Next Stop, Norway!

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Because of all the travel I did last year as well as the impending new addition to the family this year, I drastically cut down on my travel this year. There are only two conferences outside of Redmond I planned to speak at, one was Mix (see the links to videos of my talks) and the next one is the Norwegian Developer Conference also known as the NDC.

NDC_logo-2009Hanselman spoke at this conference last year and tells me it’s a good one. Besides, it’s in Norway! I’ve travelled through Norway once during college, taking a train from Oslo to Bergen, riding a boat on the fjords, and enjoying the profound natural beauty of the country. I guess I have a thing for cold places. :)

I’m pretty excited about the speaker line-up which includes a lot of great .NET and ALT.NET speakers you know and love. But what’s really got me perked up are the speakers outside of the typical .NET conference lineup.

One of my favorite conferences last year was Google IO which was a refreshing change of pace for me. For the NDC, I requested to stay an extra day so I could make sure to catch sessions by Mary Poppendieck, Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin, and Michael Feathers among others.

It looks like all my talks are on Day 1 of the conference. I’ll be upda’ting my Black Belt Ninja Tips ASP.NET MVC talk, talking about Ajax in the context of ASP.NET MVC, and giving a joint talk with Scott Hanselman which we’re still figuring out the exact details on.

My only concern is whether I need to worry if Jeremy Miller is going to try and express his man love for me while there. ;) Kidding aside, I’m approaching with a mind ready to absorb knowledge. If you’re in the area, definitely consider this as a conference to check out. It should be fun!

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  1. Avatar for Kevin Dente
    Kevin Dente April 21st, 2009

    So what you're saying is that you've been pining for the fjords?

  2. Avatar for Stuart Branham
    Stuart Branham April 21st, 2009

    Norway is beautiful. I'm planning it as my first big vacation since graduating college and having to fend for myself. Two weeks of fjords, black metal, and wandering. Mmmmm...

  3. Avatar for Jonas Follesø
    Jonas Follesø April 21st, 2009

    Yeah - NDC is going to be awesome - can't wait!
    I'm just as thrilled to attend as I am to speak at this conference (I'm doing one on MVVM and one on SL3 business apps).
    See you in Oslo!

  4. Avatar for Mark Nijhof
    Mark Nijhof April 22nd, 2009

    This is really something too look forward to for all developers in the area. Looking forward to hear your talks, or at least on of them, there are so many good guys coming.

  5. Avatar for Tommy Skaue
    Tommy Skaue April 22nd, 2009

    You're very welcome to Norway, and I'm pretty sure you'll feel just as welcome as Scott did last year. I just hope I can attend NDC this year. Last year was a conference to rememeber! :-)

  6. Avatar for Lars Mæhlum
    Lars Mæhlum April 22nd, 2009

    I'm SO there :)

  7. Avatar for Satti
    Satti April 23rd, 2009

    Enjoy u r trip

  8. Avatar for Carl Camera
    Carl Camera April 23rd, 2009

    Be sure to ask Mary Poppendeck how she feels about scrum. Kevlar attire suggested. :-)

  9. Avatar for Stephane
    Stephane April 25th, 2009

    Yes but it's 650 euros for 1 day pass ticket :'( and almost 1000 for the 3 days pass...
    But true, the speaker line looks really exciting.