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This event is a collaboration between Microsoft, .NET Rocks, SQLskills, NextGen Conference Productions and Industry Experts. Together we listened over the years and created the next generation of events that will meet your expectations and "ROCK! There are 200 in-depth sessions delivered by 100 of your favorite experts. We know an important aspect of an event is the interaction with your favorite Microsoft experts and industry gurus. We've created "intersection times" when attendees get together with presenters for lively discussions. We believe it's what happens in the "white spaces" that make in-person events so valuable to you and your career. Everyone is a VIP at these events. We listened to what you want and need from an event and will deliver. We want you to learn, make new friends and have a good time. We give back to the attendees taking optional workshop packages that include a choice of hardware they can write apps or games for. What other event offers that?

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Who should attend?


Architects, Developers, System Analysts, Designers, DBA's, TDM's, BDM's, and Managers that want to unleash the power of Microsoft products and technologies. Among the featured products and technologies we dive into are Visual Studio, ASP.net, SQL Server, SharePoint, HTML5, Windows Azure, Angular JS, SPA and more. Also, if your interested in "open source" you will find the sessions empowering for lovers of the web.

What is the spring venue?


April 13-16, 2014.
JW Marriott & Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837


Who will deliver cutting-edge keynotes:


Microsoft Corporate Vice President Scott Guthrie will take you on an exciting Journey to the Cloud. Scott Hanselman, Principal Architect for Web Platform and Tools dives into the barriers being unlocked and open source options that allow creativity to flow. Rob Leffert, Microsoft Director of Office Apps and SharePoint gives you the insider scoop on what's coming to rock your tech world. Mile Zwilling, Principal Architect, Microsoft Database Platforms presents SQL Server 2014: In Memory OLTP Architecture and Capabilities (code name: Hekaton), Jay Schmelzer, Microsoft Director of Program Management for Visual Studio talks about the New Era of Development. Microsoft DPE Director, Steve Fox takes you into the world of Modern App's. Douglas Crockford, independent consultant discovered the JSON Data Interchange Format, he will entertain with his Mister Symbol Man and the Herald of Doom. A true story of Charles Bliss, who invented a graphic language easier to read than your language.

Who are some of the DEV speakers, is this where my favorite speakers are?


Yes, Microsoft's Scott Guthrie, Scott Hanselman, Doug Seven, Scott Hunter, Jay Smeltzer, Brady Gaster, Sayed Hashimi, Pranav Rastogi and Kris Lankford, are a sampling of the cool Microsoft presenters. And your favorite industry experts, among them John Papa, Todd Anglin, Juval Lowy, Richard Campbell, Dan Wahlin, Elijah Manor, Billy Hollis, Michelle Bustamante, Tim Huckaby, Carl Franklin, Brian Randell, Miguel Castro, Paul Litwin, Kathleen Dollard, Paul Sheriff, Ward Bell, Brain Benz, Jesse Liberty, Jeff Fritz, Joe Guadagno, Denise Jacobs, Rob Eisenberg, Phil Japikse, Michael Krasowski, Shayne Boyer, Zoiner Tejada and many more will be there not only to speak but to interact with you. Only speakers considered to be industry experts will be at DEVintersection and they will not disappoint you.

Who are some of the SQL Server presenters?


Microsoft's Mike Zwilling, David Pless, Bob Ward, Jos De Bruijn, from the SQL Server team will be there, along with favorite SQL industry experts Kimberly Tripp, Paul Randal, Bob Beauchemin, Glenn Berry, Aaron Bertrand, Tim Chapman, Grant Fritchey, Steve Jones, Johnathan Kehayias, Andrew Kelly, Kevin Kline, Kendra Little, Brent Ozar, Jeremiah Peschka, Erin Stellato.

Who are the SharePoint Presenters?


Microsoft's Rob Leffert, Sonya Koptyev, Eric Harlan and industry favorites Dan Holme, Ted Pattison, Seb Matthews, Dan Usher, Rob Windsor, Asif Remanhni, John White, Mark Rackley, Naomi Moneypenny, Paul Schaeflein, Mauricio Ordonez

Who are the sponsors of the Conference?


Click over to the Sponsors page to see our growing list of sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, please contact Rod Dunlap at 480-917-3527 or Rod@devintersection.com.

If I register for a package (the full conference with one or more workshops what is included)


If you register for the conference plus one or more optional full day workshops, your package will include a choice of a Surfacee 2, XBOX ONE or $300 Marriott gift card.

What's the Venue?


JW Marriott & Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

4040 Central Florida Parkway

Orlando, FL 32837

The host hotel is where all conference activities are scheduled. The conference has rooms at a discounted $199 rate per night. There are no resort fees.

These rooms will sell out so book early. When they do sell out we will help you find overflow hotels.

Call us at 203-264-8220 or send us an email at info@devintersection.com if you have questions about the conference or the hotel just call


What meals are included with registration?


For all paid full conference attendees, continental breakfast and lunch are provided on all 3 days Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Full day workshop attendees on Sunday and Thursday will receive a lunch but not breakfast. There will be a pizza and beer reception in the expo area one night.

When is the conference & optional workshops?


Opening conference begins at 6 PM on Sunday, April 13 with an opening keynote followed by a reception sponsored by the Microsoft Office/SharePoint Team. The conference closes on Wednesday, April 16th at PM.

The optional full day workshops run: Saturday, April 12 Pre-Pre conference optional workshop from 9 - 4:30 PM. Sunday, April 13 Pre-conference optional workshops begin 9 - 4 :30 PM. The post conference workshops Thursday April 17 run 9 - 4:30 PM. Attending a workshop is an additional fee and is not included in your conference registration price.


Where do I register?


Register at www.devintersection.com or call 203-264-8220.

When is the latest I can register?


You can register onsite the day of the conference based on availability.

What is the registration fee?


See the registration page for pricing based on when you register and for discounted package prices.

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?


Yes, if you include your email address during the registration process, you will receive an email acknowledgement of your registration.

Is there a group discount available?


You'll need to give us a call to get everyone registered from one company at the same time and receive a group discount code.

Group discount pricing for 3 or more. Call 203-264-8220


What types of payments are accepted for the conference fee?


Visa, Mastercard, AMEX or Checks (payable to the show you register for DEVintersection, SQLintersection or SHAREPOINTintersection)

What's covered in the registration fee?


Includes all sessions & keynotes, daily continental breakfast and lunch, reception, t-shirt, back pack, access to the exhibit hall and opportunities to win cool prizes.

Is there an additional charge for conference workshops?


Yes. Please check the website for the price associated with the workshop you want to attend. Discounted packages for full conference plus workshops that include hardware are available for attendees who register early.

Will I be able to request meals based on special dietary needs?


Yes, Send us an email at info@devintersection.com or call us at 203-264-8220 two weeks before the conference so we can submit the request to the hotel.

How can I request assistance with special needs?


Send us an email at info@devintersection.com or call us at 203-264-8220 two weeks prior to the conference.

Can I bring my spouse or companion to the conference?


Due to the business-focused atmosphere of the conference, we respectfully request that, as a conference attendee, you do not bring your spouse or any companion to the conference sessions. If there are evening events scheduled, we will try to have a spouse pass available on site at our hard costs for food and beverage. There are many activities for your children and spouse at the hotel Golfing, Spa, Pool, Lazy River, Fishing and transportation to some of the local theme parks.

How do I make changes to my registration?


Call us at 203-264-8220 or send us an email at info@devintersection.com. Include the name of the person registered, the name of the company they were registered under and the e-mail address associated with the registration.

What if I need to cancel my registration?


If you need to, you can transfer your registration to the next conference within 12 months. Or you may transfer your registration to a colleague by notifying us before the start of the event.

What are the fall 2014 dates and location?


November 10-13, 2014 we return to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.

Are session handouts or notes available?


Some of our speakers provide sample slides and/or sample code, we will make it available online as soon after the conference as we get it.

I am attending a pre-conference workshop. Will I receive a separate pass to attend?


When you pick up your registration materials you will receive your badge and a ticket that allows you to attend the conference workshop and lunch if you were already registered for the workshop. You can register to attend a workshop based on availability the day of the conference.

For Saturday pre/pre con workshop attendees only: you can pick up your workshop pass between 8 - 9 AM at the JW Marriott conference center.

Registration for Sunday pre con workshops and the full conference begin at 7:30 AM in the JW Marriott Conference center ( Palazzo Foyer)


What is the dress code?


Conference dress is comfortable and casual. The session rooms are air conditioned so you may want to bring a light jacket.

Conference hot line: 203-264-8220 (9 - 4 PM EST Mon - Fri)