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 on the road 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 hands-on workshop is designed for those who are maintaining or need to build new client applications (in WinForms or WPF).

For example, people in technical roles e.g. Software Architects, Developers, as well as corporate developer teams.

Attend Virtually

2-Day Hands-On Training Seminar
December 15 - 16, 2020
9:00AM – 5:00PM PST
Level:Introductory / Intermediate

Interested in ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core, but not sure where to start? Start here with a two-day Hands-On Lab where you will build a complete solution using the latest development technology from Microsoft. To begin, you will build a data access library using Entity Framework Core, complete with repos and migrations. Next, you will build an ASP.NET Core Restful service, and finally you will build an ASP.NET Core web application, leveraging all of the latest that ASP.NET Core has to offer, including Tag Helpers, View Components, Dependency Injection, and more!

You will learn:

  • Creating a data access layer with Entity Framework Core
  • Initializing data for testing with EF Core
  • Testing the Data Access Layer
  • Building a Restful Service with ASP.NET Core
  • Building a website with ASP.NET Core
  • Configuring the HTTP pipeline and routing
  • Using and creating Tag Helpers
  • Creating and using View Components
  • Leveraging Dependency Injection

Attendee Requirements:

  • You must provide your own laptop computer for this hands-on lab.
  • All other laptop requirements will be provided to attendees 2 weeks prior to the seminar.

Meet Our Speaker

Philip Japikse

An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, CSM, and CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .NET since the first betas. He has been developing software for more than 30 years and has been heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil is co-author of the best-selling "C# and the .NET 4.6 Framework," the lead director for the Cincinnati .NET User's Group and Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast, founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile, and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. Phil is also a published author with LinkedIn Learning. During the day, Phil works as an enterprise consultant and agile coach for large to medium firms throughout the U.S. Phil enjoys to learn new technology and is always striving to improve his craft. Follow Phil on twitter via and read his blog at @skimedic

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. Attend virtually and learn about migrating existing WinForms and WPF applications to their .NET Core versions.


With small classes and an expert instructor, the intimate setting of these training courses allows for networking with your peers 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.

Looking For More? If you are interested in more developer training offerings, check out and to explore the events, sessions, workshops and hands-on training options we offer.

Save $150 When You Register by November 20 at Midnight!


  • Early Bird Registration through November 20
  • Standard Registration through December 15
  • 2-Day Hands-On Workshop (Virtual)
  • $1,250
  • $1,400

If attending in-person, a continental breakfast, hot catered lunch, and breaks will be provided as part of your seminar registration.

Discounts are available for alumni, government employees, and educators. For more information, contact us at [email protected], or 949.296.9840.

Part of a team of 3 or more? Contact us at [email protected], or 949.296.9840 for more information and pricing.

You may substitute one person in your place by contacting [email protected] at least five business days prior to the event. If you must cancel all or part of your registration, your refund request must be sent no later than 20 business days prior. Your fee will be returned, less a $250 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued within 20 days of the event.

Event Details

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The facility name you are looking for is Attune San Francisco.

Attune - San Francisco
655 Montgomery Street
Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94111

655 Montgomery Street Garage


  • $6/30 minutes
  • $28/12 hours
  • $30/24 hours;
  • $20 early bird special (in by 9:00am, out by 6:30pm)
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VSLive! has partnered with Attune San Francisco to offer you discounted pricing at several San Francisco hotels close to the training center.

Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
424 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Reserve your room online or call 203-905-2100 and request the Attune rate.

Hilton San Francisco Financial District

750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Reserve your room online or call 415-765-7807 and request the Attune rate.

The Orchard Garden Hotel

466 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Reserve your room online or call 877-525-7749 and request the Attune rate.

Sir Francis Drake Hotel

450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Reserve your room online or call 877-858-1881 and request the Attune rate.

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