Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – December 2012 Edition

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 https://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