Welcome, Fall!Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeastern US (and several online).  Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$]. 

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

-Chris

[Last updated 10/9/2012]

Online

Now Through October 25
Windows 8 Hands-On Labs Online
”Hands-on Labs Online (HOLOs) are online events where you listen to a live presentation and work on lab exercises. As you work on your labs, Microsoft experts can assist and provide guidance by chatting with you one-on-one or by virtually taking control of your lab.”

October 11
LIDNUG & Wintellect 
“.NET Performance Tuning” – John Robbins

November 8   
LIDNUG & Wintellect 
“Practical Patterns with JS, MVC4, HTML5” – Mitch Harpur

November 15   
LIDNUG & Wintellect 
“Building Single Page Apps” – John Papa

         

Connecticut

October 1
Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group – Stamford, CT 
“Entity Framework for Real Web Applications” – Adam Tuliper

October 9
Connecticut .NET Developers Group – Farmington, CT     
“Cloud Architecture Patterns for Building Cloud-Native Applications” – Bill Wilder

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

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 SQL Server UG - Stamford, CT
Hartford Tech Meetup – Hartford, CT     

 

Maine

October 11  
Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME     
Visual Studio 2012 Community Launch

October 23
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME

November 15  
Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME     
Chris Bowen on Windows 8

November 27
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME
Windows 8 with Chris Bowen

Schedule TBA   
Maine Agile User Group – Portland, ME    
Maine Developer Network - Augusta, ME
SharePoint Maine User Group – Portland, ME    

 

Massachusetts

October 1
Mobile Monday Boston – Boston, MA    
Mobile Demo Night

October 1 
Boston Predictive Analytics – Cambridge, MA
”Predictive Analytics World: Lightning Talks”

October 2
Boston Business Intelligence – Waltham, MA
”Building BI Semantic Model with SQL Server Data Tools in VS 2012” – Slava Kokaev

October 2
Hacks / Hackers Boston – Dorchester, MA 
“Top 5 SEO Tips for Journalists & Media Websites / Using Social Media Platforms”

October 3
Windows App Development Office Hours – Microsoft, Cambridge, MA
(No appointment necessary.)  Drop by with your questions or to test your apps.

October 3
Boston Predictive Analytics – Cambridge, MA
”RapidMiner Predictive Analytics Software: Social Media & Segmentation Analysis”

October 4
New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA
“PowerPivot: PivotTable on Steroids” – Sunil Kadimdiwan

October 5 & 6
AT&T Mobile App Hackathon – Cambridge, MA

October 8
New England F# User Group – Cambridge, MA

October 8
SQL in the City Boston 2012 – Cambridge, MA

October 9
*New Group*
Boston Windows 8 Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
Several speakers on Windows 8: Chris Bowen, Tushneem Dharmagadda, David Davis.  The new group is meeting in our new One Cambridge Center office. 

October 9
Build Guild Salem – Salem, MA
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

October 9
Build Guild Cape Cod - Sandwich, MA
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

October 9
New England Artificial Intelligence – Cambridge, MA 
“AI, Pizza, & Beer”

October 10
Windows App Development Office Hours – Microsoft, Cambridge, MA
(No appointment necessary.)  Drop by with your questions or to test your apps.

October 10 
Boston Area SharePoint Users Group – Cambridge, MA
”Demystifying SharePoint 2012 – From Dependencies to Licensing” – Gina Montgomery

October 11  
Boston PHP Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
“Show & Tell & Code as Well”

October 13
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Cambridge, MA 
OWASP Boston Application Security Conference 2012

October 15
Boston Accessibility Roundtable – Cambridge, MA

October 16
Microsoft DevBoston – Cambridge, MA     
“Windows Identify Foundation in .NET 4.5” – Brock Allen

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

October 16
Boston BizSpark Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
“Funded Founders Panel and Networking”

October 17-19
[$] MonkeySpace 2012 – Cambridge, MA
Formerly MonoSpace, the official cross platform and open-source .NET conference

October 17
The .NET Rocks! Visual Studio 2012 Launch Road Trip! – Cambridge, MA
Join Carl Franklin, Richard Campbell and guests as they tour North America.  Colocated with the MonkeySpace 2012 conference.

October 17
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA

October 17
Boston Orchard CMS User Group – Cambridge, MA    

October 18
*New Group*
MetroWest Web Developers – Maynard, MA
”Add Sanity to Packaging and Organization with Require.js and Aura.js”

October 18 
Worcester Web Technology – Worcester, MA
“Using HTML5 Canvas and jQuery to Create Images, Graphs and a Coloring Book”

October 18 
New England SQL Server User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Data Quality Services (DQS) – End to End” – Matt Masson

October 18 
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA

CodeCampOctober 20
Boston Code Camp 18 – Cambridge, MA
A free, full day event, by and for the developer community.  After 17 events in Waltham, MA, this is the first in its new home at NERD in Cambridge, MA

October 22  
Tech in Motion - Cambridge, MA    
“Windows 8: Opportunity Knocks” – Jim O’Neil

October 24
Boston Front End Developers – Cambridge, MA
”Environmental Design on the Web” – Tim Wright

October 24 
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA

October 24
Agile Boston User Group (Waltham) - Waltham, MA

October 25
Windows 8 Apps & SQL Server 2012 Book Launch – Microsoft Store, Boston, MA
Tallan authors launch the books: "Getting Started with Windows 8 Apps” and "Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012”

October 25
Agile Boston User Group (Boston) – Boston, MA

October 25
Boston Azure Cloud User Group – Cambridge, MA
”How EVault is Using Windows Azure” – David Langdon

October 29
Boston WordPress – Boston, MA    

October 29
HTML5 Boston – Boston, MA
”Anatomy of a Virtual Self-Study Group” & “Essentials of HTML5 for Desktop & Mobile”

October 29
Refresh Boston – Cambridge, MA
”Designing Design Teams” – Martin Ringlein, Twitter

October 30image
Microsoft 2012 Launch Event – Waltham, MA
Part of “The New Era of Work” launch event series, a full day with 5 tracks of content on Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, Office, Windows Server and more.

October 30
Beantown ALT.NET Group – Cambridge, MA
”Windows 8, XNA and MonoGame – How to Get Your Game into the Windows 8 Store” – Bob Familiar

October 30 
Boston Software Engineering Meetup – Boston, MA
“The Future of Communications with Nuance and Microsoft”

November 1
New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA

November 1
[$] Web Start Women Boston – Cambridge, MA
”Project Night”

November 4 
Boston PHP Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
“jQuery jAM, Season 2”

November 7
New England Mobile .NET Developers’ Group – Cambridge, MA
”Introduction to MonoTouch and Collection Views in iOS6”

November 8
Microsoft DevBoston – Cambridge, MA     

November 8 
Worcester Web Technology – Worcester, MA
“Twitter Bootstrap: Simple HTML, CSS, and JS for User Interfaces”

November 8 & 9
[$] Web Unleashed 2012 – Waltham, MA
Front end developer conference

November 9
[$] Startup Weekend: The Battle for the Charles – Cambridge, MA

November 12
Boston Accessibility Roundtable – Cambridge, MA

November 12
Cloudy Mondays – Newton Center, MA     
“Open Source in the Cloud”

November 13
Boston Windows 8 Meetup – Cambridge, MA
”Innovations in Windows 8 App Development”

November 13
DotNetNuke Boston Meetup – Cambridge (TBD), MA
Mandeep Singh

November 14
Boston Software Engineering Meetup – Boston, MA
“The Future is Real Time with IBT Technologies”

November 15 
New England SQL Server User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Big Data and Cloud at Microsoft” – Mark Souza

November 15
Boston Azure Cloud User Group – Cambridge, MA

November 16
[$] MassTLC Innovation 2012 Unconference – Boston, MA

November 17 
Boston Software Engineering Meetup – Boston, MA
“Realtime Web Workshop”

November 17 & 18
[$] AngelHack Hackathon Fall 2012 Boston – Boston, MA

November 19
Boston Orchard CMS User Group – Cambridge, MA
”Inside Module Development”

November 21
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA

November 26
Boston WordPress – Boston, MA    

November 27
*New Group*
Boston CSS Meetup – Jamaica Plain, MA

November 28 
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA

November 29 
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA

December 6
Microsoft DevBoston – Cambridge, MA     
“Hacker vs. Hacker” – Patricks Hynds & Duane Laflotte

December 6
New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA 

December 6   
Worcester Web Technology – Worcester, MA
“KnockoutJS: Simplify JavaScript UIs with the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) Pattern”

December 11
Boston Windows 8 Meetup – Cambridge, MA
”Everything You Need to Know About Windows 8 Style App Development”

December 12 
Boston PHP Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
“How to Become a Web Developer” – Larry Ullman

December 12
Boston Accessibility Roundtable – Cambridge, MA

December 13
Boston Azure Cloud User Group – Cambridge, MA
”AAD/Authentication and/or AAL” – Brock Allen

December 19
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA

December 26
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA

Schedule TBA    

Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA    
Boston Arduino Users Group – Cambridge, MA    
Boston Artists + Coders – Boston, MA  
Boston Cloud Services – Waltham, MA    
Boston JavaScript Meetup – Boston, MA 
Boston Node.js Meetup – Boston, MA    
Boston Python User Group – Cambridge, MA     
Boston Software Craftsmanship – Cambridge, MA  
Boston Unity Group – Cambridge, MA   
Boston Web Design Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
Boston Web Performance Group – Boston, MA    
Boston WebsiteSpark Group – Cambridge, MA    
Cape Cod .NET – Plymouth, MA
Drinks on Tap – Cambridge, MA
Emerging Business Tech – Cambridge, MA     
Game Dev Night – Boston, MA
HPC & GPU Supercomputing Group of Boston – Cambridge, MA
jQuery Boston Meetup – Boston, MA     
Kinect Boston Users Group – Cambridge, MA    
New England Game Dev Meetup – 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    
UX Book Club, Boston – Cambridge, MA    
Western Mass Developers’ Group – Hadley, MA
Western Mass Microsoft Technology Users Group - Agawam, MA        

 

New Hampshire

October 3
Seacoast Wordpress Developers – Portsmouth, NH

October 4
PixelMEDIA Hosts Josh Clark! – Portsmouth, NH

October 10
Joomla NH User Group – Durham, NH    
“An Exclusive Look at Joomla 3.0”

October 11  
Granite State SharePoint User Group – Nashua, NH

October 17   
NH .NET User Group, Nashua – Nashua, NH

October 20
SQL Saturday Nashua – Nashua, NH

October 24   
Web Dev Meetup – Portsmouth, NH
“Hoopla Party – Halloween Style”

November 8
Granite State SharePoint User Group – Nashua, NH 
Bob German

December 13
Granite State SharePoint User Group – Nashua, NH 

Schedule TBA     
eBrew – Portsmouth, NH    
Nashua Scrum Club – Nashua, NH
NH .NET User Group, Concord – Concord, NH    
NH .NET User Group, Seacoast – Portsmouth, NH    
NH Database Meetup – Manchester, NH    
Portsmouth Startup Meetup – Portsmouth, NH    
Seacoast SQL Server Users Group – Portsmouth, NH
Systems Engineering and Administration Technical User Group – Portsmouth, NH    

 

New York (Upstate)

October 2
AppRochester – Rochester, NY    
“iOS6, iPhone 5, and In App Purchases”

October 3
Rochester JavaScript Meetup (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY

October 3
Microsoft Developers of Western NY – Buffalo, NY    
“Product Development Concepts for Windows Store Apps”

October 9
Tech Valley .NET Users Group – Albany, NY    
“Building Your First Windows 8 Application” – Jim O’Neil

October 10
IA/UX Rochester (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY

October 15
The .NET Rocks! Visual Studio 2012 Launch Road Trip! – Rochester (TBD), NY
Join Carl Franklin, Richard Campbell and guests as they tour North America.

October 18
Rochester Ruby Meetup (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY

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

imageNovember 13
Microsoft 2012 Launch Event – Syracuse, NY
Part of “The New Era of Work” launch event series, a full day with 5 tracks of content on Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, Office, Windows Server and more.

November 14
IA/UX Rochester (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY

December 5   
Rochester JavaScript Meetup (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY

December 12
IA/UX Rochester (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY

Schedule TBA     
Build Guild – Troy, NY    
Capital Area SQL Server Users Group – Albany, NY    
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    
Upstate NY PowerShell Users 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

October 3   
Rhode Island SharePoint User Group – Providence, RI     
“How to Improve Your SharePoint Governance” – Chris Bortlik

October 5-7
[$] Providence Startup Weekend – Providence, RI
Startup Weekends are about idea exchange, team forming, and startups.

October 11
Providence Web Development Lunch Hour – Providence, RI

October 16   
WordPress Providence Meetup – Providence (TBD), RI

October 18  
Prov.JS – Providence, RI
”YUI Live Coding Presentation” – Simon Højberg

October 23
Providence UX Meetup – Providence, RI
”Designers and Code”

October 26
*New Group*
Providence Functional Programmers – Providence, RI

October 27   
WordCamp Providence 2012 – Providence, RI

November 7
Rhode Island SharePoint User Group – Providence, RI     

November 8
Providence Web Development Lunch Hour – Providence, RI

December 5
Rhode Island SharePoint User Group – Providence, RI     

December 13
Providence Web Development Lunch Hour – Providence, RI

November 27
Providence UX Meetup – Providence, RI
”Designers and Code”

Schedule TBA    
MoDevRI (Mobile Developers & Entrepreneurs) – Providence, RI     
Providence Geeks – Providence, RI 
Southern New England SQL Server Users Group – East Greenwich, RI  

 

Vermont

October 15
Vermont .NET User Group – Winooski, VT     
“SQL Azure vs. Azure Table Storage: A Real World Comparison”

November 12
Vermont .NET User Group – Winooski, VT     
“Load Testing” – Mike Jones

December 11
Vermont .NET User Group – Winooski, VT     
“LightSwitch” – Beth Massi

Schedule TBA     
Vermont SQL Server User Group - Burlington, VT    
Burlington PHP Users Group – Burlington, VT
Northern Vermont SharePoint Users Group – Essex Junction, VT