October 6-10, 2019
Swissôtel Chicago, IL

Choose VSLive! For:
  • In-depth Developer Training on
    the Microsoft Stack
  • Unparalleled Networking
  • World-Class Speakers
  • Exciting Chicago Nightlife

In-depth Technical Content on:

  • AI, Data and Machine Learning
  • Cloud, Containers and Microservices
  • Delivery and Deployment
  • Developing New Experiences
  • DevOps in the Spotlight
  • Full Stack Web Development
  • .NET Core and More
Welcome to VSLive!
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Your Chicago Adventure starts here! Customize your developer training experience with over 7 tracks, 60 sessions, 2 hands-on labs, and 3 workshops on the Microsoft Stack to choose from. Add the networking opportunities with featured speakers and your peers to create your own adventure itinerary. Explore everything Chicago has to offer and further your education at the same time!

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Visual Studio Live! instructors possess real-world experience and deep technical knowledge. Let these expert trainers and Microsoft insiders guide you through your conference journey to tech enlightenment.

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Check out the topics covered all week long

  • Angular
  • Apache Spark
  • ASP.NET Core 2.x
  • Azure
  • Azure AD B2C
  • Azure App Services
  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Databricks
  • Azure DevOps
  • Azure Key Vault
  • Azure Machine Learning Service
  • Azure Pipelines
  • Azure Services
  • Bootstrap 4
  • Browser Threats
  • Building a Strong Team
  • Containers
  • Conversational Interfaces
  • Cosmos DB
  • Cross-Platform C#
  • Cross-Platform Development
  • Dependency Injection
  • DevOps
  • DevSecOps
  • Dotnet CLI
  • Entity Framework Core 2.x
  • Git
  • JavaScript
  • Micro-habits
  • Microservice Architecture
  • PaaS
  • Power BI
  • PowerApps
  • Project Rome
  • Razor Pages
  • Roslyn
  • SaaS
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Scrum
  • Serverless
  • SignalR
  • Single Page Applications
  • The latest T-SQL language enhancements
  • Typescript
  • Unit Testing Entity Framework
  • UWP
  • Visual Studio 2019
  • WebAssembly
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux
  • WPF & WinForms
  • Xamarin

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ON-DEMAND TRAINING FOR 1 YEAR

Now you can extend your conference experience with the VSLive! Conference On-Demand Package and get access to every Chicago conference session for one year.

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Hands On Labs

Visual Studio Live! Chicago offers two instructor-led, pre-conference Hands-On Labs. Get intensive in-depth training to complete your conference experience.

Agenda-at-a-Glance

Sunday, October 6, 2019

  • Pre-Conference
    Hands-On Labs

    9:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • Pre-Conference Registration

    2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Monday, October 7, 2019

  • Pre-Conference
    Workshops

    8:30 am – 5:30 pm

  • Dine-A-Round Dinner

    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

  • Breakout Sessions

    8:00 am – 9:15 am

  • Breakout Sessions

    9:30 am – 10:45 am

  • Keynote

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Lunch & Exhibits

    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

  • Breakout Sessions

    1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

  • Breakout Sessions

    3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

  • Welcome Reception

    4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

  • Breakout Sessions

    8:00 am – 9:15 am

  • Breakout Sessions

    9:30 am – 10:45 am

  • General Session

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Birds-of-a-Feather
    Lunch & Exhibits

    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

  • Fast Focus Sessions

    1:30 pm – 1:50 pm

  • Fast Focus Sessions

    2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

  • Breakout Sessions

    2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

  • Breakout Sessions

    4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

  • Special Event

    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • Breakout Sessions

    8:00 am – 9:15 pm

  • Breakout Sessions

    9:30 am – 10:45 am

  • Conference Panel

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Lunch

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

  • Breakout Sessions

    1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

  • Breakout Sessions

    2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

  • Breakout Sessions

    4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Hear from Past Attendees

  • I return to Visual Studio Live! year after year (this is my third!) to see not only what bleeding edge technologies are being introduced, but to also see which technologies are fading; this helps me steer my organization in the right direction for our development needs. So many ideas gleaned from VSLive!, from Web APIs talking to SPA clients, to .NET Core, have helped me greatly!” — John Kasarda, Accuquote

  • Not only is the VSLive! content as good or better than other conferences, but it occurs multiple times a year in multiple locations so I am able to schedule it around my work and personal schedules. Being able to spend a few days focusing on many of the new frameworks and patterns gives me the ability to decide what to research further and to set aside.” — Jude Yakamavage, Lehigh County Government Center

  • I have been looking forward to attending the event for some years and I was finally able to come. I need to help keep my company current and secure. I am advocating for more test-driven dev and using more async as a resulting of attending the conference!” — Yessenia Figueroa, 1-800-Contacts

  • Last year, I got so much out of the SOLID principle sessions – it gave me great perspective on the subject. This year, I loved the HoloLens introduction. I work for an aerospace company, and I can see that the technology will be utilized for assembly, 3D design, 3D inspection and many other applications in the near future!” — Mani Nazari, IT Factory Automation Systems

Support Our Sponsors

Event Partners

  • Event Partner
    Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. Microsoft offers a wide range of innovative products and services designed to help individuals and organizations realize their full potential.

Gold Sponsors

  • Gold Sponsor
    Corptax , a CSC company, is transforming the business of tax through technology and business process expertise. Offering the first and only single platform solution on the market, Corptax handles an unlimited range of data with great accuracy, speed and transparency. We are a technology company that challenges ourselves every single day to help our clients increase automation, manage risks and make stronger decisions. We provide SaaS solutions to a multitude of Fortune 1000 firms, including more than 50% of the Fortune 500 and nine out of the top 10. Corptax has been nationally recognized as one of the top companies to work for in Illinois and Texas.

Exhibitors

  • Exhibitor
    Founded in 1998, Fast Reports is known for its state-of-art reporting software applications, libraries and add-ons that guarantee fast reporting for developers of the business software. The company has websites in 10 different languages to cater to its global audience. The products are localized to more than 40 languages. Operations are spread across America and Europe. https://www.fast-report.com/en/

  • Exhibitor
    Introducing Code Play Back - A developer and business tool that captures rich data about the code executed in production. This data can be used by developers to dramatically simplify debugging production issues, identify opportunities for optimization and writing test cases that mirror production usage. Business teams can use this data to get rich analytics on the usage of the product (that was not possible until now); and you can get this data without consuming developer time.  This data can also easily connect with azure ML to unlock richer scenarios. Code Play Back will be launched in January 2020. https://www.gritsoftwaresystems.com