DevIntersection, a cross-discipline conference for Microsoft developers, has been growing in size, and this year’s event will include keynote speeches from Microsoft execs Scott Guthrie and Steve Guggenheimer as well as presentations from journalists covering Redmond like Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley.

But of course, the highlight of the event, which takes place Oct. 25-28 in Las Vegas, will be the practical sessions tackling topics in Azure, Visual Studio 2015, ASP.NET, Angular, Xamarin and more. Want to experience ‘A Muggle’s Introduction to XAML Wizardry’ or the ‘Zen of Architecture’? Check out the schedule of optional, full-day pre-conference workshops, which also includes one promising, ‘I Will Make You a Better C# Programmer.’

There’s a big emphasis on emerging technologies, with a separate ‘Emerging Experiences’ track focusing on mixed reality, machine learning and the internet of things. Another track, Anglebrackets, will bring together developers working on open source projects in Angular, Node.js and HTML 5.  This is also the first year that IT Edge Intersection, the sister event catering to IT professionals, will be held at the same time and location. Attendees can buy a ticket to one track and cross over to attend sessions in other tracks for free.

Register for a workshop package before Sept. 26 (pricing starts at around $2,000), and they’ll throw in your choice of a free Band 2, Surface 3, or Xbox One S.

For more info, here’s a preview video with Microsofter Scott Hanselman.