Last month, I announced here that Visual Studio Live! is returning to New York on May 14-17th, 2012. Andrew Brust, who is the co-leader of the NYC .NET Developers Group (and newly minted ZD-NET “Big Data” blogger), is one of the co-chairs of the Visual Studio Live! conference. Andrew has just passed along a great offer to me. If you register today and use promo code UGNY1, you will receive an exclusive discount available only to user group members – you’ll save $400!
Visual Studio Live! features some of the best content and speakers you will find at a technical conference. I should know: Rocky Lhotka and I work to determine the content coverage and select the speakers. For May’s event, we’ve put together an excellent lineup of sessions on Visual Studio 2010+ and .NET 4+; HTML5; the Cloud; Windows Phone 7, Silverlight and WPF; Data Management; Windows 8 and WinRT.
The full agenda, organized by topic, is posted here:
Visual Studio Live! will be hosted at the Brooklyn Marriott in Brooklyn, NYC.
For all of those folks in Jersey, don’t let that discourage you. It’s just one subway stop beyond lower Manhattan if you’re coming into the city via train at Penn Station. That’s how I’ll be arriving. And, assuming the weather is nice in May, you should make a point to walk back to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge at some point during the conference. It’s one of those quintessential New York “things” that sometimes us suburbanites need to do! (The base of the bridge is just steps away from the Marriott.)
I’ll be speaking at VS Live! myself on Windows Azure. Hope to see some of your there!