A Message From Our Conference Co-Chairs

Summer is the season of fun and the sun! With all the crazy early 2019 weather, many of us are looking for warmer weather and blue skies. When it comes to technology, you might quickly associate sky with clouds and that brings us to the ever-changing landscape of modern, cloud-based deployment where you can move traditional workloads from Windows servers to virtual machines and PaaS solutions. With all the changes for developers using just about any language including .NET and Java, we see serverless and containers becoming central to many solutions. Never to be left out, the client stack continues to surprise with native frameworks like Windows Forms and WPF getting new life; JavaScript frameworks continuing to impress with their power, and the dynamic, new world that’s being opened up with C#, Blazor, and WebAssembly.

We’re Andrew Brust, Rockford Lhotka, and Brian Randell, and as Conference Co-Chairs for Visual Studio Live! Boston, we’d like to personally invite you to join us this June at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge just outside Boston, MA. It is a must attend event to keep up with all the exciting changes in technology. As veterans of the show and longtime speakers, we may be biased, but we firmly believe that an in-person experience, where you get to have two-way conversations about the latest tools and technology, with some of the finest expert speakers in the business—and with the chance to network with your peers—continues to deliver the highest level of value.

Visual Studio Live! in Boston gives you more of what you’ve asked for: pre-conference hands-on-labs, pre-conference workshops, brilliant keynotes, and more than 50 breakout sessions, covering a wide array of development technologies for everyone. From security to databases to the latest Web and mobile technologies, to Docker & Kubernetes, and DevOps, we’ve got you covered. Our speakers will present on Machine Learning, Bots, and enterprise software solutions in-depth, based on their experience with Windows, macOS, Linux, and mobile platforms.

We have picked every Workshop, Hands-On Lab and session with the goal of transferring knowledge to you, so you can be a better developer and help your organization succeed in this ever-changing world.

You’ll find coverage on .NET Core, C# 8, mobile development with Xamarin, container technologies and Power BI. If the Web is more your style, you’ll find coverage of TypeScript and Angular on the client as well as ASP.NET Core on the server. Feeling confused about .NET Core? We’ve got sessions to clear it up. Want to improve the quality of your software? We’ve got sessions on unit testing and continuous delivery. Mystified as to how you can bring DevOps to your organization? Our speakers will answer your questions with practical guidance on DevOps for the cloud, the data center and more.

Our Hands-On Lab content provides coverage of Cross-Platform Mobile Development with Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms, and Building a Modern DevOps Pipeline on Microsoft Azure. If that’s not what you’re after, we’ve got great Workshops on Dependency Injection, SQL Server for Developers, and Cross-Platform C# (including Kubernetes and WebAssembly). Our sessions, Hands-On Labs and Workshops drill deep into the subjects you need to master and the fundamentals that are always important.

Our industry continues the march toward the future. To keep up, you need to absorb rapidly and adapt. When you compare Internet-based content to a live experience, where you get to ask questions in real-time and engage directly with the experts and your peers, we’re sure you’ll agree with us you can go deeper, more quickly and get to the heart of your questions. Find a way to get to Visual Studio Live! Boston and get the tools to help yourself grow.

Come celebrate 26 years of great learning and make your own memories with us! We hope to see you there!

Visual Studio Live! Conference Co-Chairs

Andrew Brust, Founder & CEO, Blue Badge Insights
Rockford Lhotka, CTO, Magenic
Brian A. Randell, Partner, MCW Technologies