Introduction to Mono for Android

Welcome to GDG East Bay meeting page. We typically meet on the first Monday monthly, and there is a special quarterly Industry Innovation session on the 3rd Monday of the third month at each quarter. For the first half of 2013, we will meet at the Dublin library Community Room.

Happy New Year, members of the GDG East Bay. Many of the members request for video taping of our events and/or video streaming. Can we figure out how to make it happen?

First of all, I want to thank the city of Dublin, City of Pleasanton, GWC (USA) and 580Exec for providing places for our 2012 meetings. Thank you for your support during 2012.

Secondly, I want to thank all the sponsors and the speakers. We learned a lot from you and there were many great exchange among the members and the speakers. Thank you for keeping us at the leading edge of the technology. We hope to see many of you in 2013.

I want to appreciate all the members of GDG East Bay, we went through the name change from East Bay GTUG around middle of 2012. Thank you for all the support, help and encouragements. We will try some new approaches and adjustments in 2013, for no other reasons, but to make GDG East Bay a great place for you to learn and exchange knowledge and ideas.

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GDG East Bay appreciates the support from the city of Dublin, California. Regional Meeting Room and Dublin library Community Room are both first-class locations for business and social events.

GDG East Bay appreciates the superb support from Google Inc.


During 2013, we will examine various ways to create Android Apps. Craig Dunn from Xamarin will lead us to see how one can use C# programming language.


After the Mono for Android session, we will hold a raffle before moving to the planning meeting for 2013 events. This is your chance to help formulate programs for the GDG East Bay.



6:00pm Check in, networking, food/drink (thank you, Xamarin)

6:15pm Introduction to Mono for Android (Craig Dunn, Xamarin)

7:25pm Raffle.

7:40pm 2013 events Planning meeting

8:15pm Clean up. Networking 


Session's Description:

Introduction to Mono for Android (Craig Dunn, Xamarin)

Xamarin's Mono for Android tools let you build applications for Android using C#. You can write code on a Mac with MonoDevelop, or for Windows choose between MonoDevelop and Visual Studio. What's in it for Java developers? C# is an easy leap, and you can then re-use your code on iOS and Windows devices. We'll look at the tooling, building an Android app with C# and the principles of sharing code with iPhones, iPads and Windows."


Speakers' Bio:

Craig Dunn is the Developer Evangelist for Xamarin. Craig's been working with MonoTouch and Mono for Android since their initial betas back in 2009, being primarily a C# developer prior to that (although with a range of experience from Smalltalk & Perl to Java & VBScript). Craig has previously worked on commercial iOS and Android projects using Objective-C, Java and C# before starting work at Xamarin in 2011. He currently writes code & user-documentation and is working feverishly on the upcoming Evolve conference - being held in April in Austin, Texas. You can reach Craig by:


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