Tonight was the Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest / Holiday party in Milwaukee, WI in association with the Wisconsin .NET Users Group. I would like to thank all of the people who helped out with the event, but I would especially like to call out the folks at Direct Supply for lending us their location to host the party, Scott Isaacs for his continued leadership, Brennan Stehling and Gerry Heidenreich for all their help in running a great event. Also thank Centare for helping fund the food at the event. KForce, Fullhouse Interactive and Apress all pitched in with some great prizes that were given away during the night.

Rather than me drone on and one about how great the event was, Dave Bost and I thought it would be fun to run a blogging contest. If you were at the event and you create a blog entry talking about the event or you post photos from the event, add a comment to this blog post. All valid comments posted here before midnight on Friday night will be entered to win a brand new Zune 80 GB model (now with podcast support!). Note: I moderate comments, so your might not show up for a few hours, have no fear.

Not at the event? You can still enter to win a Zune 80. Check Dave’s Blog tomorrow (Wednesday the 19th) where he will announce yet another contest to to win a Zune 80 GB model and you did not have to be present at the event to enter this contest.

Hope you had fun at the event!

Note: This entry was updated after being posted to correct some of the hyperlinks