Well, this post is slightly overdue…TO Mobile Devs hosted Xamarin Saturday 2019 back on August 24th, 2019, seems like a lifetime ago!
All the Toronto Xamarin Saturday 2019 sessions can be seen on YouTube!
David Ortinau opened the morning and afternoon, everyone was in the main room for these talks. The morning topic was Comet, a new Xamarin based MVU UI Toolkit being developed by the Xamarin team and primarily led by James Clancey. I see a bright future for Comet! (More to come on this in a future post…)
The group then split off, with the majority watching the lectures in the main room while Daniel Causer and I led a Xamarin 101 Workshop in another area. In the end, we helped 15 developers build their first mobile app and release it through App Center!
Andrew Park and Emily Stanek worked hard coordinating the event and to keep the stream going and interact with the online participants. The TO Mobile Devs organizers worked tirelessly leading up to the event, trying to get as much done with as little cash as possible. Thanks BSI Labs for funding the food, stickers, prizes and providing the venue!
Our speakers graciously dedicated time, effort and their own funds to get to Toronto, stay in hotels, etc. I cannot thank everyone enough.
Thank you again to our fantastic lineup:
- David Ortinau (Comet – A .NET UI Experiment) (Xamarin Forms Features)
- Allan Ritchie (Writing cross-platform libraries for Xamarin)
- Andrew Hoefling (Xamarin Shell Customization)
- Martin Finkel (Introduction to LibVLCSharp by VideoLAN)
- Mark Arteaga (Azure Functions, AI & Xamarin)
- Andres Pineda (Xamarin.Forms + ReactiveUI = ❤️)
Overall the event was a huge success! Getting 50 people to show up for an event on a Saturday in the middle of August is quite the accomplishment.
We are planning the next Xamarin Saturday for spring 2020, stay tuned!