//ReBUILD 2017 Xamarin Style

Joe Raio, Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, will kick off the meetup discussing all the recent exciting announcements from the Build conference. We will go through Azure updates as well as new Azure offerings that can be applied to your Xamarin application.

David Silverlight will continue discussing all the BUILD 2017 Xamarin announcements focused on Visual Studio for Mac and what is new with Xamarin.Forms.

As always we will have an open conversation with Xamarin Experts, so bring all your questions, comments, and concerns.

Making your Mobile App Serverless with Azure Functions and Xamarin Workbooks

Xamarin Workbooks (Quick Intro)

David Silverlight will be showing how we can use Xamarin Workbooks to help us organize our favorite bits of code, tips, tricks and techniques that we frequently use in our daily lives as developers. For this topic, David will give us a quick overview of this useful tool and show us how it can help us to better organize our ever growing mountain of knowledge as well as provide ways for us to learn new techniques as well as share information.

Making your Mobile App Serverless with Azure Functions (Main Presentation)

Azure Functions is an event driven, compute-on-demand experience that extends the existing Azure application platform with capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in Azure or third party service as well as on-premises systems. Developers can leverage Azure Functions to build HTTP-based API endpoints accessible by a wide range of applications, mobile and oT devices.

In this session we will give you an overview of Azure Functions and walk you through some real world examples of how Azure Functions were used in Mobile Apps to either replace or extend functionality. This will include live coding demonstrations as well.

Joe Raio is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist based in Miami, Florida. As a technical evangelist, Joe primarily focuses on presentations leveraging Microsoft Azure focused on website development and cloud technology. Prior to becoming an evangelist for Microsoft, Joe successfully owned and operated three small businesses centered around website development and marketing. To learn more about Joe, visit his website at http://joeraio.com for follow him @joescars.

Mobile Solutions with Xamarin.Forms and Considerations Before Using Open Source

Building Mobile Solutions with Xamarin.Forms

Everyone wants a mobile application, but supporting each of the major platforms isn’t a trivial task. Ramping up multiple programming languages and duplicated logic per platform are major concerns that need to be addressed. With Xamarin.Forms, developers can build native mobile applications using the power of .NET while achieving a high level of code reuse. In this session, we’ll explore the core features of Xamarin.Forms and see what it takes to get started building quality native apps.

Cecil Phillip is a Software Developer from South Florida with many years of experience building applications on the .NET Framework. Throughout his career, his primary focus has been providing web and service based solutions for various markets. Cecil’s current tool-set of choice comprises of C#, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, jQuery, KnockoutJS, Entity Framework, XUnit and FakeItEasy. He has a passion for software architecture, interoperability, and testing. Cecil also enjoys experimenting with different programming platforms such as Python, PowerShell, and NodeJS. You can follow Cecil on Twitter via @cecilphillip.

Mandatory Considerations Before Using Open Source Code

There is rarely a topic in business that can divide a crowd with as much passion and fury as a political debate. However, Open Source Code has that ability. Whether you’re a software developer, a business owner or an acquirer of businesses, you need to understand Open Source Code. It’s too advantageous to ignore and too dangerous to underestimate.

This presentation will cover:

i. A general history and overview of Open Source Code,
ii. Its legal mechanics and potential legal pitfalls, and
iii. Prudent courses of action for:

a. Software Developers who are looking to avoid malpractice;
b. Business Owners who are looking to avoid unforeseen litigation; and
c. Business Acquirers who are looking to save money on the purchase price of acquisitions.

Legal Disclaimer: This presentation, along with any subsequent information provided during any Questions and Answers session, is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

William F. McDonough is the owner of The McDonough Law Office, P.L., where he focuses his practice on Technology Law and related contracts. Mr. McDonough is admitted to practice law in Florida and holds a law degree from Stetson University College of Law, a LL.M. from University of Miami School of Law and a M.B.A from Stetson University. Prior to opening The McDonough Law Office, P.L., Mr. McDonough practiced Mergers and Acquisitions for Allen Systems Group Inc., an enterprise software provider.