The Fun Stuff: Visual Studio Live! San Francisco Events

Your attendance at Visual Studio Live! San Francisco 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, June 15, 6:45 – 9:00pm

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 downtown San Francisco. 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.

Welcome Reception
Tuesday, June 16 – 5:45 – 7:00pm

All conference attendees are invited to celebrate the start of Visual Studio Live! San Francisco at the Welcome Reception. Join us 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, June 17, 12:00 – 1:30pm

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, vNext)
  • WPF / Silverlight
  • Visual Studio
  • Languages (VB, C#, JavaScript)
  • ALM
  • SharePoint and Office
  • LINQ, Entity Framework, ADO.NET
  • Services (WCF, Web API, OData)
  • .NET
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Mobile Development
  • HTML5/JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Windows 8/WinRT apps
  • SQL Server, BI and Big Data
  • UX Design

Off The Rails Cable Car Tour
Wednesday, June 17, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Pre-registration & $10 Confirmation Fee Required

If you're in San Francisco, a ride on the iconic cable cars is a must. But, while a cable car ride is fun, it can only show you a small area of the city. That's why Visual Studio Live! is offering an "off the rails" cable car tour of San Francisco on Wednesday evening, June 17.

Join us on this "cable car-fashioned" open air bus to get the grand tour of San Francisco: Chinatown, Presidio, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, and so much more.

Space is limited and reservations will be on a first come, first serve basis.