I was pleasantly surprised last week when I was at a Boston Web Innovators Group session. At the same bar, there was a consortium of various Northeastern user interface and user experience groups meeting. Of interest to me were UPA (Usability Professionals Association) Boston, and Boston CHI.
Second Rotation is still looking for front end developers, so I was initially intrigued. Regardless of our need for front end developers, these communities are really interesting to me. With local usability authorities like Steve Krug (who I met briefly) as members, these communities have a lot of interest and value. If you're a web developer in the Boston area, I heartily recommend you check these groups out.