Past Meetup

Seattle - Introduction to Xamarin: Native iOS, Android, and Windows apps in C#

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City University of Seattle

521 Wall Street · Seattle, WA

How to find us

Corner of 6th and Wall at City University.

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We are taking things back to the basics with a 101 this month on Xamarin. It has been a long time since our first meetup and a lot has changed since we first started the developer group nearly 3 years ago! It should be a nice lively discussion with Q&A along the way!

Main Session Abstract:

Xamarin enables C# developers to become native iOS, Android, and Windows mobile app developers overnight. In this session, you will learn how to leverage your existing .NET and C# skills to create iOS and Android mobile apps in Visual Studio with Xamarin. In addition to allowing you write your iOS and Android apps in C#, Xamarin lets you reuse existing .NET libraries and share your business logic across iOS, Android, and Windows apps. This session will also give you the tools to determine how much existing C# code can go mobile to iOS and Android, plus help you determine the architecture necessary to support maximum code sharing and reuse. We will also provide guidance and best practices for handling fragmentation across and within each device platform.

During this session we will cover the Xamarin platform and how to create native iOS, Android, and Windows apps in C#. Moreover, we will really focus on the code with several live coding adventures throughout the entire session. When you leave you will have the knowledge to create your first iOS & Android in C# with Xamarin in Visual Studio.

About James:

James Montemagno is a Principal Program Manager on the Xamarin team at Microsoft. He has been a .NET developer since 2005 working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Prior to becoming a Principal Program Manager, James was a professional mobile developer and has now been crafting apps since 2011 with Xamarin. In his spare time he is most likely cycling around Seattle or guzzling gallons of coffee at a local coffee shop. He can be found on Twitter @JamesMontemagno (, blogs code regularly on his personal blog , and on the weekly development podcast Merge Conflict .


• 6:00PM - 6:15PM: Pizza + Social + Intro

• 6:15PM - 6:45PM: Lightning Talks

Sign up for lightning talks here, just leave a post with your name and topic (topic isn't required, but encouraged) We will have a STRICT 10 Minute limit!

*We will have adapters of all sorts including display port, HDMI, etc. So hopefully we will have you covered if you forget your adapter. On stage is HDMI and VGA inputs.

• 7:00PM - 8:00PM: Main Talk

• 8:00PM - 8:30PM: Social

Food + Beverages Provided By Microsoft (