A Message from the Conference Co-Chairs

Las Vegas is known for its gaming, entertainment and dizzying array of dining options but, even more important, it's the home of Visual Studio Live! from March 1st through 6th, 2020!

Today, every company is a software company and if you're not staying ahead of the newest technologies then, really, you're falling behind. With a fantastic location, unparalleled networking, and great technical learning, Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas is here to help you to get ahead and stay there, ready to help your team and organization be on top.

We're Andrew Brust, Rockford Lhotka, and Brian Randell, and as Conference Co-Chairs for Visual Studio Live!, we'd like to personally invite you to join us at the Bally's Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. As veterans of the show and longtime speakers, we may be biased, but we firmly believe that an in-person experience, where you get to have two-way conversations about the latest tools and technologies, with some of the finest expert speakers in the business -- and with the chance to network with your peers -- continues to deliver the highest level of value. The rapid pace of change means there's always more you need to know. Our cohort of technical speakers will be ready to help you know what's ready, what's not, and provide their expert advice and knowledge on how to build the best solutions for your customers.

Visual Studio Live! in Las Vegas gives you a rich multi-track event with great 75-minute breakout sessions, deep dives, a full day of hands-on-lab training, and two full days of deep workshops, covering a wide array of development technologies for everyone. From security to databases to the latest Web and desktop technologies, we've got you covered. Our speakers will present on machine learning, serverless, and other cloud technologies in-depth, with experience on Windows, macOS, Linux, and mobile platforms.

We have picked every hands-on-lab, workshop, deep dive, and session with the goal of transferring knowledge to you, so you can be a better developer and help your organization succeed in this ever-changing world.

You'll find coverage on Microsoft Visual Studio 2019, .NET Core, DevOps, quantum computing and modern data warehouse technology. If the Web is more your style, you'll find sessions on JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular, and Blazor on the client, as well as ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core on the server. Feeling confused about .NET? We've got sessions to clear it up. Want to improve your DevOps? We've got coverage of numerous topics to help you do just that. Want to be an expert on Entity Framework Core? We've got sessions for that too! Overall, our speakers will answer your questions with practical guidance on native client development, Web, database and more.

Our workshop content provides coverage of ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core, app user experience design, in-depth coverage of Visual Studio 2019, microservices with Docker containers on Azure, and SQL Server for developers. Want to get your hands dirty? We've got four great all-day hands-on-labs covering Cloud-Native Development, DevOps with GitHub, machine learning with C# and Visual Studio, and modern security architecture for ASP.NET Core 3. Hungry for even more? We've also got deep dives into Blazor, Angular, and CosmosDB. Our sessions, hands-on-labs, and workshops drill deep into the subjects you need to master and the fundamentals that are always important.

Our industry continues its march toward the future. To keep up, you need to absorb rapidly and adapt. Go beyond Internet-based content to a live experience, where you get to ask questions in real-time and engage directly with the experts and your peers. Find a way to get to Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas and get the tools to help yourself grow.

We hope to see you there!

Andrew Brust
Founder & CEO, Blue Badge Insights

Rockford Lhotka
CTO, Magenic

Brian A. Randell
Partner, MCW Technologies

Visual Studio Live! Conference Co-Chairs