Platforms and architectures

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Three great talks this month covering cross platform development with Xamarin and ReactNative. Top that with some clean Android architecture and it adds up to an awesome Android night in Durham!

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(1) An Introduction to Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms

What is Xamarin? What is Xamarin.Forms and how does it differ from Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS? Is it open source? Can I use it to build the next blockbuster mobile app and achieve world domination? Come get answers to these deeply pressing questions and more in our quick introduction to the Xamarin platform and ecosystem.
Dan Rigby is a technology specialist at Microsoft that focuses on helping people build cloud connected apps. He's spent the last 10 years working with C# and .NET and still has flashbacks of building WAP pages for Kyocera phones using ASP.NET Web Forms.


(2) Clean Android With Kotlin & MVVM

An in-depth look at how to build an Android app for scale using Google's Architecture Components, RxJava and Kotlin with my own spin on things.
Currently the Lead Android Developer at McClatchy Interactive, Dakota Justin is a self taught software engineer with a strong passion for Android development.

(3) Making a slick bootleg Pokédex with ReactNative, Apollo and GraphQL

In this talk we’ll do a surface level exploration of styling, navigation, data management and the react native ecosystem while making a cool pokemon app using the graphql-pokemon api (
Ryan Magoon is a full-stack engineer and designer from downtown Raleigh, currently building the future of healthcare education as the lead front-end developer and designer at NC AHEC ( and the future of parking as co-founder and CTO of Find My Spot (