Celebrate Yesterday's Technology As We Prepare You for the Future!

September 17-20, 2018

Look Back to Code Forward

Visual Studio Live! (VSLive!™) is thrilled to be returning to Chicago where developers, software architects, engineers and designers will "look back to code forward" during four days of unbiased and cutting-edge education on the Microsoft Platform. Tackle training on the hottest topics (like .NET Core, Angular, VS2017), debate with industry and Microsoft insiders (people like Rockford Lhotka, Deborah Kurata and Brock Allen) and network with your peers – plus, help us celebrate 25 years of coding innovation as we take a fun look back at technology and training since 1993. Come experience the education, knowledge-share and networking at #VSLive25.

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Who Should Attend and Why

We've been around since 1993. What's our secret? YOU! Since our first conference (VBITS/VSLive!/Visual Studio Live!) in 1993, tens of thousands of developers, software architects, programmers, engineers, designers and more have trusted us year-in-and-year-out for unbiased and cutting-edge education on the Microsoft Platform.

  • Each time I’ve attended VSLive! (3 and counting!), I return to the office to present on various topics like software debt, SOLID principles and Entity Framework. I think this has helped our team to better embrace these concepts and grow our knowledge in key Microsoft technologies.” — Phillip Houston, CCLI

  • I originally came to Visual Studio Live! to improve my technical skills, but I came back in order to network and meet other developers. The biggest change I’ve made at work, by far, is the quality of unit tests, which has resulted in a significant drop in reported bugs.” — Justin C Kritzer, Lehigh County Government Center

  • I am going to look into using ASP.NET Core as the platform for new projects as a result of attending my first VSLive! event. I also think it would be easy to move some existing projects to it. I look forward to trying the new tools and creating just what I need!” — Abby Quick, Epiq

  • Visual Studio Live! offers a variety of sessions to deep dive into tech that I use on a daily basis, but the option is there to explore something new. The biggest dev improvement I made last year was from the great hands-on experience I got with SignalR at VSLive!” — Jake Clauson, Washington Technology Solutions

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