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 12/5/2012]

Online

Now Through January 11
Windows 8 Hands-On Labs Online    
Live presentation and work on lab exercises, with experts offering assistance (by chatting with you one-on-one or by virtually taking control of your lab)

December 6   
LIDNUG & Wintellect 
“Pixel Shaders, Custom HLSL Supercharge your XAML” – Walt Ritsher

December 12 & 13
Windows Store App Development for iOS Developers
Live stream at http://channel9.msdn.com (from in-person event in Mountain View, CA)

January 9   
LIDNUG
“Scott Guthrie XV Open Q&A”

         

Connecticut

December 3   
Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group – Stamford, CT 
“Smackdown: Metro Style Apps vs. Websites” – Ben Dewey

December 5, 12, 19, 26
Startup Café – Hartford, CT
”Informal Hartford Co-Working”

December 11 
Hartford Area Build Guild – Hartford, CT
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

December 11
Connecticut SharePoint User Group – Farmington, CT 
“Leveraging the Power of SharePoint 2013 Search” – Reddy Kadasani & Mike Gerety

December 12
Fairfield County SharePoint User Group – Fairfield, CT

December 12
Connecticut Access Users Group – Farmington, CT    

January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Startup Café – Hartford, CT
”Informal Hartford Co-Working”

Schedule TBA 
Agile Connecticut - Farmington, CT    
Connecticut .NET Developers Group – Farmington, CT     
Connecticut Web Innovators – Hartford, CT   
Fairfield/Westchester SQL Server UG - Stamford, CT
Hartford Tech Meetup – Hartford, CT     

 

Maine

December 11
SharePoint Maine User Group – Portland, ME  
“The Ribbon UI and Custom Actions in SharePoint 2010”

Schedule TBA   
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME
Maine Agile User Group – Portland, ME    
Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME     
Maine Developer Network - Augusta, ME    

 

Massachusetts

December 3   
Web Innovators Group & Mobile Monday Boston – Cambridge, MA    
Special Joint Event - http://webinnomobile.eventbrite.com

December 4   
Boston Business Intelligence – Waltham, MA
”Test Data Generation for SQL Server Using Visual Studio” – Slava Kokaev

December 4
[$] Web Start Women Boston – Cambridge, MA
”Practical & Realistic SEO” 

December 4
Boston Python User Group – Cambridge, MA     
“December Project Night”

December 5 (1-5 PM)
Windows 8 Office Hours – Cambridge, MA
Get help with your Windows 8 app/game idea or project.  Test devices available as well.  No appointment necessary, just show up (at our 1 Cambridge Center office).

December 5
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA  
“Project Night!”

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

December 6
New England Microsoft Professionals (formerly NE VB Professionals)- Waltham, MA
“MVC vs. WebForms – Why Would You Use MVC?” – Carl Bergenhem

December 6
New England Mobile C# Developers’ Group – Cambridge, MA    
“Nokia DVLUP for Windows Phone Developers” – Lance McCarthy

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

December 6
[$] Web Start Women Boston – Cambridge, MA
”Project Night” 

December 11
Boston Windows 8 Meetup – Cambridge, MA
”Top Windows 8 App Experts & Tips: Free Pizza & Prizes!  Welcome W8, iOS & Android”.  Note this group is meeting in our new One Cambridge Center office (not NERD)

December 11   
Build Guild Salem – Salem, MA
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

December 11   
Build Guild Cape Cod - Sandwich, MA
“Web People + Adult Beverages + High Fives”

December 11
Boston Web Performance Group – Boston, MA    
“Environmental Design on the Web” – Tim Wright

December 12 (1-5 PM)
Windows 8 Office Hours – Cambridge, MA
Get help with your Windows 8 app/game idea or project.  Test devices available as well.  No appointment necessary, just show up (at our 1 Cambridge Center office).

December 12 
Boston PHP Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
“How to Become a Web Developer” & “Celebrate 10 Years of Boston PHP” – Larry Ullman

December 12
Boston Accessibility Roundtable – Cambridge, MA

December 13   
Boston Azure Cloud User Group – Cambridge, MA
”WazOps – DevOps on Windows Azure” – Todd Mancini

December 13 
New England SQL Server User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Lightning Talks”

December 14
HPC & GPU Supercomputing Group of Boston – Cambridge, MA
”2012 Wrap-up”

December 17
New England F# User Group – Cambridge, MA   
“M-Brace – F# in the Cloud” – George Stavroulakis

December 17
Boston Indies - Boston, MA

December 18
Boston Windows 8 Meetup – Cambridge, MA
”Windows Phone 8 Apps – Everything You Need to Know.  Meet the Experts”.  Note this group is meeting in our new One Cambridge Center office (not NERD)

December 18
Boston Unity Group – Cambridge, MA   

December 18   
Boston New Technology Meetup – Boston, MA
Tech products and startup community

December 18   
Boston BizSpark Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
“Funded Founders Panel and Networking”

December 19
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA
”Windows 8 HTML5 Game Development” – Chris Bowen

December 19 
Boston XNA Developers Group – Cambridge, MA

December 19
Node.js in the Wild – Boston, MA
”Node.js in an Embedded Environment” – David Alexander & Matt Walters

January 3
New England Microsoft Professionals (formerly NE VB Professionals)- Waltham, MA
“Building Windows Store Applications” – Kevin Ford

January 7
Boston Python User Group – Cambridge, MA     
“December Project Night”

January 8   
New England Artificial Intelligence – Cambridge, MA 
“AI, Pizza, & Beer”

January 10 
New England SQL Server User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Big Data and Cloud at Microsoft” – Mark Souza

January 10
* New Group *       
Boston Area Pluralsight Study Group – Cambridge, MA
”SharePoint Developer Ramp-Up Part 1”

January 16
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA  

January 16 
Boston PHP Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
“Usability Speed Dating with Steve Krug!”

January 17
New England Mobile C# Developers’ Group – Cambridge, MA    
“Data Visualization with MonoTouch Using NucliOS” – Brent Schooley

January 17 
Worcester Web Technology – Worcester, MA    
“Mobile App Creation: Dojo Mobile + Maqetta, Sencha Touch + Sencha Complete”

January 21
Boston Indies - Boston, MA

January 23   
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA

January 23   
Boston Front End Developers – Boston, MA
”Forget Frameworks: Create Your Own Flexbile Grid System”

January 31 
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA

Schedule TBA    

Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA
Beantown ALT.NET Group – Cambridge, MA    
Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA    
Boston Arduino Users Group – Cambridge, MA    
Boston Area SharePoint Users Group – Cambridge, MA    
Boston Artists + Coders – Boston, MA  
Boston Cloud Services – Waltham, MA    
Boston CSS Meetup – Jamaica Plain, MA
Boston d3.js User Group – Cambridge, MA 
Boston JavaScript Meetup – Boston, MA 
Boston Node.js Meetup – Boston, MA    
Boston Orchard CMS User Group – Cambridge, MA    
Boston Predictive Analytics – Cambridge, MA    
Boston Software Craftsmanship – Cambridge, MA  
Boston Software Engineering Meetup – Boston, MA    
Boston Web Design Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
Boston WebsiteSpark Group – Cambridge, MA    
Boston WordPress – Boston, MA    
Cape Cod .NET – Plymouth, MA    
Cloudy Mondays – Newton Center, MA     
DotNetNuke Boston Meetup – Cambridge (TBD), MA    
Drinks on Tap – Cambridge, MA   
Emerging Business Tech – Cambridge, MA     
Game Dev Night – Boston, MA    
Hacks / Hackers Boston – Dorchester, MA 
HTML5 Boston – Boston, MA    
jQuery Boston Meetup – Boston, MA     
Kinect Boston Users Group – Cambridge, MA    
MetroWest Web Developers – Maynard, MA    
New England Game Dev Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
New England Windows Phone User and Developer Group - Waltham, MA    
North Shore Web Geeks – Newburyport, MA    
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Cambridge, MA 
Refresh Boston – Cambridge, MA    
Tech in Motion - Cambridge, MA
UX Book Club, Boston – Cambridge, MA    
Western Mass Developers’ Group – Hadley, MA
Western Mass Microsoft Technology Users Group - Agawam, MA        

 

New Hampshire

December 5   
Seacoast WordPress Developers – Portsmouth, NH

December 12   
Joomla NH User Group – Durham, NH    

December 13 
Granite State SharePoint User Group – Nashua, NH

December 19   
NH .NET User Group, Nashua – Nashua, NH

January 10   
Granite State SharePoint User Group – Nashua, NH 
Bob German

January 16   
NH .NET User Group, Nashua – 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    
NH PHP – Manchester, NH
Portsmouth Startup Meetup – Portsmouth, NH    
Seacoast SQL Server Users Group – Portsmouth, NH
Systems Engineering and Administration Technical User Group – Portsmouth, NH    
Web Dev Meetup – Portsmouth, NH

         

New York (Upstate)

December 4   
AppRochester – Rochester, NY    
Paul Solt

December 4
Ithaca Web People – Ithaca, NY
”Beer and Code”

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

December 6
Rochester Tech Startups – Rochester, NY
”Startup Drinks”

December 7
Syracuse Innovators Guild – Syracuse, NY
”Pentesting Network Vulnerabilities and Web Applications”

December 11
Build Guild – Troy, NY
”A monthly gathering of web folks that enjoy chatting over drinks”

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

December 13
Upstate NY PowerShell Users Group – Rochester, NY    
“December Script Club”

December 18
Ithaca Web People – Ithaca, NY
”Third Tuesday”

December 19
Rochester Tech Startups – Rochester, NY
”Year in Review”

December 20
Rochester Ruby Meetup (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY

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

January 8   
Tech Valley .NET Users Group – Albany, NY    
Kosta Bidoshi

January 8
Buffalo PHP – Cheektowaga, NY

January 9
IA/UX Rochester (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY

January 14
Capital Area SQL Server Users Group – Albany, NY    

December 18
Ithaca Web People – Ithaca, NY
”Third Tuesday”

January 17
Rochester Ruby Meetup (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY

Schedule TBA
Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY    
Microsoft Developers of Western NY – Buffalo, NY    
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Rochester, NY
Refresh Rochester – Rochester, NY    
Rochester SharePoint User Group – Rochester, NY    
Syracuse Game Makers – Syracuse, NY
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

December 4 
Prov.JS – Providence, RI
”JavaScript and CSS Performance Tips and Tricks”

December 4
Providence PHP Meetup – Providence, RI

December 4   
WordPress Providence Meetup – Providence, RI
Tom Conte on SEO

December 5
Rhode Island SharePoint User Group – Providence, RI
”Meeting and SharePint”

December 12
Southern New England SQL Server Users Group – East Greenwich, RI  
“Lightning Talks” – various speakers

December 12
Providence Geeks – Providence, RI 

December 13
Providence Web Development Lunch Hour – Providence, RI

January 2   
Rhode Island SharePoint User Group – Providence, RI
”Meeting and SharePint”

January 10
Providence Web Development Lunch Hour – Providence, RI

January 22
Providence UX Meetup – Providence, RI
”Designers with Drinks”

January 28
* New Group *
Providence Functional Programmers – Providence, RI

February 2
DowncityJS – Providence
A 24-hour JavaScript Hackathon

Schedule TBA    
MoDevRI (Mobile Developers & Entrepreneurs) – Providence, RI      

         

Vermont

December 11   
Vermont .NET User Group – Winooski, VT     
Special Guest & Special Night: Beth Massi on LightSwitch

January 14
Vermont .NET User Group – Winooski, VT     
“TypeScript” – Steve Levy

Schedule TBA     
Burlington PHP Users Group – Burlington, VT    
Burlington Web Application Group (BTVWAG) – Burlington, VT
Northern Vermont SharePoint Users Group – Essex Junction, VT
Vermont SQL Server User Group - Burlington, VT