CodeBetter.Com wants to send you to Redmond!

In March, we sent the Code Junkie to Las Vegas, to attend Visual Studio Live!, and now it’s your turn!

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 Redmond! (October 17th – 21st, 2011)  That’s REDMOND people!

The value of the pass we’re giving you to for a giveaway is $1,895.  It’s a 5-day package with an excellent speaker lineup (Ted Neward, Rocky Lhotka, Billy Hollis, Miguel Castro Jason Bock and others!)  that includes the following:

  • All Visual Studio Live! Sessions and Keynotes
  • Pre-conference workshops
  • Post-conference workshops
  • Reception
  • Networking Events
  • Lunch (October 17-21)
  • Coffee and Morning Pastries

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 Tuesday, September 20th 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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  • Paul

    Sounds like an awesome contest!  Looking forward to being the winner :) BTW, the drawing date is incorrect, it still says March

  • Rasmus Christensen

    Like a dream come true  for a .net software developer 😉

  • Rasmus Christensen

    Like a dream come true  for a .net software developer 😉

  • mike suarez

    Sounds cool … please pick me :)

  • mike suarez

    Sounds cool … please pick me :)

  • Steven Robbins

    Entering just to try and stop Andreas winning again 😉

  • Steven Robbins

    Entering just to try and stop Andreas winning again 😉

  • Doug Vanderweide

    Please consider this my application, and thank you!

  • Doug Vanderweide

    Please consider this my application, and thank you!

  • Tom

    Sounds good!

  • Tom

    Sounds good!

  • venatir

    Hmm … sound like a dream for any .net developer… :)

  • venatir

    Hmm … sound like a dream for any .net developer… :)

  • Nathan Gloyn

    Fantastic opportunity, would really love this.

  • Nathan Gloyn

    Fantastic opportunity, would really love this.

  • Gary Ewan Park

    Wow, sounds like a great trip!

  • Gary Ewan Park

    Wow, sounds like a great trip!

  • Phil Jones

    Awesome! A dream holiday for .net devs 😉

  • Phil Jones

    Awesome! A dream holiday for .net devs 😉

  • Robert McLaws

    Woo hoo, thanks CodeBetter!

  • Robert McLaws

    Woo hoo, thanks CodeBetter!

  • Anonymous

    If I do all three, can I get three entries :)

    Thanks for doing this guys, I think it’s great.

  • Martin Kronstedt

    Nice, would love that ;P

  • slodge

    Can we close comments now please? :)

  • Johan Barnard

    Oh all right then, I’ll go.

  • Dan Persson

    cross my fingers :)

  • Alan

    Would love to go.

  • Rob Sullivan

    Awesome giveaway guys!

  • Chris Hardy

    Would love to go, not been to Redmond before… :)

  • Patrick Malouin

    Wow, would love to win this!

  • foofighter75

    Sounds good, count me in!

  • Stefan

    Great idea, would love join

  • Nikita Griaznov

    I would be glad to go! Supersonic experience!

  • Ruslan

    Would love to go!

  • jls

    pick me

  • Mario Pareja

    I’m in!

  • Kees Dijk

    I would love the opportunity.

  • Mikecg

    sounds good.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds great!

  • Vincent Verschuren

    Wow! I would like to go!
    Pick me! Pick me! 😀

  • dfish

    nice offer

  • Art Gonzalez

    this is a great offer

  • James Hollingworth

    Pick me! 😀

  • Paul Cassidy

    Way Freaking Cool!!! I love redmond area and VS Live is such a great conference. Enter Me Please!

  • Al_wild

    I’m in!

  • AdamMills

    My bags are packed.

  • Shawn Ward

    Very nice, send me.

  • Kyle Shaffar

    Here I come Redmond!

  • Peter Johanson

    Me me me!

  • Jesse Williamson

    Oh, oh, send me! October is my birth month. This would be a lovely present :)

  • Alex Greenfield

    Sorry everyone, I’m the one who will be picked…I hope…PLEASE!

  • Alvin Ashcraft

    I need to go so I can rub Jason Bock’s head for good luck.

  • Craig Wilson

    I would love to go. 

  • Daniel Balla

    Count me in

  • Alex

    I want to go!

  • David Neale

    Ping from me :)

  • Paul Alexander

    Pick Me!!!!

  • Pablo Ruiz

    Wanna go Redmond?

  • David Sutherland

    Nice promotion for a good event too.  I’ll share it out.

  • Taco

    Great idea, how about choosing me?

  • Greymarch

    Please pick me!

  • Jack Ryan

    I’d love to go!

  • Robert Jackson

    Sounds fun!

  • Jon


  • D. Lambert

    Sounds like a great opportunity.  Sign me up!

  • Mike Linnen

    sign me up

  • James Hughes

    FIRST!!!! I mean cout me in!

  • Daniel Kress

    Pick me!
    I think I have to sacrifice something to improve my odds 😉

  • Adwait Ullal

    Yes, would love to

  • Mike Hollis

    Made of so much want

  • Raciel Rodriguez

    I guess this puts me in?! Wanna go there! :)

  • Bob Cravens

    Nice. Enter me.

  • Peter Morlion

    Does this also count for us poor Europeans, who are always excluded from the cool contests? If so, count me in!

  • Chris Smith

    Wow! Very nice!

  • Thomas Carff

    Nice.  Sign me up!

  • Scott Isaacs

    Pick me!  (Please)  :)

  • Sam Dela Cruz

    Yes, I want to be there.  Please pick me.

  • Ricky Supit

    chance to win VS Live pass… go to

  • Juan Lopes


  • Stefan Poulsen

    Awesome chance to win a trip to VS Live … conference pass and 500$ help for the travel :)

  • Thomas Nguyen

    Man, if I get to go, I’ll sit down and make my new ShieldStudio+Netduino scroll “” as my first project.

  • Bjerre

    I’m in :) Let’s see if this can make me write more SOLID code!!!

  • Patrick

    Me, me, me. Pleeeaaseee, me.

  • brianlee

    Count me in!

  • Ngruman

    Me too!

    • Anonymous

      You know you won right? Email me at asap, so that we don’t have to pick another winner.

  • David Adsit

    CodeBetter Rocks!

  • Samuel Wong

    I’d like to go too!

  • Jonny Bekkum

    Nice, would like to go to VS Live.

  • Tamir Dresher

    Awsome. Like!

  • Dennis

    Count me in 😀

  • Jan

    I’d love to go.

  • Matan Goldschmiedt

    Oh boy oh boy oh boy!

  • Patrik Potocki

    Cool :)

  • Tomas Urbonaitis

    I’d really love to go!

  • Stephen

    a geeky week too good to be true, i’d go for the coffee and pastries alone, please send me!

  • Harry Buyer

    pick me :)

  • Darshanjani100

    thanks pick me.

  • Eric Gunn

    Been  a big fan of CodeBetter for a few years now.  Keep up the good work!

  • i_am_unni

    Never been to Redmond. Hopfully I get to go, the line up is fantastic.

  • Matt Warren

    I’d love to go

  • Jonathan Corriveau

    Would like it!

  • Geoff Slaven

    Where’s Redmond? 😉

  • Athanasios Katsadimas


  • Ray

    Sweet deal. Good info, food, and all in the company of fellow geeks. Woohoo!

  • Frank Hagen

    VSLive in Redmond would be Awesome!

  • Pablo Carballude

    It would be wonderful to be there :)

  • Carmen

    I’d love to go!!

  • Bill Martin

    Sounds likea  great speaker line up. Sign me up!

  • beezler

    cool, send me to Redmond

  • pdelco

    Please send me to VS!Live

  • fdezjose


  • Bill Groesbeck

    Wow, sounds like it would be a great experience!

  • Adam Dispenza

    I’m down.

  • Ben Palmer

    I’m in.

  • Pete Lopez

    Nice!  Good luck to everyone!

  • jatinam

    Thanks for providing this opportunity to win a conference pass. 

  • Brett Stinson

    Awesome.  Here I come Redmond.

  • Neil Nordhaus

    this is the winning comment, I just know it.

  • Daniel Rose

    I’m in. I hope it’s open to non-US residents as well.

  • Mads Toustrup

    I’m in…

  • Jeffrey Bakke

    Pick me of course!

  • Janos Nagy

    count me in

  • Pavel Klocek

    Me! Me! Pick Me :-)

  • Dustin Brown

    Me too…

  • Abdul Rauf

    Count me in…

  • Luke Blaikie

    Count me in.  Sounds like a great opportunity.

  • Phillip Haydon

    Would love to go :)

  • Samuel Langlois

    Awesome give away, once again  :-) 

    I’d love to go to Redmond!

  • Jim B


  • Jim B


  • Christopher Ellis

    Coffee and Morning Pastries! Count me in!!!

  • Peter Lindstrom

    Wow that’s nice. I’d love to leave the cold and rainy sweden to the, well… just rainy redmond :)

  • R E M

    Thank you for the chance.

  • Suhas Chatekar

    Awesome idea. Would love to go to Redmond..!!

  • Tinkerer Tech

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Anonymous

    Count this as my entry!

  • Roger Helliwell

    I would love to go!

  • Ferdinando Santacroce

    See you soon, Redmond :)

  • Michiel

    Most, comments, ever.

  • Chris tesene

    Sounds great! I’d love to go!

  • Laurent Somers

    Wouldn’t mind that

  • Josef Pfleger

    I am ready to go.

  • Michael Burkhart

    I’m ready!

  • Cristian Gherghinescu

    Count me in :) 

  • Baluta Roxana Simona

    Sounds Great! Wouldn’t mind being that lucky!

  • Nitin Stephen Koshy

    Thanks. The wait is over fellows – here I am.

  • Sturla76

    That would be one sweet trip (around the world for me)! :-)

  • Todd Knudsen

    Would be fun to attend Visual Studio Live in Redmond!

  • Todd Knudsen

    Show me where I need to sign!

  • Eric McVicker

    I’m in.  This is an awesome giveaway.

  • Simply Ged

    Sounds amazing! Count me in…

  • Daniel González García

    awesome initiative. I want to be par of it…

  • Andrew Jackson

    Lookie here:    :-)

    Thanks for having this competition!

  • Virgil Oancea

    Got some ex-colleagues working in Redmond, so I need to go :). Thanks!

  • Alexei Zheglov

    Cool! Please add my name to the hat

  • Haider

    Awesome contest!

  • Amit Tsur

    This would be the winning comment then…

  • Thomas Gee

    Yeah, sounds like  a cool contest.
    Wonder if this comment is the golden nugget ?

  • Peter Davidsen

    Would be really awesome to go!

  • Ahmad Aman

    Cool! I want to go.

  • Leif Boström

    I’d sure would like to go! :-)

  • David Padbury

    Sounds good. Count me in!

  • Shaun Wilde

    pick me pick me 😉

  • Enrico Sada

    Awesome, will be fun 

  • James Curtis

    Enter me please!!!

  • Quinn Wilson

    send me!

  • Mark Miller

    Oh, oh, oh! Pick me! Pick me!

    PS. – Just read the rules about a tie and I tweeted this on 9/6/11 @ 4:10 pm (@dvMENTALmadness) and it doesn’t look like it got picked up anywhere below. (Just in case 😉 ).

  • Charlie Sanborn

    I want to go….  Regardless, I want to play fantasy football

  • Jesse Hansen

    I want to play fantasy football…so I want to go too!

  • Jaecen


  • Jmhohlman

    Enter me please

  • Anonymous

    Yo, Cam Newton please! And thanks for the great contest.

  • Doni Grande

    Pick me, pick me!

  • Jason Smale

    Send me to Redmond!

  • Matthew Perry

    Sounds awesome… A little fantasy football to sweeten the contest! Nice, I’m in.

  • Brian Piesik

    That’s an interesting way to pick.  Go Pack!!!

  • Marcus Swope

    I’m in.

  • Andrei Marukovich

    Count me in.

  • Trevor

    I am in.

  • Larry Fergerson

    If I’m not too late, count me in.

  • Jad Abou-Rjeili

    count me in

  • Bryan Konowitz

    Talk about giving back to the readers! Count me in for a shot at the prize.

  • Dror B. Helper

    At last a contest I’m can participate in!
    Could it be that easy?

  • Bert Vanpeteghem

    I’m in