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 – in-person in Austin or virtually. 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 VSLive! 4-day hands-on seminar is designed for those who:

  • Are building web applications, web services, and Azure functions
  • Want to learn about using Azure DevOps to automate builds, tests, and deployments
  • Want to learn how to write efficient data access layers using Entity Framework Core
  • Want to learn about agile and Scrum
  • Want to learn about using Azure DevOps boards to plan and track work
  • Teams that want to learn to work better together in an agile environment

If your job is to build or deliver software, this event is for you!

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VSLive! 4-Day Training Seminar: Hands on Agile Software Development with Azure DevOps, .NET Core, and Scrum
Live + Virtual Training
September 20-23, 2021
9:00AM – 5:00PM (Central)
Hyatt Regency Austin, TX OR Virtually
Level: Intermediate

In a lot of workshops, when you learn multiple technologies, you learn them in layers. Data Access, Web Services, etc. This is because it keeps the class focused and helps teachers and attendees. However, when you get back to your job, you realize that is not a productive way to develop applications. In this 4-day, hands-on training seminar, we will work in vertical slices, developing an ASP.NET Core web application, ASP.NET Core web services, and an ASP.NET Core based Azure function to create a fictional car dealer suite of applications.

We will start by discussing the principles of agile and Scrum, configure an Azure DevOps process template, learn the fundamentals of ASP.NET Core, EF Core, and Azure DevOps. The rest of the time will be spent building applications, one slice and one story at a time. Throughout our 4-day adventure together, you will learn about repo policies, automated builds and releases, data access with EF Core/SQL Server, RESTful web services, RESTful Azure Functions and times functions, and of course, ASP.NET Core web applications.

You will learn:

  • About Azure DevOps process templates and how to track work with stories and epics
  • How to build ASP.NET Core Web Applications
  • How to build ASP.NET Core RESTful services
  • How to build Azure Functions with ASP.NET Core
  • How to build a data access layer with Entity Framework Core
  • How to automate builds and deployment pipelines

In short, you will learn what you need to know to do your job as a development team.

Attendee Workstation Requirements:
You must provide your own computer (Windows or Mac) with admin privileges for remote and on-site attendees. If you are on remote, your computer will need to have an enabled camera, reliable Internet connection, speakers, and a microphone.

All other computer and software requirements will be provided to attendees 2 weeks prior to the seminar.

Meet Our Speaker

Philip Japikse

An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, MCSD, PSM II, PSD, and PST, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .NET since the first betas, developing software for over 35 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005 as well as a Professional Scrum Trainer. Phil is co-author of best-selling books "Pro C# 7" and "Pro C# 8", the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .NET User’s Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosted the Hallway Conversations podcast, founded the CincyDeliver conference, and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. During the day, Phil works as the CTO for Pintas & Mullins. Phil always enjoys learning new tech and is always striving to improve his craft. You can follow Phil on Twitter and read his blog.

Top Reasons To Join Us

In-Depth Training.

If you are a developer, tech lead, or industry professional looking for training, VSLive! Training Seminars provide focused in-depth training with one of the top experts in the field. Attend this Austin seminar in-person or virtually and learn how to develop an ASP.NET Core web application, ASP.NET Core web service, and an ASP.NET Core based Azure function to create applications in an agile software environment.


With small classes and an expert instructor, the intimate in-person and virtual setting of this training course 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 5 or 6-day conference, look no further. VSLive! Virtual Training Seminars provide in-depth, actionable training 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.



  • Early Bird Registration Extended through September 10
  • Standard Registration through September 20
  • 4-Day Hands-On Seminar
  • $2,300
  • $2,500

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

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

Please make checks payable to: VSLive! Seminars

Send checks to: 1105 Media Inc. General Lockbox, File 2273, 1801 W Olympic Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91199-2273

Questions? Contact Sara Ross at, or 949.296.9840

REFUND AND CANCELLATION: You may substitute one person in your place by contacting 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.

COVID & Returning to In-Person Events

Visual Studio Live! is working closely with Hyatt Austin to provide a safe and healthy experience for all attendees. Enhanced measures are being implemented in accordance with state and local regulations and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Click here to view Visual Studio Live!’s current preparations.

If COVID-19 diagnosis or concern prevents a registered attendee from participating in person, they will be able to change to virtual attendance. Simply contact to make any registration changes.

Add the Hotel Package at the Hyatt Regency Austin, TX

The VSLive! Austin Seminar Hotel Package includes four (4) nights at the Hyatt Regency Austin - available Sunday night (Sept. 19) through Wednesday night (Sept. 22), departing Thursday (Sept. 23).

4-Day Hotel Package: $850


Visual Studio Live! heads back to the live music capital of the world, Austin, TX, for this 4-day developer training seminar.

Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

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Why Visual Studio Live!

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