InstallFest Wrocław


Hats off to the .NET User Group in Wrocław for putting together their own Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest! They had over 60 developers attend, and a quarter installed Visual Studio at the event.  Apart from some awesome food, there were a few presentations on .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 from local user group members, a Visual Studio trivia contes tand a Counter Strike tournament for the gamers in the crowd.  At then end, a TON of great prizes were given out including a bunch of books, software and clothes.

All in all, everyone had a great time, and I’m really glad to hear that these events are taking off all over the world. If you’re interested in running a Visual Studio InstallFest in your area, talk to these guys as they’ve already done 2 separate InstallFest parties in Poland to rave reviews!

Nice job guys!  Thanks for all the hard work in putting this event together – I look forward to seeing the pictures :)

Comments (2)

  1. Łukasz Olbromski (faf) says:

    Hi All,

       Thank you Chris for fantastic report about InstallFest in Wrocław, Indeed, we had a lot of fun organizing such event. Unfortunately, we had some technical and organizational problems. I think about them as lessons learned for the next events . I would like to let you know that other UGs are going to held InstallFest as well. Tomorrow, we will have InstallFest  in Gdank, and next in Lublin, Poznań. Moreover, all UGs in Poland comes together to organize CommunitiesToCommunities 2008 conference (5th April) on which Dino Esposito will do a presentation. Please stay tuned on all activities in Poland. I would like to invite to visit Wroclaw .NET UG’s Gallery (http://wroc.net.isvclub.com/photos/default.aspx) where you can find pictures from our meetings. The pictures from InstallFest you can find on http://wroc.net.isvclub.com/photos/visual_studio_2008_install_fest/default.aspx.

  2. Marcin Celej says:

    I was there and it was a great event. I won one of the prizes – Resharper and it is something really invaluable for every developer.

    I also took part in the same event in Kraków (http://geekswithblogs.net/kobush/archive/2007/12/25/117972.aspx and http://tgolonka.blogspot.com/2008/01/visual-studio-2008-installfest-w.html). I was one of the organizers. The InstallFest is really spreading around Poland. We also have plans to start SQL Server 2008 InstallFest around the Polish user groups. There is really great movement in Polish community at the moment. We’ll so what happens.

    Regards,

    Marcin Celej