10 Reasons to attend Visual Studio Live! Redmond

10. It's Like Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. But for Code. NEW to VSLive!™ this year, there's another full day of learning with the Sunday Hands-On Labs. Bring your laptop and learn by doing!

9. Jam on the Oldies and the New Stuff. Get relevant, immediately usable training on what's happening on the developer landscape now, and learn what's coming next to get out ahead of the competition.

8. We Saved Your Spot. @ Microsoft Headquarters! From the networking breakfasts, to evening activities, to just sitting next to someone new at lunch, you'll have the unique chance to learn from and share with your peers, all week long! Plus, you’ll run elbows with blue badges on campus, all week long!

7. Be Starstruck. What separates Visual Studio Live! from other conferences (and internet-based training) is the unparalleled access to the speakers like: Scott Hanselman? Check. Billy Hollis? Check. Deborah Kurata? Check. Adam Tuliper? Check. Get your questions answered in-between sessions, during meals and at fun evening events.

6. Content Rocks!! We offer 6 full days of educational sessions on hot topics like AngularJS, ASP.NET Core, SQL Server 2016, Visual Studio 2017, WebAPI, Xamarin and more!

5. Battle of the Opinions. Our speakers include both unbiased industry experts and Microsoft insiders, so you'll hear every side of the story on the most recent software and industry updates.

4. Featured Track: Microsoft-Led Sessions! The "set list’ of Microsoft Sessions is a work in progress – details dropping soon! With all of the announcements sure to come out of Build, we’ll be finalizing the FULL Track of Microsoft-led sessions shortly. Be sure to check vslive.com/redmond for session updates!

3. Code As You Are. Come experience the Pacific Northwest: from Jimi Hendrix to the iconic grunge revolution to modern-day rockers like Macklemore, this area is rich is tech AND rock history!

2. Smells Like…Good Choices. With over 90 sessions and workshops in a variety of tracks, you're free to choose what sessions you attend and when. You aren't bound to any one session or track! Sometimes it's hard to choose, though, so we provide all conference proceedings and any shared code for all the sessions free to attendees!

1. We're Here to Make You the Star! For over 24 years, Visual Studio Live! has been THE trusted resource for .NET developer-focused education!