Visual Studio Live! Chicago 2014 - Events

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!

Dine-A-Round Dinner
Monday, May 5, 7:00pm – 9:00 p.m.

Join other conference attendees and speakers for a casual, no-host dinner and make a few new friends while enjoying the fun and delicious restaurants in the Grant Park area. This is your opportunity to meet fellow attendees and start friendships that can last for the week or even longer. Groups can break into smaller groups based on where everyone wants to dine and head off to dinner. Everyone is responsible for their own dinner.

Exhibitor Welcome Reception
Tuesday, May 6 – 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.  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.

Birds of a Feather Lunch
Wednesday, May 7, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Plumb the knowledge and experience of your colleagues, conference speakers and exhibitors by participating in one of the BoF 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:

Birds of a Feather Table Topics:

  • 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
  • Windows Azure
  • Mobile Development
  • LightSwitch
  • HTML5/IE 10/Typescript
  • Windows 8.1/WinRT apps

Blues after Dark at Buddy Guy's Legends
Wednesday, May 7, 7:00 - 9:00 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, billiards, cajon food 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: 7:00 pm on May 7, 2014
Why: Cocktails, Cajun food, 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!