Luce Carter (@lucecarter1), Microsoft MVP and organiser of The Manchester Xamarin User Group, will be talking with us about using Xamarin to build cross platform apps.
In this talk, Luce shares what Xamarin is including Native and Xamarin.Forms for both C# and F#, how to get started creating a simple HelloWorld app from scratch and a more complex example (will involve at least one Azure service including Cognitive Services for facial recognition). Also how to use Visual Studio Team Services for Continuous Integration and some awesome examples of apps written using Xamarin, including ones used to save lives!
Luce will take examples from xamarin.com/customers as well as show this demo about how Xamarin was used alongside other technologies to aid with Skin Cancer prediction.
This talk will include slides, demos, code samples, live coding and the audience will walk away feeling like they too can create a mobile app in just a few minutes and carry their work around with them in their pocket or backpack!
The formal start will be around 7pm, at which point pizza will be supplied, but I'll be there from about 6 if you want to show up early. While I try to arrange things like sponsorship I'll pay for the pizza myself, but if anyone wanted to donate towards it, I'll set-up a tip bucket closer to the time.
I think the only thing that remains is to remind you that we have a Slack channel which acts as a virtual water cooler, allowing you to chat with me, and all the other members. If you've not already, you can join using this link:
If you have any questions or ideas, hit me up on the slack channel.