Free Virtual Event Agenda

The Xamarin Summit

9 a.m. PDT/12 p.m. EDT, Xamarin 101:
Why Xamarin for iOS and Android Development

The open source, cross-platform Xamarin mobile development platform -- whether Xamarin.Native or Xamarin.Forms (or the upcoming .NET Maui) -- offers enterprises worldwide a way to make up to 95 percent of their mobile code common amongst applications. And you can use Visual Studio for Mac, Visual Studio for Windows, or other options. This session will walk you through the pros (and cons) of Xamarin and what's ahead for the future of this open-source, cross-platform mobile development solution with .NET Maui.

10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT, Xamarin 102:
Best Practices for Working with Xamarin for Your Mobile Dev

What should (and shouldn't) you do when working with Xamarin? Find out in this session lead by Xamarin expert Dan Siegel offering practical insights and real-world tips and tricks on getting the most out of using the Xamarin platform for your mobile development.

Our Presenter:

  • Dan Siegel: Dan is a Microsoft/Xamarin MVP, an avid OSS Contributor, and Author best known as for his work as a maintainer of the immensely popular Prism Library. He is a Consultant specializing in Cloud, Mobile, and DevOps with perhaps one of the most unique backgrounds of any programmer you’ll ever meet. In those arguably rare moments he’s not busy slinging code you may find him out Scuba Diving, Off-Roading or through hiking in the remote wilderness.

11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT, Xamarin 103:
Working with Xamarin.Forms

With the open-source, cross-platform Xamarin.Forms framework you can create native iOS, Android and UWP applications with 98%+ code-reuse, written either in Visual Studio or Visual Studio Mac (or your favorite editor). In this session we will introduce the newest template for Xamarin.Forms which makes getting up and running with a professional looking app as easy as pushing a button. From there we will examine the generated code, and then go on to create an original app. Our focus will be on building professional apps using industry best-practices including the Model-View-ViewModel paradigm.

Our Presenter:

  • Jesse LIberty: Jesse Liberty is a Certified Xamarin Developer, a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP. He is a senior programmer working for Cognizant, specializing in Xamarin.Forms. Liberty hosts the popular Yet Another Podcast and he is the author of more than a dozen best-selling programming books. and one novel. He is also the author of numerous online courses on everything from Azure to Xamarin for Pluralsight, LinkedIn Learning, Udemy and Packt. Jesse was a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, Distinguished Software Engineer at AT&T; Software Architect for PBS and Vice President of Information Technology at Citibank, and he was on the teaching staff at Brandeis University.

Why Attend?

Don't miss this free half-day summit brought to you by the editors of Visual Studio Magazine!

In these three sessions, independent Xamarin experts (including Microsoft MVP, Prism Maintainer and Xamarin Developer Summit chair Dan Siegel, and Xamarin and Microsoft MVP and Pluralsight Trainer Jesse Liberty) will deep-dive into the pros and cons of working with the open-source, cross-platform Xamarin platform, showing the ins and outs of all things Xamarin plus offering their personal best practices and tips and tricks .

Whether you're new to Xamarin or want expert insight on how to get the most out of Xamarin, you'll learn tons of useful information from real-world experts that you can use right away — all completely free!

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