Microsoft BUILD 2012 – Tips

With the announcement of BUILD 2012 I thought I would put together a list of tips – mainly aimed at fellow developers from the UK but there may be something here for everyone!

Accommodation

If you are on a tight budget and can book early try the Homestead Suites.   It is next to the Microsoft Campus and very reasonably priced (especially if you can book for a week).

I have also stayed at the Extended Stay America – there are a couple within a short drive of the Campus, again cheaper if you stay for at least 7 days. 

Both the above are self catering and include a basic Kitchen complete with utensils/cutlery/fridge/hob & cooker (and WiFi access).

NB Don’t be tempted to go ‘real cheap’ and stay too far away from Redmond / BelleVue.  The traffic gets really bad around Seattle and you may live to regret it – especially if you are a little jet lagged! (I speak from experience!)

On Campus

February 2003 012Try and find a friendly Softee to show you around.  I have been lucky in the past and have seen a few ‘geek treasures’ that I would never have found (or had access to) myself.

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