Thank You Chicago!

It was great to see attendees enjoy the Hilton Chicago and all the education, networking, and fun times it had to offer.

Now it's time to take all of the knowledge you received back to the office, process it, and put it to work! Thank you so much for attending, and we hope to you'll come back and hang out with us again soon.

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"Tweet to Win"

We'd like to congratulate our "Tweet to Win" #VSLive Chicago contest winner: @abryanconrad. He will receive a FREE pass to a Visual Studio Live! conference of his choice in 2015. Thanks to all the attendees for your awesome tweets!

Live Long and Code

Visual Studio Live! is thrilled to be returning to Chicago - Live Long and Code!

This May, developers, software architects and designers will blast off in the windy city for four days of unbiased and cutting-edge education on the Microsoft Platform. This event is your guide to the WCF, ALM, Web Development, Data Management and Visual Studio universes. Explore hot topics like Web API, jQuery, MongoDB, SQL Server Data Tools and more!

Code with .NET gurus, launch ideas with industry experts and rub elbows with Microsoft stars in pre- and post-conference workshops, 60+ sessions and fun networking events - all designed to make you better at your job.

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  • eBrochure Available

    Don't Panic! The Visual Studio Live! Chicago eBrochure is now available for download. Check out the entire agenda, plus get the scoop on all the sessions, speakers, pricing, discounts and more!

  • On-Demand Webcast

    WATCH THIS WEBCAST NOW! Join us as Conference Co-Chair Rockford Lhotka previews the Visual Studio Live! Chicago event content and gives a sneak peek of his WinRT session.

  • Tuesday Keynote

    May 6, 8:00 - 9:00am. Modern Application Lifecycle Management. Learn about updates to Microsoft’s application lifecycle management offerings from Microsoft's own Craig Kitterman.

  • Wednesday Keynote

    May 7, 8:00 - 9:00am. There’s No Future in the Past: A Critique of Conventional Thinking on the Radical Changes in Our Industry. Billy Hollis is back to discuss how the cloud will likely lead to changes in agile processes, and how it will drive radically new platforms for development.

  • Content Created Just For You

    At Visual Studio Live!, we have a 21 year (and counting!) history of being THE trusted source for premier developer training. Focused content on what you care about the most is what we do best.

  • Networking At Its Finest

    Visual Studio Live! gives you countless opportunities to network with your fellow attendees at meals, evening events, and special networking sessions.

  • The Hottest Topics

    Get better at what's available, and get ready for what's coming. We delve deep into the topics that matter most in your world today, covering practical knowledge, fundamentals, new technologies, and futures.

  • Learn From The Best

    Our speakers are experts in their field. Visual Studio Live! gives you the opportunity to not only learn from them in-session, but to also have unparalleled access to them during the week.

  • Launch Your Training Here

    The classically beautiful Chicago Hilton will play host to Visual Studio Live! Chicago. Learn while soaking in all that the vibrant and colorful city of Chicago has to offer.

Why Visual Studio Live!?

Check out this video to hear from the speakers and your peers why Visual Studio Live! is a must-attend event.

Click here to watch more Visual Studio Live! testimonials.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Monday, May 5, 2014

Pre-Conference Workshops

9:00 am – 6:00 pm


Dine Around

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Opening Keynote

8:00 am – 9:00 am


Breakout Sessions

9:15 am – 10:30 am

10:45 am – 12:00 pm


Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Breakout Sessions

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm


Welcome Reception

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Keynote

8:00 am – 9:00 am


Breakout Sessions

9:15 am – 10:30 am

10:45 am – 12:00 pm


Birds of a Feather Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Breakout Sessions

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm


Blues after Dark at Buddy Guy's Legends

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Breakout Sessions

8:00 am – 9:15 am

9:30 am – 10:45 am

11:00 am – 12:15 pm


Lunch

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm


Breakout Sessions

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm


Conference Wrap-Up

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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