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 for follow him @joescars.