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Who Should Attend?

This hands-on seminar is designed for Developers and Developer Leads who want to learn how to build cloud-native software using modern .NET, and how to deploy and run that software in containers and Kubernetes.

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2-Day Hands-On Training Seminar: Learn to Build and Run Cloud-Native .NET Code
June 22-23, 2021
9:00AM – 5:00PM (Central)
Level: Intermediate

In this 2 day hands-on lab you will learn how to design and build cloud-native software, how to deploy the code to containers, and how to run your containers in Docker and Kubernetes (k8s).

Along the way you will learn how to install and interact with Docker on your local workstation and in Microsoft Azure. Building on that, you will learn how to install and use k8s on your local workstation.

Using that infrastructure, you will learn how to build microservices and n-tier services in .NET 5 and apps in Visual Studio using web APIs, and message-based services. The back-end services will follow cloud-native best practices around microservice and message-based/event-based architecture, 12-factor design. You'll learn how to avoid the fallacies of distributed computing, and more.

You will also build a client-side Blazor app that can run on any device with a modern browser. This app will make use of the backend services running in containers.

You will learn:

  1. How to install Docker and Kubernetes locally
  2. How to build .NET 5 services that deploy to k8s
  3. How to implement a microservice-based app with a Blazor front-end

Attendee Laptop/Workstation Requirements:
You must provide your own computer (Windows or Mac) as outlined below for this hands-on lab workshop:

  • CPU with at least 4 virtual cores (2 cores with hyperthreading)
    • i7 with 8 virtual cores (4 cores with hyperthreading) is recommended
    • 8gb RAM is the bare minimum required
    • 16gb RAM is recommended
  • High speed HDD
    • SSD strongly recommended

Meet Our Speaker

Rockford Lhotka
Author, OSS contributor, CTO at Cognizant Softvision

Rockford Lhotka is the CTO at Cognizant Softvision, and is the creator of the widely used CSLA .NET development framework. He is the author of numerous books, and regularly speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP. For more information go to .

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In-Depth Training.

If you are a developers, developer lead, or industry professional looking for training, VSLive! Training Seminars provide focused in-depth training with one of the top experts in the field. Attend virtually, and learn all about building and Running Cloud-Native .NET Code


With small classes and an expert instructor, the intimate virtual setting of these training courses allows for networking with your peers to learn from their experiences, problem-solve, and brings solutions back to your office.

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If you don’t have time for a full 4, 5, or 6-day conference, look no further. VSLive! Virtual Training Seminars provide in-depth, actionable training in a two-day format to fit in with your busy schedule.

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Register by June 11 to Save $150


  • Early Bird Registration through June 4
  • Standard Registration through June 22
  • 2-Day Seminar
  • $1,250
  • $1,400

Discounts are available for alumni, government employees, and educators. For more information, contact us at [email protected], or 949.296.9840.

Part of a team of 3 or more? Contact us at [email protected], or 949.296.9840 for more information and pricing.

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Questions? Contact Brent Sutton at [email protected], or 949.296.9840

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