One of the single, best experiences I have each year comes out of MicroConf, the conference for self-funded and bootstrapped startups that I put together with Rob Walling. If you’re extremely serious about building your software business, this is the place to be.
In just two years, MicroConf went from being a completely unknown conference, into the highlight of peoples’ conference schedule each year. MicroConf sold out this year in a mere 52 hours. I’d love to brag about that, but I really can’t. It’s a great statistic to share, but the reality is that I actually don’t have anything to do with it other than Rob and I having the guts to put together a conference that we thought other people would attend. The fact of the matter is that MicroConf is great because of the people who attend. It’s not about us. It’s about them.
MicroConf has been sold out for a few months now, but you have one last chance to get into MicroConf this year, and it’s compliments of Microsoft, who also happens to be one of our sponsors (psst! We love our sponsors!).
The MicroConf App Contest
Build a Windows 8 App between March 26th, 2013 and April 15, 2013 to enter to win a Free Trip to MicroConf
Must be a US resident to win
- 1st Place – Ticket to MicroConf on April 29th – 30th, with plane Ticket from anywhere in the US and hotel in Las Vegas, plus a Surface RT
- 2nd Place – Ticket to MicroConf on April 29th – 30th, plus a Surface RT
- 3rd Place – Surface RT
My Take on This
I know there’s not a lot of time between now and the end of the contest, but first of all, it’s a pretty amazing giveaway. Grand prize gets a free ride to MicroConf, complete with airfare?!?! How often do you see something like that. Runner up gets a free ticket and while you still have to pay for your own airfare, that’s still pretty awesome. And the top three entries all get a Microsoft Surface RT. I’m a little jealous, since I’d really like one of those things and I’m not eligible.
This contest ends on April 15th, so given the short timeline, your chances of winning are pretty good if you submit something. All of the judging criteria are listed on the website. Good luck, and I hope to see you at MicroConf.
>>> Read the Complete Contest Rules <<<
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