Over 350 400 425 people have already signed up for Deeper in .NET 2006!  If you haven’t yet, you should too.

Of course, the main reason for planning an event like this is to give as many people as possible the opportunity to learn more about new and interesting topics in .NET, and give you a chance to learn from some of the most qualified, experienced, professional and entertaining speakers around.  That’s why we’ve chosen this year’s roster (see here and here).

Maybe you already know everything, though, about .NET.  You know all the acronyms (WCF, WPF, SQL, ADO, ASP, AJAX) and you know how to use them all.  Well even if you know all there is to know about the topics being covered, there are still two good reasons for you to come to Deeper in .NET:

  • Free lunch
  • Prizes — lots of prizes!  I mean LOTS of prizes!

We have two copies of MSDN Premium with Visual Studio Team Suite (worth over $10,000 each) to give away!  Thank you to our local MVPs, casey and Sean, for donating these.

One will go to a lucky attendee who registers for Deeper in .NET by April 18th.  It’s simple:

  1. Go here
  2. Login (create an account if you don’t have one)
  3. Click the link that says “You are not registered. Click here to register now.” 

That’s it.  Three little steps to have a chance at winning a $10,000 piece of software.

The other MSDN/VSTS license will go to the winner of our Evangelist blogging contest (I already blogged this once here).  Sure that’s a little more work than you have to do for the other copy, but it’s not that hard.  You just sign up for the Evangelist program and start blogging about the WI .NET Users Group and Deeper in .NET.  Free blog hosts and software abound, people, so get blogging.  😉

Even if we didn’t have those two huge prizes, we would still have a ton to give away.  Not counting the MSDN/VSTS licenses, we have over $25,000 in software to give away (and counting)!  Many people are going to walk away with a prize.  Chances are that you or someone next to you will win some software.  Seriously.  I’ve lost count of how much we have.  (Special thanks to Doug from CVNUG for keeping track of everything for me.)

By the time April 22 rolls around, we may well have over $50,000 in software prizes to give away.

So, in summary for those that made it all the way through this post, sign up now.  Register for Deeper in .NET.  Become an Evangelist.  Blog about .NET, the Users Group and Deeper in .NET.  Get involved.  Show up.  Win prizes.