Free event, for the community, by the community. October 6th 2017
Expert Day for Xamarin
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!
Our experts will tell you all about the latest and greatest for Xamarin
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
Underneath you will find the experts that will do a talk during this day. Click on their pretty mugs to show some more information.
Check out our awesome line-up below!
8:30 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:10
09:10 - 09:40
Keynote by Laurent Bugnion: Azure Functions and Xamarin
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!"
10:30 - 11:20
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.
Kerry W. Lothrop
11:40 - 12:20
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.
12:20 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:20
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.
14:30 - 15:20
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!
15:30 - 16:20
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.
Geert van der Cruijsen
Learn how to create custom views on Android using best practices, avoiding GPU overdraw, slow animations and more
17:25 - ...
Closing keynote, socializing and drinks 🍻
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