In-Depth Training for Developers

Looking for intense developer training to help you take your dev career to a new level? VSLive! Training Seminars take our world-class education to the virtual classroom to provide in-depth, actionable developer training when and where it's convenient to you. Keep up-to-date on some of the hottest trends in the developer world to drive your career forward. These engaging and high-impact training seminars provide in-depth education and knowledge-share, networking with fellow peers, and one-on-one interaction with a skilled instructor to take what you have learned back to your office.

Who Should Attend?

This Visual Studio Live! hands-on workshop is aimed at developers, development managers, executives in technology companies, business analysts, and other non-designers who aspire to create applications for their users that are more productive, prevent errors, and are easier to learn and use. Visual web designers can also benefit by learning more about interaction design and data visualization.

2-Day Hands-On Training Seminar
June 22 - 23, 2020
9:00AM – 5:00PM CDT
Level: Introductory

What if you could learn in two days how to significantly improve the user experience of your apps? Not by becoming a visual designer who chooses cool colors – instead, by understanding users better, and crafting interactions, experiences, and visualizations that will make them faster and more satisfied with the software you build.

Almost all developers can learn the basics of designing good user interactions and data visualizations. Using the techniques and processes in this two-day workshop, you'll be on your way to designing clearly better applications than you do today. You won't become an award-winning designer, but you will see lots of ways to make apps more productive, with fewer errors, to require less training, and need less technical support. In short, you will see how even basic UX design can significantly increase the value of your apps. You'll see many of the scientific principles behind good design and learn a lightweight process for doing interaction design. You'll also experience several hands-on exercises to let you try out these techniques and processes, and learn from your own experience and the experience of other workshop attendees.

Plus, you'll have fun along the way. What other workshop will feature pink flamingos, Mr. Meeseeks, asteroids, moon-walking bears, Creepy Watson, and a developer snorting code off the screen? Come ready to learn the principles and processes of basic UX design and seal in those concepts with some hands-on exercises. You'll have some fun and walk away with some tangible ways to make your users' lives better.

Attendee Requirements:

Attendees will need blank paper (copier paper will do) and pencils for sketching. A pen will do in a pinch, but pencils are preferred. You will also need a device to take pictures of your work and forward them to the instructor during the workshop.

Meet Our Speaker

Billy Hollis
Agent Provocateur

Billy Hollis is a software designer and developer with a contrarian streak that often challenges conventional wisdom in the industry. He has a consulting practice in Nashville, Tennessee. He and his team focus on user experience design (UX), advanced user interface development, rules-based architectures, and healthcare systems. He teaches design classes for UX and technical classes on XAML for the Universal Windows Platform and XAML for WPF. @billyhollis

Virtual Classroom Information!

Join this class via our Virtual Classroom.

VSLive! has partnered with Attune to offer a virtual classroom opportunity to our attendees. The Virtual Training Room enables remote attendees to experience the benefits of instructor-led training without having to travel. You will experience the same collaboration, instructor interaction, and learning benefits as if you were physically in a classroom together. VSLive!'s Virtual Training Room technology allows you to:

  • See and hear everything that is taking place with the Instructor
  • Raise their hands and ask questions
  • View and interact with course content (presentations, videos, code, and more)
  • Experience real-time collaboration

Virtual Classroom Requirements
All remote users need to participate in a Virtual Training Room event is a computer with camera, wired Internet connection, speakers, and a microphone -- it's that easy.

Top Reasons to Join Us

In-Depth Training.

If you are a developer, architect, or industry professional looking for training, VSLive! Training Seminars provide focused in-depth training with one of the top experts in the field. By attending virtually, you will learn the principles and processes of basic UX design and seal in those concepts with some hands-on exercises.


With small classes and an expert instructor, you will be able to chat with your peers through the virtual classroom to learn from their experiences, problem-solve and brings solutions back to your office.

Get the Most Out of Your Time.

If you don't have time for a full 4, 5, or 6-day conference, look no further. VSLive! Training Seminars provide in-depth, actionable training in a two-day format to fit in with your busy schedule.

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Why Visual Studio Live!

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Questions or Want to Learn More?
Email Brent Sutton at [email protected].
We look forward to hearing from you!