Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas Giveaway

As a thank you for continuing to help support CodeBetter.Com/ and our community of friends here, we’ve arranged (thanks to the generous support from Visual Studio Live!) to give away one conference pass to Visual Studio Live! in Las Vegas (April 18-22, 2011 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino)

The value of the pass we’re giving you to for a giveaway is $1,895.  It’s a 5-day package that includes the following:

  • All Visual Studio Live! Sessions and Keynotes
  • Pre-conference workshops
  • Post-conference workshops
  • Reception
  • Networking Events
  • Lunch (April 18-22)
  • Coffee and Morning Pastries
  • Laptop Computer Bag
  • T-shirt with Completed Survey
  • Proceedings CD of all course notes and sample code

On top of the attendance covered, we’re going to give the winner $500 to help offset travel and hotel costs and throw in some schwag to giveaway to boot!

What do I have to do to enter?

Not much!  All you need to do is comment/trackback/tweet this and you’re eligible.  We’ll pick a winner and announce the final recipient this Thursday March 24th at 12:00 EST.

Good luck, and again thanks for all of the support!

About Brendan Tompkins

Brendan runs CodeBetter.Com. He was twice awarded MVP for Microsoft .NET, and is a founder and the CTO of Quick180.Com More about Brendan at
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  • nuevecolas

    This is awesome! Hoping I win! Thanks guys!

  • wekempf

    That would be cool.

  • Bradj

    That’s a generous package. Sign me up.

  • Chris Ellis

    Thanks for sponsoring this! Someone is going to have a great time. I hope it is me!

  • jy

    This would be amazing!

  • Brant Smith

    Awesome package. Hope I win!

  • d

    Great give away!

  • Anonymous

    In for one, comment.

  • Per Salmi

    Would be really cool to win this and go to Vegas!

  • Jeff Farnsworth

    Vegas, here we (hope to) go!

  • Doug Vanderweide

    Consider this my application.

  • Daver

    Amazingly, I’m applying as well.

  • slaneyrw

    now just to arrange the time off work !!!

  • Mark J. Miller


  • Greg Clement

    I’m there.

  • Jordan Yaker


  • Dharma Coder

    Consider me applied.

  • Peter M Corcoran

    What are the chances??

  • Stefan Sedich


  • Kurt Gooding

    Wow! Great prize.

  • Anonymous


  • Hattan

    This is pretty cool!

  • Jeffball

    Such a sweet prize, thanks for offering it.

  • Anonymous

    Sign me up… :)

  • Anonymous

    Pick me, pick me.

  • Rahul Sonthalia

    Nice…I would like to win something for a change….

  • James Hicks

    Throwing my name into the pile

  • Darin Clark

    Free pass to Visual Studio Live!! Woohoo!!

  • Steve Evans

    A trip to VS Live? That would be awesome to check out. *Crosses fingers and hopes to win*

  • foofighter75

    I’m in!

  • Larry

    I’ll never win…

  • Craig Wilson

    I’d like to considered.

  • Jeff

    I’m improving my odds from 0.00% to I’m sure something like %0.00001.. in the realm of real world, basically equal odds.

  • J_green

    Nothing to loose, let’s give it ashot

  • Carles

    Count me in!

  • Anonymous

    sure, what the heck

  • Brian Beard

    I am entering to win…

  • Thomas Nguyen

    Man, on the same week as the second to last scheduled Shuttle launch! DECISIONS!

    • Brendan Tompkins

      I’d go in the shuttle if I were you :)

  • Samuel Wong

    Very generous offer indeed.. sign me up!

  • Brett Stinson

    Awesome. I’d love to go.

  • Scott Isaacs

    Sign me up!!

  • Franklin Webber

    Love it and would love to go.

  • david lee

    cool~! would love to attend!

  • Chris Allison

    I would love to go, Vegas Baby!

  • Kenny Eliasson

    From Sweden to Vegas, go go! :)

  • Patrik Potocki

    Cool! :) Would be awesome =)

  • John Even Pedersen

    what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay there…

  • LT_Hassan

    let’s go to vegas :)

  • jkp

    Me likey

  • Dan Persson

    Vegas Vegas…

  • Anonymous

    Count me in :)

  • Martin Jarvis

    Sounds an excellent opportunity!

  • Anonymous

    Might as well give it a try.

  • Mark Rendle

    Yes please.

  • TheCodeJunkie

    Wouldn’t mind attending and getting the opportunity to talk to people about Nancy =)

  • Hüseyin Tüfekçilerli

    Foo Bar.

  • Jay McGuinness

    Yay – no more Option Explicit for a week!

  • Tom Janssens

    That’ll be 1 ticket please

  • Dustin Brown

    I like turtles.

  • Anonymous

    Would love to attend!

  • James Nugent

    Sounds like quite a deal!

  • Ben


  • steveh

    Gimme gimme gimme

  • bslatner

    I was there a couple years ago. It was great! Hope to go again this year.

  • Tquinn

    ooh free tickets

  • Paul Alexander

    I’d love to attend this.

  • Chris

    Never been to Vegas… Thanks CodeBetter for the giveaway. You guys rock!!

  • codemnky

    i am the winner

  • DigiPug

    Can’t wait for March 24th… I could use a good conference!! =)

  • Dare2Try

    Very cool idea, thanks for the opportunity

  • gnostus

    I would love to go to this, I am a full time .net developer and boy would a vacation be nice 😀

    Thanks guys, keep up the epic content!

  • Robpuk

    Training in Vegas. Good combination! 😀

  • Samuel Langlois

    I’d love to go to Vegas, and the conference seems very interesting!

  • Randolpho

    Hey… my birthday is right near your decision day. That’d make a pretty fine birthday present….

  • Marc Davis

    Would love to go to this event! Thanks Guys!

  • Dheeraj Kumar Mekala

    I would loveeeeeeeeeee to get that!!!!!!!

  • Justin


  • Brad Butner

    My company won’t send me, so I post here in the chance that I may win!

  • Andrés Nava

    Now that’s what I’m talking about!

    Never been to VS Live. Would love to attend the sessions in Vegas.

  • Raymond Gunawan


  • Ariel Ben Horesh

    So Cool. Check this out Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas Giveaway!

  • Uri Goldstein

    Cool Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas Giveaway from

  • Jon Ownbey

    Now this would be one great prize to win!

  • Ernesto Herrera

    That would be great being there!, go Vegas!

  • John Downey

    I’d be game

  • Ernesto Herrera

    It’s a Great Opportunity!

  • Matt Hensley

    Name -> hat

    Working for a non-profit means I’ll never be going to VS Live, unless the ticket is free!

  • Alex Lusco

    I’d be happy to go! Doing university research doesn’t exactly allow for these types of conferences.

  • Matt Seigel

    shaweet. i <3 free stuff.

  • KS

    It was 1999 in London last time.
    Could it be Las Vegas this year?

  • Bobbie318808

    i’m in!

  • jeffreydiercks

    Count me in

  • abornand

    Count me in.

  • GenericUsername3043

    I’m in

  • Nathan Taylor

    Count me in

  • Codebetter+sean D Fullerton

    Sweet, Count me in, would love to see this event!

  • Adam

    Does new knowledge acquired in Vegas, stay in Vegas?

  • William Hilsum

    Would love to win! :)

  • Anonymous

    I would love to win as well.

  • Faizan Abid

    Would love to win this! 😀

  • Josh Adam

    I have been trying to figure out how to get to this. Life as a Computer Science student is not cheap.
    Keep up the great work!

  • Jfrady1

    I have just found this site and I am happy I did — I would love to win this

  • Jesse

    Yes please.

  • Tomer

    good idea! count me in :) Tomer

  • John Donoghue

    Certainly no reason I should win this over anybody else – but I’d still love to!

  • Ryan

    This sounds like an awesome giveaway!

  • Daniel Rosendorf

    Nice idea, I would really like to have a chance to go to Vegas 😉

  • Mike Person

    Sounds great!

  • Eric McVicker

    Codebetter is giving away a VS Live attendee package.

  • Michael

    I WANT!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Sounds nice

  • Ventaur

    Yes, this would indeed be a great b-day gift for me (though a few days early).

  • Ernesto Herrera

    Hope to be there!

  • Russ Martinez

    It’s mine… I earned it…

  • John Croasdale

    Great promotoin, would love to make it.

  • Anonymous

    Would be awesome if i won since my employer has pretty much cut out any travel for anything for the foreseeable future.

  • Nick

    I promise not to brag if I win………………(crossed my fingers nerrrrrrrrrrr)

  • Ilan galini

    Vegas, here I come !