Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event agenda and speakers now published

Rajen Kishna [MSFT]

We’re only 15 days away from the general availability of Visual Studio 2019 and our virtual Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event. It’s been incredible to see all the buzz and excitement in the community around the launch, from the 180+ local launch events happening all across the globe over the next months to all the posts about the features you’re most excited about on Twitter. Today, I’m happy to share the full agenda for the Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event with you, alongside the list of speakers.

Pacific Daylight Time ‎(UTC-7)‎ Coordinated Universal Time ‎(UTC)‎ Session Speaker(s)
9:00 AM 16:00 Not your average keynote Scott Hanselman & friends
10:00 AM 17:00 Live Q&A with Visual Studio Big Wigs Amanda Silver & Joseph Hill
10:30 AM 17:30 Write beautiful code, faster Kendra Havens
11:00 AM 18:00 Streamline your dream dev team Allison Buchholtz-Au & Jon Chu
11:30 AM 18:30 Squash bugs and improve code quality Leslie Richardson
12:00 PM 19:00 Taking DevOps to the next level with GitHub and Azure DevOps Steven Borg & Stanley Goldman
12:30 PM 19:30 AI-infused break Seth Juarez
1:00 PM 20:00 Accelerate your C++ development Erika Sweet & Marian Luparu
1:30 PM 20:30 Cross-platform mobile apps made easy using Xamarin James Montemagno
2:00 PM 21:00 To the cloud with Visual Studio and Azure Andrew Hall & Paul Yuknewicz
2:30 PM 21:30 Build amazing web apps with .NET Core Dan Roth
3:00 PM 22:00 A tour of Visual Studio for Mac for .NET development Mikayla Hutchinson
3:30 PM 22:30 Amazing devs doing amazing things Jeff Fritz, Ginny Caughey (MVP), & Oren Novotny (MVP)
4:00 PM 23:00 #CodeParty Virtual Attendee Party, live on Twitch

As you can see, we have a day packed with exciting demos and conversations with the incredible people behind the products in store. Be sure to stick around for the #CodeParty Virtual Attendee Party closing out the day on, sponsored by our amazing Visual Studio partners. There will be plenty of opportunities to talk to our team, hang out, and of course win some awesome prizes. Check out the full list of partners behind the party on the launch event website.

Be a part of the launch celebration

Of course, it wouldn’t be much of a celebration if we’re the only ones celebrating. We’re hoping you’ll join in on the launch, here’s how you can participate:

  • #VS2019 on Twitter
    • Let us know what your favorite feature of Visual Studio 2019 is and what you’re most excited about
    • If you spot some of the hidden gems and Easter eggs we sprinkled throughout the keynote, show off your eye for detail online
    • During the sessions between 10 AM and 4 PM (Pacific Time) ask questions and we’ll do our best to get them in front of the speakers to be answered live
    • We’ll be streaming on Twitch all day (alongside YouTube and Channel 9) and we’ll have team members online to chat with and answer your questions
    • The #CodeParty at the tail-end of the launch event will be exclusively on Twitch, where you can hang out, chat with the people behind the products, and win prizes
  • Local launch events
    • There are over 180 local launch events happening across the globe between April 2nd and June 30th. Even if you can’t tune in live on April 2nd, these community-driven events will offer plenty of opportunities to learn and connect


Thank you for your enthusiasm about the launch so far and we hope to see you on April 2nd!