Visual Studio Live! Philadelphia 2020

Location: Philadelphia Marriott Old City

Date created: Feb 3, 2020


For over 26 years, Visual Studio Live! (VSLive!) conferences have provided expert solutions for developers, engineers, software architects, and designers. Attendees come to Visual Studio Live! to acquire practical, pragmatic, and immediately applicable knowledge. They come for inspiration and to be shown a vision of a better future through the use of concepts, techniques, patterns and technology that they can apply in their organizations. And they come for a glimpse of the future of technology; the cool stuff that Microsoft and others are building that may not be useful today but will factor into their strategic planning process. The Call for Presentations for Visual Studio Live! Philadelphia 2020 is now OPEN.

Proposals are due: Monday, February 24, 2020, 11:59 EST
Visual Studio Live! Philadelphia - Oct. 18 - 22, 2020- Philadelphia Marriott Old City, PAVisual Studio Live! Philadelphia will offer a combination of hands-on labs, 4-hour & 8-hour workshops, 75-minute sessions, and 20-minute fast focus sessions.We require that you submit multiple presentations (three or more) so that the conference chairs have more than two options per speaker. Each speaker will generally be selected to deliver two 75-minute presentations.
Session proposals are welcome in the following topic areas: DevOps in the SpotlightGeneral DevOps (no tools)
DevSecOps and other DevOps enhancements
Operations for developers (on premises and cloud)
Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
Production incident response
Incident Analysis
Human Factors in DevOps
Azure DevOps Services
Azure DevOps Server 2019
Azure DevOps and GitHub Integration
Microsoft ALM / DevOps Tooling (version control, agile planning, build, release, monitoring)
DevOps Features in Visual Studio Enterprise (CodeLens, Profilers, IntelliTrace, Load Testing); anything new in Visual Studio 2019
Online services (e.g. Azure DevOps, GitHub)
Visual Studio App Center
Release Tooling (Azure Pipelines, Chef, Puppet, Octopus Deploy, Terraform)
Agile Software Development (Scrum / XP / Lean / Kanban) with tools
Manual Testing Practices
Load and Performance Testing for Application
Customizing your team development environment
PowerShell for developers working as IT Pros
Cross-platform / heterogeneous development teams
Windows Subsystem for Linux (aka “Bash on Windows”)
Automated deployment to online stores
Application Analytics (App Insights, New Relic, etc.)
Migrating from a non-Microsoft platform to an Azure DevOps (formally named TFS / VSTS) environment
Moving to GitHub
GitHub Actions
GitHub Enterprise
Cloud, Containers, and MicroservicesIncludes cloud, server and messaging technologies
Container technology like Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS), Azure Container Instance (ACI) and Azure Container Registry (ACR)Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine
Microsoft Azure new features and Marketplace offerings
Microservices architecture, design, and implementation
Serverless computing (Azure Functions, Amazon Lamda)Messaging (Azure Service Bus, RabbitMQ)
Azure Logic Apps, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps
Web API design
Services in general (REST, queuing, etc.)
Hosting non-Microsoft platforms in Azure (Java, NodeJS, Python, etc.)AI, Data, and Machine LearningSQL Server (2019, as well as pre-2019 features/topics)
Moving to SQL Server 2019
SQL Server big data clusters
SQL Server on Linux and in containers
Azure SQL Database, including Edge, Serverless and Hyperscale
Azure Database for PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB
Entity Framework, Entity Framework Core Microsoft BI, including Power BI, SQL Server Analysis Services and Azure Analysis Services
Big Data, including HDInsight, Azure Data Lake Store Gen2, Azure Data Lake Analytics, Azure Databricks, Azure Data Explorer and Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Data Management, including Azure Data Catalog, Azure Data Factory, SQL Server Integration Services
Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), including Azure Machine Learning; Azure Cognitive Services; ML/AI on Azure Databricks; AutoML; ML.NET; using TensorFlow with Microsoft technologies
NoSQL, including Cosmos DBIoT and streaming analytics (including Azure IoT Hub; Azure Event Hubs; Azure Stream Analytics; Spark Streaming on Azure Databricks or SOL Server 2019; and Apache Storm or Kafka on HDInsight)
Data Science, including R and Python (standalone, in SQL Server, in Power BI, on Machine Learning Server, on HDInsight and/or on Azure Databricks)
Data tooling, including SQL Server Data Tools, Visual Studio Code (with add-ins) and Azure Data Studio
Developing New ExperiencesWindows Forms, WPF, UWP, WinUI on .NET Core 3
Xamarin native for iOS, Android Xamarin.Forms for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux
iOS, Android native development (Swift, Java, Kotlin)
React Native
Cross-platform desktop development with Electron
Voice, text, and other bot experiences
AR/VR/MR experiences (Hololens and others)
Mobile web and responsive web design
Other HTML mobile tool/framework development
Smartphone, tablet, and touch-based HTML5 development
Bandwidth optimization and other mobile client concepts
Managing notifications
SQLite and offline data
Internet of Things (IoT) programming on devices
Delivery and DeploymentAll things agile (Big “A” and little “a”)
Team Building
Development Patterns
Security practices
Asynchronous development techniques
Dependency Injection
Team Communication/Collaboration (Microsoft Teams, Slack, Gitter, etc.)
Agile Testing Practices
Design (UI, UX, Interaction)
Value Stream Mapping
.NET Core and More.NET Core 3.0
.NET 5
Visual Studio 2019 features
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio for Mac
.NET Standard 2.0 and beyond
.NET Core on Windows, Linux, Mac, and others
New C#/VB language features
IntelliCode, Live Share
Extending Visual Studio
Black belt coding
Polyglot/Heterogeneous development (native / scripting)
Maker / Hobby / Games
Full Stack Web DevelopmentSingle-page application development
Angular, React, Vue, and other JavaScript UI frameworks
WebAssembly, including Blazor, Uno, and others
Progressive Web Apps
node.js and other server-side frameworks
Client-side build and package management (e.g. npm, web pack)Offline apps and database storage (e.g. SQLite)
Calling services via AJAX
Web UI Design
Core HTML5: newer concepts, tags, and enhancements to old ones
CSS animations
Rich media in HTML5 with the audio and video tags
2D drawing/animation the canvas tag and SVGASP.NET Core
ASP.NET MVCRazor PagesVisual Studio Web developer tooling (built-in, add-ons, testing)
Developing ASP.NET applications for non-Windows servers

Submission Guidelines  Please include the following information with your submission (failure to supply all requested information may limit opportunities for selection):
Speaker's Name
Speaker's Title
Speaker's Company
Title of Presentation
100-word Description of Presentation
3-5 Bullets, explaining what the attendee will learn from presentation (learning objectives)
Speaker's Color Photo (hi-resolution)
Speaker's Bio, including previous conference speaking/presentation experience

Speakers chosen to present at Visual Studio Live! events will receive a full-conference pass and a stipend for each session they present (stipends for two talks covers typical domestic flight costs and more). Visual Studio Live! will also cover hotel accommodations (room and tax only) for a minimum of two nights at the host hotel as outlined in the speaker agreement. Speakers are responsible for their own travel costs and incidentals. For more specifics on speaker compensation and compensated hotel nights, please reach out to Danielle Potts at   
We look forward to your submissions. 
~ The Visual Studio Live! Event Team 

Date conference starts: Sun Oct 18, 2020

Date conference ends: Sun Oct 18, 2020

Date CFP opens: Jan 27, 2020

Date CFP closes: Feb 24, 2020