NDC London’s drawing nearer and we can’t wait to join the rest of you heading to Excel next week to join the festivities and see some of the best speakers on the circuit. You can still get tickets for NDC if you haven’t already. We’ll be covering the event on Twitter, from @ubelly, so make sure you follow us to keep an eye on what's happening if you can't be there in person. If you already have your ticket, don’t forget to download the NDC Windows Phone app!

Not yet persuaded your boss you need to go? Here’s an overview of some of our Microsoft speakers and what you’ll learn from them:

Andy Wigley

Andy works as a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft UK, working to support the developer community to create mobile apps on Microsoft platforms

Talk: Windows Phone 8 Networking: HTTP, Bluetooth and NFC
Room 6 / Thurs 5th Dec / 9:00 – 10:00

Talk: Creating Killer Windows Phone apps
Room 7 / Thurs 5th Dec / 13:40 – 14:40

Don Syme

Don is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft and an F# community contributor. He is an advocate of "data–rich, functional–first programming" with a focus on simplicity, correctness and robustness of code.

Talk: Making Magic: Combining Data, Information, Services and Programming, at Internet-Scale
Room 1 / Wed 4th Dec / 11:40 - 12:40

Jon Galloway

Jon works at Microsoft as a Community Program Manager focused on ASP.NET MVC.

Talk: The Development Landscape Is Moving Extremely Fast! Here’s How to Move Faster.
Room 6 / Weds 4th Dec / 11:40 – 12:40

Martin Beeby

Martin works for Microsoft where he talks to developers about HTML5, Windows 8 and the web.

Talk: The Hitchhikers guide to Object Orientated JavaScript
Room 5 / Thurs 5th Dec / 9:00 – 10:00

Mike Taulty

Mike works in Developer Evangelism at Microsoft UK where he's spent the past few years trying to help developers get the best from the Microsoft tools, languages and frameworks.

Talk: Building for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 with .NET and MVVM
Room 6 / Thurs 5th Dec / 10:20 – 11:20

Scott Guthrie

If you’re new to .NET then you may not know that Scott 'Gu' is corporate Vice President of Microsoft's .NET Developer Platform, where he runs the development teams responsible for delivering Microsoft Visual Studio developer tools and Microsoft .NET Framework technologies for building client and Web applications. He’s a founding member of the .NET project and comes to NDC to talk about Windows Azure.

Talk: Introduction to Windows Azure Part I
Room 1 / Weds 4th Dec / 13:40 - 14:40

Talk: Introduction to Windows Azure Part II
Room 1 / Weds 4th Dec / 15:00 – 16:00

Talk: Build Real World Cloud Apps using Azure Part I
Room 1 / Thurs 5th Dec / 9:00 – 10:00

Talk: Build Real World Cloud Apps using Azure Part II 
Room 1 / Thurs 5th Dec / 10:20 – 11:20

Steve Sanderson

Steve works as a developer for Microsoft in the team that brings you the ASP.NET technology stack, IIS, and other web things.

Talk: Write massively-parallel GPU code for the browser with WebGL
Room 5 / Thurs 5th Dec / 10:20 - 11:20

Hope to see you there!