambridge, MA
Emerging Business Tech – Newton Center, MA
HPC & GPU Supercomputing Group of Boston – Cambridge, MA
jQuery Boston Meetup – Boston, MA
New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA
New England Artificial Intelligence – TBD
North Shore .NET User Group - Ipswich, MA
North Shore Web Geeks – Newburyport, MA
UX Book Club, Boston – Cambridge, MA
Western Mass Developers’ Group – Hadley, MA

 

New Hampshire

March 21
NH .NET User Group, Nashua – Nashua, NH
“Extreme Performance” – Lance Farquhar

March 21
NH .NET User Group, Seacoast – Portsmouth, NH
”A View from the Summit” – Pat Tormey & Ed Bouras

March 21
Systems Engineering and Administration Technical User Group – Portsmouth, NH
”Implementing and Managing a BYOD Policy in Your Organization”

March 22
Digital Portsmouth – Portsmouth, NH
NH TweetUp & The Music Hall

March 28
Web Dev Meetup – Portsmouth, NH
Tim Armstrong on Security for web and mobile development

April 5
eBrew �� Portsmouth, NH

April 12
Granite State SharePoint User Group – Nashua, NH
Gail Shlansky

May 3
eBrew – Portsmouth, NH

May 10
Granite State SharePoint User Group – Nashua, NH
Derek Cash-Peterson

May 11
[$] eCoast Cloud Summit – Portsmouth, NH

Schedule TBA
Joomla NH User Group – Durham, NH
Nashua Scrum Club – Nashua, NH
NH .NET User Group, Concord – Concord, NH
Portsmouth Startup Meetup – Portsmouth, NH
Seacoast SQL Server Users Group – Portsmouth, NH

 

New York (Upstate)

March 15
VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY
“Continuous Integration with Subversion and CruiseControl.NET” – David Stevenson

March 19
Upstate NY PowerShell Users Group – Rochester, NY
International PowerShell User Group Day

March 19
Capital Area SQL Server Users Group – Albany, NY

March 21
Build Guild – Troy, NY
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

March 24
CloudCamp Rochester – Rochester, NY

April 3
Microsoft Developers of Western NY – Buffalo, NY
“Playing Games in the Cloud” – Jim O’Neil

April 3
AppRochester – Rochester, NY

April 4
VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY
“Playing Games in the Cloud” – Jim O’Neil

April 5 
Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY
“Playing Games in the Cloud” – Jim O’Neil

April 4
Rochester JavaScript Meetup (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY

April 10
Tech Valley .NET Users Group – Albany, NY
“Playing Games in the Cloud” – Jim O’Neil

April 16
Capital Area SQL Server Users Group – Albany, NY

April 27-29
[$] Startup Weekend Rochester – Rochester, NY

May 1
AppRochester – Rochester, NY

May 2
Rochester JavaScript Meetup (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY

May 12
SQL Saturday Rochester – Rochester, NY

Schedule TBA
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Rochester, NY
Refresh Rochester – Rochester, NY
Rochester SharePoint User Group – Rochester, NY
Western New York Back Office Technology User Group – Blasdell, NY
Western NY SQL Server PASS – Amherst, NY

 

Rhode Island

March 21
MoDevRI (Mobile Developers & Entrepreneurs) – Providence, RI
“Prototyping Your Next Mobile App” + Networking

April 11
Southern New England SQL Server Users Group – East Greenwich, RI

April 12 
Providence Web Development Lunch Hour – Providence, RI

April 18
Providence Geeks – Providence, RI

May 10
Providence Web Development Lunch Hour – Providence, RI

Schedule TBA
Rhode Island .NET User Group - Bristol, RI
WordPress Providence Meetup – Providence, RI

 

Vermont

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

April 9 
Vermont .NET User Group – S. Burlington, VT
Kathleen Dollard

May 14
Vermont .NET User Group – S. Burlington, VT
Chris Fradenberg

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