The Fun Stuff: Visual Studio Live! New York Events

Your attendance at Visual Studio Live! New York 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

Tuesday, May 15 – 5:45 – 7:00 p.m.

The Visual Studio Live! New York Exhibitor Welcome Reception is a great opportunity to meet your fellow conference attendees and speakers, talk with the event sponsors and exhibitors, enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres with music, and participate in the Expo Raffle.

Visual Studio Live! After Dark with Developer Duel

Tuesday, May 15 – 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

VSL After Dark is your chance to unwind with fellow attendees and speakers -- and get the chance to win great raffle prizes. In addition to a fun and informational program, join us for Visual Studio Live!'s Developer Duel! This game show style event will pit teams of 5 developers and speakers against each other to try and guess the most popular answers to survey questions. Answer our survey questions when we send them out and attend the event to see how your answers rank against your peers. And if you're lucky, you'll be selected to come on down and be on stage guessing for yourself with a chance to win fabulous prizes! Survey says: You are in for a good time!

Birds-of-a-Feather Lunch

Wednesday, May 16 – 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Benefit from the knowledge and experience of your colleagues by sitting at one of the Birds-of-a-Feather tables at lunch.

Table Topics:

  • ASP.NET (Ajax, jQuery, MVC)
  • Silverlight/ WPF
  • SQL Server
  • ALM
  • SharePoint
  • LINQ, Entity Framework, ADO.NET Data Services
  • WCF, WF and AppFabric
  • .NET 4.0/VB 10/C# 4.0
  • Cloud Computing (Windows Azure & Live Mesh)
  • Mobile Development
  • Visual Studio LightSwitch
  • HTML 5/IE 9
  • WinRT/Win8/Metro

Visual Studio Live! Goes Grassroots with NY Community Night!

Wednesday, May 16 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join us, and the local developer community, for a bonus evening of content and community at Visual Studio Live! New York's Community Night (open to all Visual Studio Live! attendees).

Featured presentation: Greener Pastures for C# Developers

Miguel de Icaza, CTO, Xamarin

Come learn how Mono can help every one of your current projects: from our C# compiler as a service to running your .NET code on iPhone, Android and Mac. Demos will feature our amazing MonoDevelop cross platform IDE. Come to be energized and fall in love with .NET all over again. This is your second honeymoon. Do not miss it.

Announcing Visual Studio Live! Yoga

Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 17 at 6:45 a.m. - Robinson Room

After long days of learning, coding, networking and eating – we all need a little mediation and movement. Join the makers of the app Yoga-pedia for 45 minutes of instructor-led yoga classes (suitable for all levels – beginners and advanced yogi alike!) that will reenergize and invigorate.

Classes are free to conference attendees, but space will be limited. To reserve your space at Visual Studio Live! Yoga in advance, email with your preferred class date/time.

**The first 20 students each day will receive a free yoga mat!

Learn more about apps like Yoga-pedia in Wednesday’s keynote presentation: The Developer of the Future!

About the instructor: Dawn Holst has been teaching yoga and qi-gong for over a decade and is leading the movement to extend yoga instruction onto smart devices and tablets. As co-founder of The Mobile Yogi, she is the domain expert behind a number of mobile yoga apps including Yoga-pedia, currently the most popular yoga app on Windows Phone with over 50,000 users.



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Extremely well organized event. The speakers were relevant, interesting, and full of the latest tips. I will definitely come again. -- Chris Papas, Project Manager/Programmer, C.H.S.R.
This was a very good learning experience - I liked meeting meet industry experts and learning from them. -- Deepthi Desai, IS Applications Developer, Cobb-Vantress
The sessions were informative and will prove highly useful in my job. It really motivated me and gave me new ides for projects. -- Michael Cross, Niagara Regional Police Service
Excellent talks, very knowledgeable speakers. Cutting-edge information was presented and old concepts were reinforced. Great conference! -- Chris Dundon, Visual Studio programmer, ISI Telemanagement Solutions