Xamarin Full Day Workshop

Oct 10, 2016 · Norfolk, United Kingdom

Xamarin Full Day Workshop

Hardware & Software Requirements:
 - Windows 10 Pro machine
 - Visual Studio 2015 with latest updates or Xamarin studio
 - Latest Xamarin tools installed
 - VS-Android emulators installed into VS-2015

Xamarin has seen exceptional growth in the Microsoft developer community. Using the same language – C# or F# - developers can now create apps which run on iOS and Android and Universal Windows platform. Developers which have been developing using the .NET stack now get the ability to extend their reach onto other platforms, while still being able to leverage tools such as Visual Studio and VSTS etc. 

This one day workshop will help you learn about Xamarin Forms, the new way of building cross-platform application in .NET. Xamarin Forms allow you to quickly get your application off the ground with maximum code reusability and a large number of pre-built components. Now is the time to turn that idea into a real app. 


- Xamarin Ecosystem Overview
- First Steps - Installation, developer setup and Hello World for iOS, Android, Win10UWP
- Xamarin Forms Building blocks - Controls, Views, Styles, Layouts, Behaviors
- DataBinding  - the essentials
- Platform specifics using Custom Renderers, Inversion of Control, and Dependency Injection
- Storage - file storage and local database
- Consuming Web Resources - WCF, JSON, and more

Christ Matskas 

Christos Matskas has been working as a software developer for the last 12 years. He is an entrepreneur, founder and CEO of SoftwareLounge, a software consultancy firm. His portfolio includes collaborations with some great companies such as MarkIT, Lockheed Martin and Barclays. Over the years he has worked on numerous exciting projects from mobile applications to data crunching back-end solutions. He writes about his adventures in software development on his blog https://cmatskas.com. Christos is an advocate of Open Source Software and a regular contributor to numerous projects. He’s passionate about public speaking and he regularly speaks at conferences and user groups about .NET, the Cloud, mobile applications and software development in general (.NETFringe, DevWeek, MDevCon, SwanseaCon, Software Architect).

Event organizers
  • Norfolk Developers (NorDev)

    We are very lucky in Norwich to have a thriving and highly active tech community. Complementing the existing tech community, Norfolk Developers will be peeling back the high level and going straight to the heart of software development practices and processes. We aim to bring you local, national and international speakers and workshops. You might want to try something new or wish to take your software development up to the next level. Norfolk Developers wants to jump depth-first ...

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