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 4/12/2013]

Online

Now Through April 30 
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)

April 4
LIDNUG & Wintellect 
“IntelliTrace – The Key to Better Day-to-Day Debugging” – John Robbins

April 9
Windows Game Development with Unity
Live stream on Channel 9 (from the in-person event, running April 8-10 in Mountain View, CA)

         

Connecticut

April 1   
Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group – Stamford, CT 
“Test Driven Development: Blueprint Toolbox and Master Craft” – Stephen Ritchie

April 2
Agile Connecticut - Farmington, CT    
“Planning for User Story Gold” – Damon Poole

April 3, 10, 17, 24
Startup Café – Hartford, CT
”Informal Hartford Co-Working”

April 4, 11, 18, 25, & May 1
ByteArray CT – Storrs, CT
”HTML Course” (5 parts) – Mark Lassof

April 9
Connecticut .NET Developers Group – Farmington, CT         
“Introduction to Microsoft TypeScript” – Allan Da Costa Pinto

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

April 9
*New Group!*        
Proto Greater Hartford ACM Chapter – East Hartford, CT
”Can You Be a Little Bit Agile?” – Sue Burk

April 10   
Connecticut Access Users Group – Farmington, CT    

April 10
New Haven Design & Technology Meetup – New Haven, CT
”Monthly Networking Event”

April 12
Fairfield/Westchester SQL Server UG - Stamford, CT    
“T-SQL Enhancements in SQL Server 2012” – Lenni Lobel

April 15
CTDEVSTARTUP (CT Software Developer Startups) – Farmington, CT
”The Lean Startup Process for Mobile Apps” – Bob Familiar
”Mobile Healthcare Startup – Applivate” – John Fitzpatrick

April 18  
*New Group!*                
HartfordJS – Wethersfield, CT
Fist meeting & lightning talks   

April 27
ByteArray CT – Storrs, CT
”HTML5 Mobile App Development with PhoneGap” – Mark Lassof

May 8
New Haven Design & Technology Meetup – New Haven, CT
”Monthly Networking Event”

May 18   
Hartford Code Camp 6 – Bloomfield, CT

Schedule TBA 
Connecticut SharePoint User Group – Farmington, CT 
Connecticut Web Innovators – Hartford, CT   
Fairfield County SharePoint User Group – Fairfield, CT
Hartford Tech Meetup – Hartford, CT     

 

Maine

April 4
Southern Maine Microsoft User Group – Portland, ME
”SQL Server – SSIS 2012 and Data Quality Services”

April 5
Maine Agile Gathering – Portland, ME

April 9   
SharePoint Maine User Group – Portland, ME  
Chris McNulty

April 16
Maine Agile User Group – Portland, ME    
Mobile Agile development with Alex Bakman

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

May 14
SharePoint Maine User Group – Portland, ME  
Chris McNulty

May 16
Southern Maine Microsoft User Group – Portland, ME
”SQL Server Performance Monitoring”

May 28
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME    

Schedule TBA   
Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME     
Maine Developer Network - Augusta, ME    

 

Massachusetts

April 2
Drinks on Tap – Boston, MA   
“Demos, Drinks and Discussions About Mobile Development (21+)”

April 2
intelligent.ly – Boston, MA
”Building a Modern Web Application: Full Stack JavaScript” – Jamie Davidson & Roberto Fuentes

April 2
Northampton Web Developers – Northampton, MA
”Northampton Web Dive”

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Windows 8 Office Hours (11:30 AM – 1:30 PM) – 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).

April 2
Boston Software Engineering Meetup – Boston, MA    
“Cloud Data Night Sponsored by NUODB”

April 4
Microsoft DevBoston – Cambridge, MA     
“SignalR – Real Time Web Apps in ASP.NET” – Phil Denoncourt

April 4   
New England Microsoft Professionals - Waltham, MA
“Windows 8 Phone Development” – Lance McCarthy (Nokia)

April 4
Boston JavaScript Meetup – Boston, MA 
“The Future of JS Modules and Dependency Management” – John Hann

April 6
SQL Saturday Boston – Cambridge, MA

April 7
Northampton Web Developers – Northampton, MA
”JavaScript: Help!”

April 8
Mobile Monday Boston – Boston, MA    
Mobile Healthcare

April 9   
Boston Windows 8 Meetup – Cambridge, MA
”Windows 8 Games & Social Apps Event” – Bob Familiar & Michael Cummings (Microsoft)
Note this group is meeting at Microsoft’s One Cambridge Center office (not NERD)

April 9   
Boston Python User Group – Cambridge, MA     
“April Project Night”

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

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

April 10
Boston Area SharePoint Users Group – Cambridge, MA    
“Overview of the Top 10 Ways that SharePoint Will Help Drive End User Adoption” – Chris Bortlik

April 11
Boston Web Performance Group – Boston, MA    
“Waterfall Anti-Patterns” – Rick Viscomi

April 11 
New England SQL Server User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Deciding Between Relational Databases and Storage Tables in the Cloud” – Michael Stiefel

April 11
[$] Web Start Women Boston – Cambridge, MA
”Wrangling HTML (2-class series)” 

April 11
[$] Web Start Women Boston – Cambridge, MA
”Get Started with iOS (2-class series)” 

April 11   
Worcester Web Technology – Worcester, MA
“High Performance Agile Teams”

April 13
Boston d3.js User Group – Cambridge, MA 
“Open Discussion – Hackday”

April 13 & 14
The Boston Hackathon – Cambridge, MA
Learn to write great Windows Phone apps with Lance McCarthy of Nokia & Telerik.

April 15
Boston Indies - Boston, MA    
All about independent game development

April 16
Boston Unity Group – Cambridge, MA   
“Applifier and EveryPlay”

April 16
Boston Predictive Analytics – Cambridge, MA    
“Interactive Web Visualizations”

April 16
Refresh Boston – Cambridge, MA    
“Design is Common Ground: Creating Community Through Design” – Sam Aquillano & Derek Cascio (Design Museum Boston)

April 17   
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA  
“HTML5 Game Development Monthly Meetup”

April 17
Boston PHP Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
“Solution Design: The Hidden Side of UX” – Joe Baz

April 17   
Boston Accessibility Roundtable – Cambridge, MA

April 17   
Node.js in the Wild – Boston, MA
”Debugging Node.js Applications”

April 17
Hacks / Hackers Boston – Cambridge, MA 
“Fighting the Bar Chart: Workshop at MIT”

April 17
Hacks / Hackers Boston – Cambridge, MA 
“LinkedIn for Professionals”

April 20
Boston Arduino Users Group – Somerville, MA    
“Hardware Freedom Day”

April 22
Boston WordPress – Cambridge, MA    

April 23   
Boston New Technology Meetup – Allston, MA    
“April 2013 Boston New Technology Meetup #bnt28”

April 23
[$] Web Start Women Boston – Cambridge, MA
”Web Applications: PHP (4-class series)” 

April 24 
Boston Windows Game Developers – Cambridge, MA

April 24
Boston Front End Developers – Boston, MA
”Introduction to Ember with Yehuda Katz and Tom Dale of Tilde”

April 24
Boston Python User Group – Cambridge, MA     
“April Presentation Night”

April 24
Hacks / Hackers Boston – Cambridge, MA 
“Dave Winer: Using HTML5 as a Platform”

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

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

April 25
[$] Web Start Women Boston – Cambridge, MA
”CSS Basics (2-class series)” 

April 25 
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA

imageApril 26-28
New England GiveCamp 2013 – Cambridge, MA
”GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where technology professionals – including designers, developers and database administrators as well as marketers and web strategists – donate their time and unique talents to provide software solutions for local charities and other non-profit organizations”

April 27  
Boston Azure Cloud User Group – Cambridge, MA
”Global Windows Azure Bootcamp”

April 30
Tech in Motion - Cambridge, MA    
“Clash of the Clouds: Azure vs. Open Source Cloud Services”

May 1
Boston JavaScript Meetup – Boston, MA 
“May Project Night”

May 2
Western Mass Microsoft Technology Users Group - Agawam, MA        
“Web API” – Adam Santaniello

May 6
Boston Python User Group – Cambridge, MA     
“May Project Night”

May 7  
Boston Azure Cloud User Group – Cambridge, MA
”PowerShell on Azure: Turbocharging Azure Automation” – Aleksandar Nikolic

May 13
Drinks on Tap – Boston, MA   
“Demos, Drinks and Discussions About Mobile Development (21+)”

May 15 
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA  
“HTML5 Game Development Monthly Meetup”

May 15 
Boston Accessibility Roundtable – Cambridge, MA

May 18
[$] Security B-Sides – Cambridge, MA
”Launched in mid-2009, Security BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members.”

May 21
Boston Python User Group – Cambridge, MA     
“May Presentation Night” – Kenneth Reitz

May 22
Boston Windows Game Developers – Cambridge, MA

May 22
Boston PHP Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
“Universal Analytics: The Future of Digital Measurement” – Justin Cutroni

May 23
Boston Predictive Analytics – Cambridge, MA    
“Project, Networking, and Startup Night”

May 23
Worcester Web Technology – Worcester, MA
“Using LESS or SASS to Improve Your CSS Workflow” 

May 30
Boston Azure Cloud User Group – Cambridge, MA
”Matthew Grace Has an Azure Framework”

May 30
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA

 

Schedule TBA    
Beantown ALT.NET Group – Cambridge, MA    
Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA    
Boston Area Pluralsight Study Group – Cambridge, MA    
Boston Artists + Coders – Boston, MA  
Boston BizSpark Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
Boston Business Intelligence – Cambridge, MA   
Boston Cloud Services – Waltham, MA    
Boston Mobile C# Developers’ Group – Cambridge, MA     
Boston Node.js Meetup – Boston, MA    
Boston Orchard CMS User Group – Cambridge, MA    
Boston Software Craftsmanship – Cambridge, MA  
Boston Web Design Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
Cape Cod .NET – Plymouth, MA    
Cascade BOS – Boston, MA   
Cloudy Mondays – Newton Center, MA     
DotNetNuke Boston Meetup – Cambridge (TBD), MA    
Emerging Business Tech – Cambridge, MA     
Game Dev Night – Boston, MA    
HPC & GPU Supercomputing Group of Boston – Cambridge, MA    
HTML5 Boston – Boston, MA    
jQuery Boston Meetup – Boston, MA     
Kinect Boston Users Group – Cambridge, MA    
MetroWest Web Developers – Maynard, MA    
New England F# User Group – Cambridge, MA   
New England Windows Phone User and Developer Group - Waltham, MA    
North Shore Web Geeks – Newburyport, MA    
OpenHack Boston – Boston, MA
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Cambridge, MA 
Web Innovators Group – Cambridge, MA

 

New Hampshire

April 2
NH .NET User Group, Concord – Concord, NH    
“JavaScript Games for Windows 8 with CreateJS” – Chris Bowen

April 3   
Seacoast NH WordPress Developers – Portsmouth, NH

April 9
NH .NET User Group, Concord – Concord, NH    
“Win 8 Apps Boot Camp Series: MonoGame” – Michael Cummings

April 10
Portsmouth Startup Meetup – Portsmouth, NH    
“Startup Meetup – Beer and Pizza”

April 11 
Granite State SharePoint User Group – Nashua, NH
”Automating Business Processes with SharePoint: InfoPath, Workflows, MS Access – 2010, 2013” – Marcel Meth

April 17
Nashua CLOUD .NET User Group – Nashua, NH
”Basic Windows Phone 8 Application Development with XAML & C#” – John Garland

April 24
Web Dev Meetup – Portsmouth, NH
”Web Dev Lightning Talks”

May 16
*New Group!*
Granite State Windows Phone Users Group – Salem, NH

Schedule TBA     
eBrew – Portsmouth, NH    
Joomla NH User Group – Durham, NH    
NH .NET User Group, Seacoast – Portsmouth, NH    
NH Database Meetup – Manchester, NH    
NH PHP – Manchester, NH    
Seacoast SQL Server Users Group – Portsmouth, NH
Systems Engineering and Administration Technical User Group – Portsmouth, NH     
         

New York (Upstate)

April 2   
AppRochester – Rochester, NY    

April 2   
Ithaca Web People – Ithaca, NY
”Beer and Code”

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

April 4   
Rochester Tech Startups – Rochester, NY
”Startup Drinks”

April 5
Refresh Rochester – Rochester, NY    
“How to Stay Authentic in a Self-Marketing World” - Andrea Levendusky

April 6 & 7
Hack Upstate – Syracuse, NY

April 8   
Capital Area SQL Server Users Group – Albany, NY    
Alex Silverstein

April 9
Microsoft Developers of Western NY – Buffalo, NY    
“Bridging the Gap Between Business Administration and Development

April 9   
Buffalo PHP – Cheektowaga, NY

April 9
Tech Valley .NET Users Group – Albany, NY    
“LightSwitch” – Michael Phipps

April 17
Rochester Tech Startups – Rochester, NY
”Lessons Learned at SoftLock.com” – Jon Schull

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

April 20
BarCamp Rochester – Rochester, NY

April 23   
Syracuse Innovators Guild – Syracuse, NY
”An Introduction to Knockout.js Framework”

April 24
OpenHack Rochester – Rochester, NY

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

May 2
Rochester Tech Startups – Rochester, NY
”Startup Drinks”

May 7
Ithaca Web People – Ithaca, NY
”Beer and Code”

May 11
SQL Saturday Rochester – Rochester, NY

May 14
Buffalo PHP – Cheektowaga, NY

May 15
Rochester Tech Startups – Rochester, NY
”Quick Pitch Night”

May 16
Rochester Ruby Meetup (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY

Schedule TBA     
Build Guild – Troy, NY    
Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY    
IA/UX Rochester (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Rochester, NY    
Rochester SharePoint User Group – Rochester, NY    
Syracuse Game Makers – Syracuse, NY    
Upstate NY PowerShell Users Group – Rochester, 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

April 3   
Rhode Island SharePoint User Group – Providence, RI
”SharePoint 2013 – IT Pro Overview” – Jason Himmelstein

April 10
Southern New England SQL Server Users Group – East Greenwich, RI  
“SSIS Best Practices, Tips and Techniques” – Bryan Cafferky

April 11   
Providence Web Development Lunch Hour – Providence, RI
”Freeform discussion of all things web”

April 16   
WordPress Providence Meetup – Providence, RI    
“Mobile Ready Responsive Sliders and Slideshows” – Michael Tracy

April 17   
Providence Geeks – Providence, RI 

April 23   
Providence UX Meetup – Providence, RI
”Designers with Drinks”

May 9
Providence Web Development Lunch Hour – Providence, RI
”Freeform discussion of all things web”

May 15
Providence Geeks – Providence, RI 

May 28 
Providence UX Meetup – Providence, RI
”Designers with Drinks”

 

Schedule TBA    
MoDevRI (Mobile Developers & Entrepreneurs) – Providence, RI      
Prov.JS – Providence, RI    
Providence Functional Programmers – Providence, RI
Providence PHP Meetup – Providence, RI

         

Vermont

April 10
*New Group!*
Burlington JavaScript – Burlington, VT
”Lighting up with Ember.js” – Peter Brown
“Paper.js” – Ian Metcalf

April 13  
[$] Girl Develop It Burlington – Burlington, VT
”Intro to HTML/CSS”

April 15   
Vermont .NET User Group – Winooski, VT     

April 29
Northern Vermont SharePoint Users Group – Essex Junction, VT    
“SharePoint 2013: What’s New in Social” – Erica Toelle

May 13
Vermont .NET User Group – Winooski, VT     


Schedule TBA     
Burlington PHP Users Group – Burlington, VT    
Burlington Web Application Group (BTVWAG) – Burlington, VT