In what very well may be record timing, Microsoft’s developer conference BUILD 2016 has sold out. No more tickets are available. If you want a ticket to Build 2016, you’re going to be out of luck. Without some immense luck or a force of will the likes of which include intense clicking beyond comprehension. The other possibility for you is getting invited. That’s not going to be easy, and you’re probably not going to be able to get to this year’s event either way.
Option 1: Your first option for getting in to Microsoft’s developer event next year is to, once again, go online and click the reload button on the BUILD sign-up page over and over again. Cross your fingers and pray. This is probably the easiest way to get in, but if the conference is continuing to sell out as fast as it did this year, your chances aren’t great.
This year’s conference sold out in around 3-minutes online.
Option 2: You could also make an extraordinary piece of software over the next year. One app so amazing that Microsoft will take notice. As analyst Avi Greengart suggests, your best strategy is to “follow along remotely, create an essential/truly interesting app, then get invited.” On that note…
Option 3: Stream the conference. You can stream all the key conference sessions for free through Microsoft’s BUILD homepage. It’s easy, just as long as you have a reliable web connection.
Option 4: the waitlist option. Lest we forget, there’s also the waitlist. You can get to the waitlist through Build.Microsoft.com.