The Fun Stuff: Visual Studio Live! Chicago Events

Your attendance at Visual Studio Live! Chicago is about learning from your peers as well as the experts; make the most of your time with us and add these events to your itinerary!

Exhibitor Welcome Reception – Sponsored by

Tuesday, May 14 – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

All conference attendees are invited to celebrate the start of Visual Studio Live! Chicago at the Exhibitor Welcome Reception sponsored by Magenic. Join us in the expo area to network with fellow conference attendees and speakers, talk with the event sponsors, enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and participate in the conference raffle.

Round Table Lunch

Wednesday, May 15, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Plumb the knowledge and experience of your colleagues, conference speakers and exhibitors by participating in one of the Luncheon Round Tables discussions. These tables are designated with a sign and seating is on a first-come basis. There will be a wide variety of topics including:

  • ASP.NET (Web Forms, MVC)
  • WPF / Silverlight
  • Visual Studio
  • Languages (VB, C#, JavaScript)
  • ALM
  • SharePoint and Office
  • LINQ, Entity Framework, ADO.NET
  • Services (WCF, Web API, OData)
  • .NET 4.5
  • Windows Azure
  • Mobile Development
  • LightSwitch
  • HTML5/IE 10/Typescript
  • Windows 8/WinRT apps

Blues after Dark at Buddy Guy's Legends

Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Buddy Guy’s Legends, 700 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

Chicago is known for blues, that's why Visual Studio Live! Chicago is hosting a reception at Buddy Guy's Legends for all conference attendees. After a full day of sessions and code, code, code, we’re giving you the perfect excuse to sit back, relax with a cocktail, Cajun soul food, and Live! Blues.

Located just three blocks from the Hilton Chicago, Buddy Guy's Legends will be everything a developer needs after an exciting day of in-depth content. Great blues music, fantastic company, and a selection of hors d'oeuvres and cocktails to unwind with.

What: Blues after Dark at Buddy Guy’s Legends
Where: Buddy Guy's Legends, 700 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL
When: 6:30 pm on May 15, 2013
Why: Cocktails, Cajun hors d'oeuvres, music, friends. What else could you need?

And, the best part? You don't have to get on any guest list for this party. Simply show your Visual Studio Live! badge at the door and that's it!