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Visual Studio Live! Microsoft HQ & San Diego 2022

event starts

8 Aug 2022

event ends

12 Aug 2022


Redmond, Washington, United States


For over 28 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.

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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

01 Dec 2021

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

31 Jan 2022

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The Call for Presentations for Visual Studio Live! Microsoft HQ & San Diego 2022 is now OPEN

Proposals are due: Monday, January 31, 2022, 11:59 PST

Visual Studio Live! Microsoft HQ - August 8-12, 2022

- Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, WA / Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Visual Studio Live! San Diego - September 25 - 29, 2022

- Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, CA

Visual Studio Live! Microsoft HQ and San Diego will offer a combination of in-depth and interactive sessions including workshops, hands-on labs, 75-minute breakouts, and 20-minute fast focuses. We invite you to submit sessions in any and all of these categories, and you may also submit across multiple topic areas at a single show.

To help you in creating successful submissions, we want to share some of the considerations that go into our process of selecting our speakers and sessions for a Visual Studio Live! event. First, each speaker will typically be selected to deliver two presentations. That means that it is in your best interest to submit at least two breakout sessions in addition to any Fast Focus topics you may be submitting. This ensures that the conference chairs have more than two options per speaker, particularly if the topic you are submitting is popular and is being submit by a number of people for the same show. Next, please make sure that your title is clear and appropriate to the track you are submitting it to, and that your description includes enough detail to understand what audience members will walk away from your sessions having learned. Again, often times many speakers present submissions on the same topics, meaning it comes down to a meaningful title and meaty content. 

Wanting to dig in even deeper? We are also looking for speakers willing to deliver two-day workshops and two-day hands-on labs that will be offered as part of the 2022 VSLive! Training Course series.

Session, workshop and hands-on lab proposals are welcome in the following topic areas:

 DevOps and Beyond

  • DevOps practices (not specific to tooling)
  • DevSecOps and other XXXOps enhancements
  • Operations for developers (on premises and cloud)
  • Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
  • Production incident response
  • Observability
  • Incident Analysis
  • Human Factors in DevOps
  • Azure DevOps Services
  • Azure DevOps Server (latest release)
  • Azure DevOps and GitHub Integration
  • GitHub Cloud
  • GitHub Advanced Security
  • GitHub Enterprise Service
  • GitHub Codespaces
  • Microsoft ALM / DevOps Tooling (version control, agile planning, build, release, monitoring)
  • DevOps Features in Visual Studio Enterprise (CodeLens, Profilers, IntelliTrace); anything new in Visual Studio 2022
  • Online services outside of Microsoft (e.g. GitLab, AWS, etc.)
  • Visual Studio App Center
  • Automated deployment to online stores (Apple, Android, etc.)
  • Release Tooling (Azure Pipelines, GitHub Actions, Chef, Puppet, Octopus Deploy)
  • Visual Studio tooling that facilitates Agile Software Development Practices (Scrum / XP / Lean)
  • Manual Testing Practices
  • Load and Performance Testing for Applications using open-source technology
  • Developer Inner-loop optimization (workstation configuration, using containers, shells, etc.)
  • 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”)
  • Application Analytics (App Insights, New Relic, etc.)
  • Migrating from a non-Microsoft platform to an Azure DevOps Server/Services environment
  • Migrating from a non-Microsoft platform to GitHub
  • Security leading practices

Cloud Computing

  • Includes cloud, server and messaging technologies
  • Container technology like containerd, Docker, Kubernetes, Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS), Azure Container Instances (ACI) and Azure Container Registry (ACR)
  • Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Platform
  • Microsoft Azure new features and Marketplace offerings
  • Microservices architecture, design, and implementation
  • Serverless computing (Azure Functions, Amazon Lambda)
  • Azure Logic Apps, Power Automate, PowerApps
  • Web API design
  • WebAssembly outside the browser (such as running in containers)
  • Services in general (REST, queuing, etc.)
  • Hosting non-Microsoft platforms in Azure (Java, NodeJS, Python, etc.)

Database and Analytics

  • Entity Framework (Standard and Core), OData
  • Integrating “legacy” data to modern applications
  • SQL Server (2019, 2022)
  • 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
  • Microsoft BI, including Power BI, SQL Server Analysis Services and Azure Analysis Services
  • Big Data, including Azure Synapse Analytics, HDInsight, Azure Databricks, Azure Data Explorer and Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Data Management, including Azure Purview, Azure Data Factory, SQL Server Integration Services
  • Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), including Azure Machine Learning; AutoML; Azure Cognitive Services; Azure Open AI; ML/AI on Azure Databricks; ML.NET
  • NoSQL, including Cosmos DB
  • IoT 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

New Experiences - Mobile, Desktop, and Native Clients

  • MAUI for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac
  • Xamarin.Forms for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac
  • Xamarin native for iOS, Android
  • iOS, Android native development (Swift, Java, Kotlin)
  • Uno Platform
  • Blazor native and hybrid app development
  • Xamarin native for iOS, Android
  • Flutter
  • 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
  • Ionic mobile tooling, including Capacitor
  • 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
  • WinUI, WPF and Windows Forms applications with .NET 6
  • Design Principles (UI, UX, Interaction)

Technical Excellence and Leadership Skills

  • Development and Security leading practices
  • Asynchronous development techniques
  • Building and supporting high performing teams
  • Coaching and mentorship skills
  • Effective feedback and communication skills
  • Team Communication/Collaboration tools (Microsoft Teams, Slack, Gitter, etc.)
  • All things agile (Big “A” and little “a”)
  • Agile Testing Practices
  • Agile framework deep dives – Scrum, Kanban, Lean
  • Scaling Agile (SAFe, LeSS, etc.) - frameworks, strategies, and leading practices
  • Value Stream Mapping - what, why, and how
  • Maintaining team trust and connection in a remote world
  • Best tools and techniques for facilitating events/meetings/ceremonies for distributed teams

Visual Studio / .NET

  • Visual Studio 2022 productivity
  • Visual Studio Code + extensions
  • Visual Studio for Mac
  • .NET 6, .NET 5, .NET 3.1 LTS, .NET Standard 2.0
  • Windows Forms and WPF on Arm64 (Windows and Mac)
  • Cross platform .NET for Linux, Windows, Mac, and others
  • New C#/VB language features
  • Extending Visual Studio
  • Advanced .NET, such as building analyzers and .NET 6 code generation
  • Deep dive topics such as threading, performance optimization, and memory usage
  • Dependency Injection
  • Black belt coding
  • Polyglot/Heterogeneous development (native / scripting)
  • Maker / Hobby / Games

Web Client

  • Single-page application development
  • Blazor (server-side and client-side)
  • Angular, React, Vue, and other JavaScript UI frameworks
  • WebAssembly, including .NET, Go, Rust, and others
  • Progressive Web Apps
  • ECMAScript/JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • node.js and other server-side frameworks
  • Client-side build and package management (e.g. npm, webpack)
  • 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 3
  • CSS animations
  • Rich media in HTML5 with the audio and video tags
  • 2D drawing/animation the canvas tag and SVG

Web Server

  • .NET 6 ASP.NET Features
  • ASP.NET Razor Pages
  • Visual Studio Web developer tooling (built-in, add-ons, testing)
  • Developing ASP.NET applications for non-Windows servers
  • node.js

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. Speakers are responsible for their own travel costs and incidentals. That being said, the speaker stipend for two talks typically covers domestic flight costs and travel to/from the airport. Visual Studio Live! will also cover hotel accommodations (room and tax only) for a pre-determined number of nights at the host hotel as outlined in the speaker agreement. 

We look forward to your submissions. 

~ The Visual Studio Live! Event Team 


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