Enter the Mpls & Des Moines Demo Contest to Win COOL Prizes!


ANNOUNCING Visual Studio 2008 Install-Fest Demo Contest!

Want to show off your VS2008 or .NET 3.5 skills? If you answered, yes, this is your opportunity to strut your stuff!

During the Visual Studio 2008 Install Fest & Holiday Party on December 12, 2007 at the DMACC West Campus, and on December 13, 2007 at the Microsoft office in Bloomington MN, we'll be having a demo contest in the auditorium. Here's the scoop ...

What do I need to do?

Anything, actually! If you've done something cool with VS2008 or like/dislike some of new features or having been messing around with .NET 3.5 (LINQ, XLINQ, WCF, WF, WPF, etc).  We'll take it!!! Silverlight? Astoria? If you can code it and you can show it, enter to win. What's the rules?

  1. 5 to 10 minute time limit for demo
  2. You must show code (pre-written code ok if you explain it during the demo)
  3. The code must be your own
  4. It must run

Top Prizes go to best demos by vote of those in attendance

What do you get out of it?

Well, first, the recognition from your peers as an expert with VS2008/.NET 3.5. Second, speakers will be entered into a special drawing for two prizes donated by MS! Top prizes include XBox-360's and/or Zune. All Pre-registered demo contestants will also receive a full licensed copy of Visual Studio 2008 Pro.

How do you sign up to demo?

Great question! To register and sign up, please send me an email at Mike.Benkovich@microsoft.com with your topic! Limited to 10 entrants per contest.

Anything more?

That's it! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

We hope you will join us!