Jun 02 - 04 | 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
09:00 - 17:00

Xamarin and Azure - build the mobile apps of tomorrow

It’s hard to be a developer and not have heard of Xamarin. It’s now part of Microsoft’s ‘Any developer, any platform’ strategy, and allows you to write C# and F# code that runs on iOS, Android and Windows. Combined with the power of the cloud, you can easily build the mobile apps of tomorrow that your users will love. In fact, we are so sure you are going to love Xamarin we're going to teach you how build an app to share photos of happy Xamarin developers.

This workshop will take you from 0 to a fully working, cloud connected, AI powered mobile app. We'll get you setup with Visual Studio and the Xamarin tooling on either Windows or Mac, and connect up your PC, iPhone or Android device or emulator ready to run an app. Once you are set up we'll cover the basics of Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms, then it's heads down writing a cross-platform app - using one code base for a fully-native app that runs on iOS, Android and Windows.

The app we build will combine accessing device hardware using Xamarin plugins, AI for face and emotion detection and cloud services like authentication, blob storage and Cosmos DB - all built using a serverless architecture.

By the end of the day you will have a production ready, AI and cloud powered mobile app.

Laurent Bugnion - Jim Bennett

Laurent Bugnion

Laurent works as a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft after almost 10 years spent working for IdentityMine and Valorem, two leading firms in Microsoft technologies. Laurent is one of the foremost experts for XAML and C# based development. He codes in Azure, Windows, WPF, Xamarin (iOS and Android), ASP.NET. In his free time, he writes for technical publications such as MSDN Magazine, and his blog is available at blog.galasoft.ch. Laurent is also a frequent speaker at international conferences.


Jim Bennett

Jim is a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate working for Microsoft, and his area of specialty is Xamarin apps. Prior to working for Microsoft Jim was a Xamarin and Microsoft MVP, and worked all around the world building desktop and mobile apps using .NET with C# and F#. He's also the author of Xamarin In Action from Manning publications.