VSLive events are nice conferences to get a wide range of topics from .Net to mobile development to the data platform. It looks like they have added some Hands-on Labs on Friday in addtion to the Workshops on Monday. Regular sessions are Tuesday thru Thursday. The hotel is in downtown Austin, so it is easy to walk around before or after sessions.
The VSLive events are in Austin, Las Vegas, Boston, Redmond, Chicago, San Diego and then the big Live! 360 Event is in Orlando. I have spoken at Live! 360 the past 3 years, and looking forward to returning this year. The variety of sessions are great to slum around learning different topics. The code ATSPK15 can be used to get $400 off 4-day registration.
The Austin event is a new one for me. I have 2 session for developers: Power BI for Dev and Reading Execution Plans. I am really surprised at the number of attendees in the Execution Plan session. I did one similar at SQLSaturday Orlando and had 50-60 attendees.
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