Expert Day for Xamarin

Free event, for the community, by the community. October 6th 2017

Have you been to the Xamarin Dev Days? Watched all the Evolve videos from front to back and still want to know more about Xamarin development? We've got you covered!
For you seasoned Xamaurai we’re organizing this Xamarin Expert Day. You will meet other veteran Xamarin developers who are more than happy to share their knowledge with other developers. It's an event for the community, by the community, with the friendly support of Microsoft.
We will have international speakers who will tell you about the things that they are excited about in the Xamarin world.
Besides giving you inspiration for your next projects, we will have lots of room for networking and just having fun!

New Topics

Our experts will tell you all about the latest and greatest for Xamarin

Awesome speakers

Our speakers come from all around the world, just to share their knowledge and experience with you!

Lots of fun

This day will be a lot of fun with good sessions, great friends and memorable conversations

SPEAKERS

Underneath you will find the experts that will do a talk during this day. Click on their pretty mugs to show some more information.

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Thomas Burkhart

Freelance

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Glenn Versweyveld

Bank J. Van Breda & C°

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Pieter Nijs

Ordina Belgium

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Gerald Versluis

4DotNet

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Tomasz Cielecki

Bruel & Kjaer

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Kerry W. Lothrop

Xamarin Premier Consulting Partner Zühlke

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Geert van der Cruijsen

Xpirit

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Laurent Bugnion

Microsoft

PROGRAM

Check out our awesome line-up below!

Register

30 mins

Tobias Hoppenthaler

Welcome talk

10 mins

Tobias Hoppenthaler

Laurent Bugnion

Keynote by Laurent Bugnion: Azure Functions and Xamarin

30 mins

Laurent Bugnion

Gerald Versluis

Skynet activated – Building smarter apps with Cognitive Services and Xamarin

AI is not taking over our planet just yet, but we're getting there! In this session we will look at how we can integrate the Microsoft Cognitive Services into our Xamarin apps. With doing so, you can now determine what your users are looking at and even how they are feeling and use that to enhance your functionality. "Come with me if you want to live!"

40 mins

Gerald Versluis

Kerry W. Lothrop

Is your app secure?

Security is a major focus when building web applications. But what about app security? What do I have to look out for as a developer to write a secure app? How do I handle sensitive data, and what should I consider when designing a service to be consumed by apps? In this session, you'll learn the different potential security issues and the corresponding solutions for mobile developers to consider when beginning a mobile development project.

50 mins

Kerry W. Lothrop

Glenn Versweyveld

Learn by doing! – Xamarin Workbooks

Each time you pick up a training manual to learn something new in software, you'll probably simultaneously also open up your computer to try out small code snippets.

Nothing more frustrating to get out of the reading flow and switch your focus to the IDE while trying the code samples.

Thanks to Xamarin Workbooks, this is now something of the past!

Workbooks enables live documentation, meaning you can read the tutorial and have code sampling directly integrated in the learning environment.

During this session, we'll show you how to use and create Workbooks to help users engage and interact more with your tutorial or samples.

40 mins

Glenn Versweyveld

Lunch

60 mins

Thomas Burkhart

Get Hungry for ReactiveUI with Xamarin Form

Although Reactive Programming is well known to be a good paradigm for reliable Apps the effort it takes to make the necessary mind shift is quite hard which stops most developers before they even start. My goal is it to give developers with intermediate knowledge of Xamarin Forms development and experienced ones without experience with the Rx World a good impression what it can do for you in your daily live to get the motivation to start with Reactive Programming. This won’t be a introduction that goes deep into the details of Rx or ReactiveUI but a presentation and explanation of real-world code examples that are easy to follow. We will cover the following topics:

  • Short introduction to Reactive Extensions (Rx)
  • How does ReactiveUI uses Rx to solve MVVM challenges
  • Core ReactiveUI methods for Databinding and Observation
  • Real-world code examples from my current project with in-depth explanation.

50 mins

Thomas Burkhart

Pieter Nijs

Realm, the cool new kid in Xamarin town

In this session Pieter will show you exactly why Realm is such a hot topic at the moment. He will start of simple with a local data storage example, but will quickly change gears and show you where Realm really shines: connecting to a remote Realm Object Server, building a realtime collaboration app that does realtime data synchronisation, creating serverless functions that get triggered when data is pushed to the remote data store,… And what about offline capabilities, networking code, conflict resolution,…? Don't you worry about that! After this session you won't believe how easy it is to build these kind of complex looking things with Realm in no time!

50 mins

Pieter Nijs

Geert van der Cruijsen

Building Cloud native mobile apps with Azure & Xamarin

Is building a mobile backend in the cloud any different compared to building a mobile backend on premise? It sure can be! Join this session to learn how to use cloud native components in Azure and what impact this has on your Xamarin app. We’ll look at different options to implement your backend by using DocumentDB, Azure Functions and Azure Mobile Apps.

50 mins

Geert van der Cruijsen

Tomasz Cielecki

Learn how to create custom views on Android using best practices, avoiding GPU overdraw, slow animations and more

50 mins

Tomasz Cielecki

Closing keynote, socializing and drinks 🍻

30 mins

venue

The event will be held at the Microsoft office in Cologne

Microsoft Office

Holzmarkt 2
50676 Köln
Germany

more information

REGISTER

Registration for the event will be done through Meetup, please click the button below to be taken to the right page.

SPONSORS

We would not be able to organize this day for you without our gracious sponsors.