Calling all Developers!

27 Nov

Visual Studio 2008
Install-Fest and .NET Holiday Party


Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus
1065 La Avenida Street – Mountain View, CA 94043  

Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM*
(Check-in begins at 6:00 PM)


Event Description:

Visual Studio 2008 has been released to manufacturing! Join Microsoft and all the Northern California .NET User Groups for a Visual Studio 2008 Install-Fest and Holiday Party on December 13th, 2007! Visual Studio 2008 is HERE and this event is your opportunity to get your hands on the released version before anyone else!

We will have food and drink, with an hour-long session on Whats new in Visual Studio 2008. We will then turn the floor over to the attendees, who will get to sign up to do 5 minute power-demos of whatever they choose!

Every person that installs Visual Studio 2008 (the trial edition) on their computer at the event will receive a FREE fully licensed copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional in the mail shortly after public release.

Dont miss out a great evening of fun, food, the latest Xbox 360 games and your very own copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition!


6.30-7pm : Reception and power-demo sign-ups
7pm-8pm : Whats new in VS’08 by Anand Iyer
7pm-9pm : Loadfest : Install Visual Studio 2008 Profession Edition Trial Versions
8pm-9pm : Demo Power Rounds attendees get to sign up to show off any technology they like, for exactly 5 minutes
9-9.30pm : Networking, breakdown

Speaker Bio:

Anand Iyer works as a Developer Evangelist, Microsoft’s .NET ambassador to the Northern California region. During his tenure there, he has been in the midst of several launches, such as Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, Vista and Office 2007. He has spoken at over a hundred conferences on a variety of topics and boasts a very high and credible customer satisfaction score. Before joining Microsoft, Anand worked for a networking bellwether company, pioneering XML-based manageability solutions for an embedded operating system. During his five-year tenure as a software development engineer, Anand worked closely with customers to fine-tune his product features and drive problems to a full resolution. Anand has extensive experience software methodologies, and has worked on several development platforms, including Linux and Unix. He is fluent in C, C++, Java, and PERL. Anand has also earned two patent awards related to manageability solutions on networking platforms. Anand graduated from Purdue University (Go Boilers!) with a degree in Computer Engineering.



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