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Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – May 2012 Edition

Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – May 2012 Edition

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Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeast. Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$].

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

-Chris

[Last updated 5/4/2012]

Connecticut

May 1
Agile Connecticut - Farmington, CT

May 3
Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group – Stamford, CT
“MoCloud: Useful Cloud Patterns for Mobile Developers” – Dani Diaz

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

May 9
Connecticut Access Users Group – Farmington, CT

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

Windows9May 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 7
Hartford Tech Meetup – Hartford, CT

CodeCampJune 23
Fifth Annual Hartford Code Camp – Farmington, CT

Schedule TBA
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 SQL Server UG - Stamford, CT

Maine

May 10
Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME
“Advanced JavaScript Techniques” – Fritz Onion

May 22 
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME

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

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

May 1
Boston Business Intelligence – Waltham, MA
“Introduction to BI Semantic Model” – Slava Kokaev

May 1
Boston Predictive Analytics – Cambridge, MA

May 2
Code Mastery – Waltham, MA
A free, full-day tech event by Magenic. Features two tracks: “Future of Development” and “Developing a BI System Using SQL Server 2012”.

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

May 2
Boston Tech Meetup - Cambridge, MA
“Did WordPress Do That?” – Jon Bishop

May 2
Boston PHP Meetup – Cambridge, MA
“Show ‘n Tell Night”

May 3
New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA
“An Introduction to Windows 8” – Chris Bowen

May 3 (first of 4 classes)
[$] Web Start Women Boston – Cambridge, MA
”Wrangling HTML/CSS”

NEGiveCamp25May 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 5
Boston Innovation Challenge – Allston, MA

May 7
New England F# User Group – Cambridge, MA
TBD – Keith Battocchi

May 7
New England Artificial Intelligence – TBD
“AI, Pizza, & Beer”

May 8
DotNetNuke Boston Meetup – Cambridge, MA

May 8
Build Guild – Salem and Cape Cod
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

May 9
Drinks on Tap – Allston, MA
”Demos, drinks and discussions about mobile development'”

May 9
Emerging Business Tech – Cambridge, MA
“NoSQL in the Real World”

May 9
Breakfast at Telerik: Agile – Waltham, MA

May 9
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA

May 9 (first of 2 classes)
[$] Web Start Women Boston – Cambridge, MA
”Photoshop: Designing for the Web”

imageMay 10
Microsoft Web Camp – Waltham, MA
A free, full-day event focused on web development topics including HTML5, ASP.NET 4.5, WebMatrix, jQuery, Internet Explorer 9 & 10, and more.

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

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

May 10
Boston Software Engineering Meetup – Boston, MA
“Nanotechnology | Small Scale Software Engineering”

May 10
New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA
“How Not to Be a Cranky DBA” – Mike Hillwig

May 14
Boston Software Craftsmanship – Cambridge, MA
Lightning Talks

May 14
[$] Tech Cocktail Sessions Boston – Cambridge, MA
”Startup Inspiration: Turning Ideas Into Action”

May 14
Boston WordPress – Cambridge, MA

May 15
Hacks / Hackers Boston – Boston, MA
”Using mapping to inform the world”

May 16
Boston New Technology Meetup – Cambridge, MA
Tech products and startup community

May 16
Boston Accessibility Roundtable – Cambridge, MA

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

May 17
Refresh Boston – Cambridge, MA
“Taking the Plunge” – Mike Kivikoski

May 19
SQL Saturday Boston – Waltham, MA
A free full day of sessions for anyone looking to learn more about SQL Server.

Windows4May 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 23
jQuery Boston Meetup – Boston, MA
“Five minute lightning talks!”

May 23
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA

May 23
Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA

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

May 24
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA

May 29
Boston Software Engineering Meetup – Cambridge, MA
“Robotics | AI | Big Data”

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

May 30
Boston Tech Meetup - Cambridge, MA
“Jobspring and Workbridge Career Fair” & ”Start-up Panel Discussion”

May 30
HPC & GPU Supercomputing Group of Boston – Cambridge, MA

June 4
Cloudy Mondays – Cambridge, MA
“Control in the Cloud”

June 6
Boston Accessibility Roundtable – Cambridge, MA

June 7
Microsoft DevBoston – Cambridge, MA

June 7
New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA
“RavenDB” – Igor Moochnick

June 7
Boston Web Performance Group – Boston, MA

June 11
Boston Software Craftsmanship – Cambridge, MA

June 14
New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA
“Reducing Data Integration TCO – Best Practices for SQL Server 2012” – Larry Barnes

June 14
Boston Software Engineering Meetup – TBD
“3D Printing Hackday and Party”

June 18
New England F# User Group – Cambridge, MA
”Bumblebee” - Mathias Brandewinder

June 20
Boston Orchard CMS User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Orchard CMS Themes Styling and Design Walk Through” – Rebecca Pleshaw

June 20
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA

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

June 21
Western Mass Microsoft Technology Users Group - Agawam, MA
“Infragistics Presentation”

June 21
[$] Tech Cocktail Sessions Boston – Cambridge, MA

June 22-23
Boston Azure Cloud User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Boston Azure Bootcamp (hands-on)”

June 25
Boston WordPress – Cambridge, MA

June 27
HPC & GPU Supercomputing Group of Boston – Cambridge, MA

June 27
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA

June 28
Boston Azure Cloud User Group – Cambridge, MA
TBD – Michael S. Collier

July 5
New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA
“The Other Stack: HTML5 and CSS” – Doug Domeny

July 10
Boston Accessibility Roundtable – Cambridge, MA

July 17
[$] Tech Cocktail Sessions Boston – Cambridge, MA

July 18
Boston Orchard CMS User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Deploying Orchard to Windows Azure”

July 26
Worcester Web Technology – Worcester, MA
“Build a Python/Django/jQuery web app within an hour” – Marc Hughes

July 26
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA

Schedule TBA

Beantown ALT.NET Group – Cambridge, MA
Boston Arduino Users Group – Cambridge, MA
Boston Area SharePoint Users Group – Cambridge, MA
Boston Artists + Coders – Boston, MA
Boston BizSpark Meetup – Cambridge, MA
Boston Cloud Services – Waltham, MA
Boston Front End Developers – Cambridge, MA
Boston JavaScript Meetup – Boston, MA 
Boston Node.js Meetup – Boston, MA
Boston Web Design Meetup – Cambridge, MA
Boston WebsiteSpark Group – Cambridge, MA
HTML5 Boston – Boston, MA
Kinect Boston Users Group – Cambridge, MA
Mobile Monday Boston – Boston, MA
New England Mobile .NET Developers’ Group – Cambridge, MA
New England Windows Phone User and Developer Group - Waltham, MA
North Shore .NET User Group - Ipswich, MA
North Shore Web Geeks – Newburyport, MA
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Waltham, MA 
UX Book Club, Boston – Cambridge, MA
Western Mass Developers’ Group – Hadley, MA

New Hampshire

May 3
eBrew – Portsmouth, NH

May 8
NH Database Meetup – Manchester, NH
First meeting. Topic: MongoDB

May 9
Portsmouth Startup Meetup – Portsmouth, NH
Jeffrey Vocell

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

May 10
Joomla NH User Group – Durham, NH

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

May 17
Digital Portsmouth – Portsmouth, NH
“The Art of Code”

May 17
Seacoast SQL Server Users Group – Portsmouth, NH
“Hadoop, Big Data & SQL – TripAdvisor’s Story” – Don O’Neill

June 14
Granite State SharePoint User Group – Nashua, NH
Glenn Gnabasik

July 12
Granite State SharePoint User Group – Nashua, NH
“SharePoint Maturity” - Sadalit Van Buren

Schedule TBA
Nashua Scrum Club – Nashua, NH
NH .NET User Group, Concord – Concord, NH
NH .NET User Group, Nashua – Nashua, NH
NH .NET User Group, Seacoast – Portsmouth, NH
Systems Engineering and Administration Technical User Group – Portsmouth, NH
Web Dev Meetup – Portsmouth, NH

New York (Upstate)

May 1
AppRochester – Rochester, NY

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

May 3
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Rochester, NY

May 8
Tech Valley .NET Users Group – Albany, NY
Open Q&A Session

May 12
SQL Saturday Rochester – Rochester, NY
A free full day of sessions for anyone looking to learn more about SQL Server.

May 15
Upstate NY PowerShell Users Group – Rochester, NY
“PowerShell Basics: Pipeline Tactics”

May 21
Capital Area SQL Server Users Group – Albany, NY
”Star and Snowflake Schema, SSAS and Multidimensional Tables”

May 29
Microsoft Developers of Western NY – Buffalo, NY
”Windows Phone Development” – Dani Diaz

May 30
AppRochester – Rochester, NY
“Windows Phone” - Dani Diaz

May 31
Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY
“Windows Phone” – Dani Diaz

June 6
Rochester JavaScript Meetup (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY

July 11
Rochester JavaScript Meetup (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY

Schedule TBA
Build Guild – Troy, NY
Microsoft Developers of Western NY – Buffalo, NY
Refresh Rochester – Rochester, NY
Rochester SharePoint User Group – Rochester, NY
VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY
Western New York Back Office Technology User Group – Blasdell, NY
Western NY SQL Server PASS – Amherst, NY

Rhode Island

May 9 
Southern New England SQL Server Users Group – East Greenwich, RI
“On beyond Zebra AdventureWorks OR where did I go wrong?” – Steve Simon

May 10
Providence Web Development Lunch Hour – Providence, RI

June 14
Providence Web Development Lunch Hour – Providence, RI

July 12
Providence Web Development Lunch Hour – Providence, RI

August 1
Rhode Island SharePoint User Group – Providence, RI
”Inaugural Meeting!”

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

Vermont

May 2
Vermont SQL Server User Group - Burlington, VT
”What’s New in SSIS Denali” – Christian Cote

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

June 11
Vermont .NET User Group – S. Burlington, VT

July 16
Vermont .NET User Group – S. Burlington, VT
Ward Bell

Schedule TBA
Burlington PHP Users Group – Burlington, VT
Northern Vermont SharePoint Users Group – Essex Junction, VT

  • One additional group you might want to consider listing for VT is the Burlington Web Application Group - http://www.btvwag.org/

  • Thanks for the pointer - I'll add them for the June post!

    -Chris

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