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 5/23/2013]

Online

Now Through June 20 
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)

May 22  
LIDNUG & Wintellect 
“Performing Asynchronous I/O Bound Operations” – Jeff Richter

June 5
Microsoft Webcast: Windows 8 App Mashup Webcast Series
”Exploring the Mashery APIs”
Microsoft Technical Evangelists walk you through creating a Windows 8 app using Starter Kits based on APIs from Yelp, StackOverflow, Mashery, Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, and more.

June 12
Microsoft Webcast: Windows 8 App Mashup Webcast Series
”Exploring Social Networking APIs”
Microsoft Technical Evangelists walk you through creating a Windows 8 app using Starter Kits based on APIs from Yelp, StackOverflow, Mashery, Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, and more.

June 12
LIDNUG & Developmentor 
“Building Rich Input Forms in ASP.NET MVC” – Michael Kennedy

June 19
Microsoft Webcast: Windows 8 App Mashup Webcast Series
”Exploring the Yelp API”
Microsoft Technical Evangelists walk you through creating a Windows 8 app using Starter Kits based on APIs from Yelp, StackOverflow, Mashery, Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, and more.

June 25
Microsoft Webcast: Windows 8 App Mashup Webcast Series
”Exploring the Bing Maps API”
Microsoft Technical Evangelists walk you through creating a Windows 8 app using Starter Kits based on APIs from Yelp, StackOverflow, Mashery, Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, and more.

July 1
Developmentor Webcast
Client-Side Data Binding with Knockout.js - Brock Allen

         

Connecticut

          

Each Friday   
Startup Café – Hartford, CT
”Friday Mornings at Tisane Café – ‘CountMeIn! Hartford”

May 20   
Fairfield/Westchester SQL Server UG - Stamford, CT    
“Development Lifecycle with SQL Server Data Tools” – John Flannery

May 20
Software Startups – Farmington, CT    
Monthly Meeting

imageJune 1  
MSDN Event – Game Development for Beginners – Farmington, CT
Join Microsoft’s Chris Bowen to build a game with Construct 2, even if you’ve never programmed before.  You’ll get assistance from getting started through publishing your game to the Windows Store!  (Repeats on 6/15 & 29, so join whichever works best for you, or more than one if you’d like!)

imageJune 8
MSDN Event – Windows 8 Mashup Series – Farmington, CT
Join Microsoft to learn about tapping into the world of APIs to create your own Windows Store app.  This event is part-lecture, and part hands-on, so bring a laptop with Windows 8 and get ready to code!  (This workshop repeats, but with a different API, on 6/22, so join whichever works best for you, or more than one if you’d like!)

June 11
ByteArray CT – TBD    
”Learn jQuery / jQuery Mobile Fundamentals”

June 12
New Haven Design & Technology Meetup – New Haven, CT
”Monthly Networking Event”

June 13
Startup Café – Farmington, CT    
“Xcellr8 Innovation Cell”

imageJune 15
MSDN Event – Game Development for Beginners – Farmington, CT
Join Microsoft’s Chris Bowen to build a game with Construct 2, even if you’ve never programmed before.  You’ll get assistance from getting started through publishing your game to the Windows Store!  (This workshop repeats on 6/29, so join whichever works best for you, or more than one if you’d like!)

June 17
Software Startups – Farmington, CT    
Monthly Meeting

June 19   
ByteArray CT – Storrs, CT
”One Developer’s Experience with Windows Phone” – Tim Laubacher

imageJune 22
MSDN Event – Windows 8 Mashup Series – Farmington, CT
Join Microsoft’s Chris Bowen to learn about tapping into the world of APIs to create your own Windows Store app.  This event is part-lecture, and part hands-on, so bring a laptop with Windows 8 and get ready to code!

imageJune 29
MSDN Event – Game Development for Beginners – Farmington, CT
Join Microsoft to build a game with Construct 2, even if you’ve never programmed before.  You’ll get assistance from getting started through publishing your game to the Windows Store!

 

Schedule TBA 
Agile Connecticut - Farmington, CT    
Connecticut .NET Developers Group – Farmington, CT
Connecticut Access Users Group – Farmington, 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 
Hartford Area Build Guild – Hartford, CT
Hartford Tech Meetup – Hartford, CT     
HartfordJS – Wethersfield, CT    
Proto Greater Hartford ACM Chapter – East Hartford, CT     

          

Maine

          

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

June 19
Django Maine – Portland, ME
”How to Build a REST API with Django” – Hugh Morgenbesser

June 20   
Southern Maine Microsoft User Group – Portland, ME
”Microsoft Exchange 2013”

June 25   
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME    

 

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

Massachusetts

         

Every Tuesday
Microsoft Office Hours (11:30 AM – 1:30 PM) – Cambridge, MA
Get help with your Windows 8 or Windows Phone app/game idea or project.  Test devices available as well.  No appointment necessary, just show up (at our 1 Cambridge Center office).

May 20
Boston Indies - Boston, MA    
All about independent game development

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

May 21
intelligent.ly – Boston, MA
”Legal Land Mines: What to Know When Starting Your Startup” – Mick Bain & Janene Asgeirsson

May 22
Boston Windows Game Developers – Cambridge, MA

May 22
Boston Front End Developers – Boston, MA
”Data Visualization in the Browser” – Rob Larsen

May 22
Boston PHP Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
“Show n’ Tell & Code as Well”

May 22
Agile Boston User Group (Waltham) - Waltham, MA    

May 23   
Agile Boston User Group (Boston) – Boston, MA    

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

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

May 23 
Boston New Technology Meetup – Allston, MA    
“May 2013 Boston New Technology Meetup #bnt29”

May 23
*New Group!*             
Cape Cod Startup – Centerville, MA    
“Meet, eat and get to know others in the startup community”

May 23
*New Group!*              
Cloud Centric Boston – Andover, MA     
“Score the Cloud!”

May 24
Northampton Web Developers – Northampton, MA
”Northampton Web Dive – After Dark”

May 27
Boston WordPress – Cambridge, MA 
WordPress 10th Anniversary Party

May 28
Boston WordPress – Cambridge, MA 
“Importing Content Into WP Using WP-CLI [Dev] and TBA [Beg]”

May 28
Cascade BOS – Boston, MA   
“What Are Designers Thinking?”

May 28
App Development Meetup – Hingham, MA
”Coffee + Chat + Networking (South Shore)”

May 29
HTML5 Boston – Boston, MA    
“Lightning Talks on JS Frameworks”

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

May 30 
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA
“Continuous Deployment: Better Software, Faster”

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

May 30
OpenHack Boston – Boston, MA    

imageJune 1
MSDN Event – Windows 8 Mashup Series – Cambridge, MA
Join Microsoft to learn about tapping into the world of APIs to create your own Windows Store app.  This event is part-lecture, and part hands-on, so bring a laptop with Windows 8 and get ready to code!  (This workshop repeats, but with a different API, on June 15th, so join whichever works best for your schedule, or more than one if you’d like!)

June 1
Boston WordPress – Cambridge, MA 
“Boston WP + Toolbox Beginner WordPress Workshop” &
“Boston WP + Toolbox Intermediate WordPress Workshop”

June 4
Northampton Web Developers – Northampton, MA
”Northampton Web Dive”

June 5   
Boston Python User Group – Cambridge, MA     
“June Project Night”

June 6   
Microsoft DevBoston – Cambridge, MA     
“RESTful Service Design with the Web API” – Rob Daigneau

June 6   
New England Microsoft Professionals - Waltham, MA
“New Features of Azure”

June 6
Boston Mobile C# Developers’ Group – Cambridge, MA     
“Using Xamarin with Visual Studio”

June 10   
Mobile Monday Boston – Boston, MA    
Tablet Commerce

June 10
*New Group!*            
Boston Cloud Computing 2.0 – Burlington, MA
Boston Cloud Computing 2.0 Kickoff

June 10
*New Group!*            
Enterprise Web Library Developers’ Group – Framingham, MA

June 10
[$] Web Start Women Boston – Cambridge, MA
”Wrangling HTML (2-class series)” 

June 11   
Boston Windows 8 Meetup – Cambridge, MA
”Big Windows 8 App Development Meeting!”

June 11   
New England Artificial Intelligence – Cambridge, MA 
“AI, Pizza, & Beer”

June 12
Boston Accessibility Roundtable – Cambridge, MA

June 13 
New England SQL Server User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Database Design with CA and SoftMart”

imageJune 15
MSDN Event – Windows 8 Mashup Series – Cambridge, MA
Join Microsoft to learn about tapping into the world of APIs to create your own Windows Store app.  This event is part-lecture, and part hands-on, so bring a laptop with Windows 8 and get ready to code!

June 18
Hacks / Hackers Boston – Cambridge, MA 
“From Blogger.com to Kim Dotcom: Legal Considerations of Digital Publishing” – Amy Mugherini & Larry Stanley

June 18
App Development Meetup – Cambridge, MA
”App Development: What’s Hot, What’s Next?”

June 19   
Boston Area SharePoint Users Group – Cambridge, MA    
“Build, Customize of Buy?” – Richard Harbridge

June 19
Tech in Motion - Cambridge, MA    
“Building Cross-Platform Native Mobile Apps in C# Using Xamarin 2.0” – Talbott Crowell

June 19
HTML5 Game Development Meetup – Boston, MA  
“HTML5 Game Development Monthly Meetup”

June 20
Worcester Web Technology – Worcester, MA
“Twitter Bootstrap: Simple HTML, CSS, and JS for User Interfaces”

imageJune 22
MSDN Event:  Game Development for Beginners – Cambridge, MA    
Join Microsoft to build a game with Construct 2, even if you’ve never programmed before.  You’ll get assistance from getting started through publishing your game to the Windows Store!   

June 24
*New Group!*       
Greater Boston Software Testing Interest Group – TBD
Inaugural Meeting – “The Value of Software Testing” - Keith Klain

June 10
*New Group!*            
Enterprise Web Library Developers’ Group – Framingham, MA

June 24   
[$] Web Start Women Boston – Cambridge, MA
”CSS Basics (2-class series)” 

June 24
Web Innovators Group – Cambridge, MA

June 25   
Boston Python User Group – Cambridge, MA     
“June Presentation Night”

June 25
Cascade BOS – Boston, MA   
“Leveraging the Cascade”

June 26
Boston Windows Game Developers – Cambridge, MA

June 27
Boston Azure Cloud User Group – Cambridge, MA
”Cloud Storage (Azure Blob Storage and Amazon S3)”

June 27
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA

         

Schedule TBA    
Beantown ALT.NET Group – Cambridge, MA    
Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA    
Boston Arduino Users Group – Somerville, 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 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 Software Craftsmanship – Cambridge, MA  
Boston Software Engineering Meetup – Boston, MA   
Boston Unity Group – Cambridge, MA   
Boston Web Design Meetup – Cambridge, MA    
Boston Web Performance Group – Boston, MA    
Build Guild Salem – Salem, MA    
Build Guild Cape Cod - Sandwich, MA 
Cape Cod .NET – Plymouth, MA    
Cloudy Mondays – Newton Center, MA     
DotNetNuke Boston Meetup – Cambridge (TBD), MA    
Drinks on Tap – Boston, 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    
MetroWest Web Developers – Maynard, MA    
New England F# User Group – Cambridge, MA   
New England Windows Phone User and Developer Group - Waltham, MA    
Node.js in the Wild – Boston, MA    
North Shore Web Geeks – Newburyport, MA    
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Cambridge, MA 
Refresh Boston – Cambridge, MA    
Western Mass Microsoft Technology Users Group - Agawam, MA         
     

New Hampshire

          

May 22   
Web Dev Meetup – Portsmouth, NH
”Web Dev Lightning Talks”

May 30
NH PHP – Manchester, NH    
“Reboot – With Guest Speaker Alan Forbes”

June 5
Seacoast NH WordPress Developers – Portsmouth, NH

June 6
*New Group!*       
Seacoast Drupal User Group – Portsmouth, NH

June 12   
*New Group!*        
Seacoast Mobile Group – Portsmouth, NH 

June 20   
*New Group!*
Granite State Windows Phone Users Group – Salem, NH

June 21
Seacoast SQL Server Users Group – Portsmouth, NH  
“Adam Machanic & Windowing Functions!”  

Schedule TBA     
eBrew – Portsmouth, NH    
Granite State SharePoint User Group – Nashua, NH    
Joomla NH User Group – Durham, NH    
Nashua CLOUD .NET User Group – 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    
Systems Engineering and Administration Technical User Group – Portsmouth, NH      
         

New York (Upstate)

         

May 21
Tech Valley .NET Users Group – Albany, NY    
“App Product Development Concepts” – Richard Nalezynski

May 21
Ithaca Web People – Ithaca, NY
”Third Tuesday”

May 21
Syracuse Innovators Guild – Syracuse, NY
”All About LabVIEW” 

May 30
Syracuse Innovators Guild – Syracuse, NY
”Arduino 201” 

May 31
Tech Meetup – Syracuse, NY
”Rounded Presents Doug Crescenzi”

June 4  
AppRochester – Rochester, NY    
“Exploring Photoshop for Pixel Art”

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

June 5
Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY    
“Blend for Visual Studio: Creating Windows Store Apps” – Andy Beaulieu

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

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

June 11
Buffalo PHP – Buffalo, NY

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

June 19   
Microsoft Developers of Western NY – Buffalo, NY    
“Advanced PowerShell Scripting”

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

Schedule TBA     
Build Guild – Troy, NY    
Capital Area SQL Server Users Group – Albany, NY    
IA/UX Rochester (Coworking Rochester) – Rochester, NY    
OpenHack Rochester – Rochester, NY
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) – Rochester, NY    
Refresh Rochester – 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

 

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

May 30
Prov.JS – Providence, RI    
“Create Cross Platform Apps with Appcelerator Titanium” – Michael Tracy

June 5  
Rhode Island SharePoint User Group – Providence, RI    

June 12   
Southern New England SQL Server Users Group – East Greenwich, RI  
“Using File Partitioning and Data Compression for an Effective Data Warehouse Solution” – John Miner

June 13   
Providence Web Development Lunch Hour – Providence, RI
”Freeform discussion of all things web”

June 19   
Providence Geeks – Providence, RI 

June 25
Providence UX Meetup – Providence, RI
”Designers with Drinks”

June 27
Prov.JS – Providence, RI    
“Testing with Node, Mocha, and jsdom” – Sam Saccone

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

         

Vermont

May 22
Burlington Web Application Group (BTVWAG) – Burlington, VT    
“Tools of the Trade”

May 28   
Northern Vermont SharePoint Users Group – Essex Junction, VT    
“Sustainable SharePoint 2010 Customizations” – Bill Keys

June 3  
[$] Girl Develop It Burlington – Burlington, VT
”Intro to HTML/CSS”

June 10
Vermont .NET User Group – Winooski, VT     
“Using the Decorator Design Pattern to Address Cross-Cutting Concerns”

June 20   
Girl Develop It Burlington – Burlington, VT
”Code & Coffee”

 

Schedule TBA     
Burlington JavaScript – Burlington, VT    
Burlington PHP Users Group – Burlington, VT