Yup, I am taking a little work trip - leaving shortly for 20 days in Europe.  During this time I'll be speaking at TechDays Belgium in Antwerp, TechDays Sweden in Vasteras and more.  Although I've been to other European countries in the past, this will be my first trip to both Belgium and Sweden.  I'll be taking a bit of a break from blogging, other than to post my slide decks after presenting for this month. 

Catch up with my European adventures by following me on facebook or twitter. 

Big shout out to my counterpart in Belgium, Microsoft Developer Evangelist Katrien De Graeve (whom I met in person at PDC08 in LA last year) and who was kind enough to get my trip approved.

I have to say the conference logos are pretty cool too - first for Belgium

then for Sweden

TechDays Sverige

Oh, if you are wondering just what topic(s) I am speaking on - here's the list:

1) SQL Server 2008 New Features for .NET Developers

2) SQL Server 2008 SSAS Data Mining

3) Using Kodu to Introduce Programming to Kids

4) Best Practices around DigiGirlz Events

5) WomenBuild SeriousPlay - new directions in Women's Networking events at Microsoft

I also have some tentative talks setup with customers and more.  So it will be a busy and fun trip!  Immediately after I return, I'll head up to Microsoft's SVC campus in San Jose, to teach some classes for their DigiGirlz event on March 24.  Then I'll be heading over to Tuscon to record some presentations on SharePoint and SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence integration for the SSWUG (SharePoint Virtual Conference).