I had a great time in Singapore and in the event, had the chance to meet new people like Ben and Martin, as well as get to see other friends like Karl from XTC and Michael Ridland. Ben was a wonderful host, showed us around and took as to get great food and drinks.
Thanks once again Ben for being awesome.
My main demo was the one for Xamarin forms where i create a simple one page app to control the lights back home using HomeAssistant api. The propose was to show how one could use Xamarin Forms features to style and tweak your app to a a beautiful design.
Since my raspberry camera streaming was failing sometimes, i prepared a video where i show the same app and a live feed from my living room where i change the lights of Hue LightStrip.
For those interested here are the slides and links for my demos.
Just a heads up i will be in Xamarin Dev Days in Singapore talking about Xamarin.Foms and Xamarin with Azure.
Make sure to say hi if you are around.
“Xamarin Dev Days provide attendees with an intense, hands-on learning experience. Spend the morning exploring mobile development with sessions from Xamarin, our technology partners, and members of your local developer community, then roll up your sleeves for an afternoon dedicated to diving into code.
It’s with great excitement that i announce i m going to be making my first presentation on a public event.
Earlier this month i was invited to submit a session for the Programming track of the SQLSaturday #341 event taking place in Oporto on the 18th October. The session was chosen by the community to be featured on the event 🙂
I will be presenting “Build mobile applications with Xamarin Forms” , it will be a light talk where i will introduce Xamarin and talk a little more about a new xamarin prodcut suite called Xamarin Forms followed up by a short demo.
The event is taking place at ISEP, and i m still to sure it will be streamed or recorded.
SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Oct 18 2014 at Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431 , Porto, 4200-072, Portugal. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.
Last month Xamarin presented Xamarin 3.0, a refresh on the Xamarin suite of tools to build cross platform apps with C#. There were 4 major announcements but i personally got really excited by the new library Xamarin.Forms … The basics were all there, but we had found holes the Xamarin.Forms team had not found or not plugged yet. So I started a repository on GitHub called Xamarin.Forms.Toolkit and this thread on the forum. The idea was to work on a common toolkit tailored for the brand new Xamarin.Forms.
A couple of weeks ago Xamarin launched an application to promote it’s product, in a wonderful idea, they created an app where you could order a T-Shirt, for that you had to clone and run the solution on your favorite ide and do a small task by adding your email and registering an account. It was a great idea, and i was quick to get the app up and running and order my self a t shirt that made me look really sharp! 🙂