As I am on my way to Microsoft Build in Seattle right now, I want to post my schedule so as many of you as possible can come say hi! I really love to meet people from the community and hope that we have a good chance to talk in Seattle too!
My session about Azure Functions and Xamarin
May 9th, 14:30 â€“ 14:50, Modern Workplace Theater: I will have the pleasure and honor to present a short theater session at Build, title "Mobile apps built with Xamarin, using a serverless Azure Functions back-end". You can find it in the Build mobile application under the code THR2433. In this short time, we will explore creating a new Azure Function in the Azure web portal, then how to do the same in Visual Studio 2017 (including testing), and finally build a Xamarin.Forms client to connect to the Function and use it.
In person learning (Xamarin labs)
There are two Xamarin labs that I will be helping this year. The labs are prepared and given by the awesome Xamarin University staff and some of us Cloud Developer Advocates will be around to help and assist you.
May 8th, 3PM â€“ 4:15PM, Build your first Xamarin.Forms app across Android, iOS, and Windows where we will see an introduction to the world of cross platform programming.
May 9th, 4:30PM â€“ 5:45PM, Connect your mobile app to the cloud with Azure App Service Mobile Apps where we will go deeper and explore how to connect these cross platform apps to Azure.
I will help at the Xamarin booth with other Xamariners and that should be a great occasion to talk about the latest announcements or about your experiences. We want to hear what is good and what is not so good so we can fix it.
My â€œofficialâ€ schedule is as follows:
- May 8th, 9:30 â€“ 12:45
- May 9th, 8:30 â€“ 11:45
I will also surely hang around the booth at other times, so donâ€™t hesitate to check it out and to ask for me if I am not there.
This year the Cloud Developer Advocates are in charge of the Lounge where I am told that you will be able to relax, chat with a lot of technical experts and even pet some cute animals :) my daughters are jealous. I will be at the Lounge a lot, probably every time that I am not busy somewhere else. Also a great occasion to meet other of my colleagues!
Non binary happy hour
We will host a non binary happy hour on Monday the 7th, from 5PM to 7PM. So if you are non binary or want to support the non binary community, join us at the Lounge!
The Language Lunch is a new experiment! We know that sometimes it can be tough to speak in English all day long when it is not your primary language. At the Language lunch, you will have the opportunity to speak in multiple languages with Microsoft experts. I will be there to host French and German tables, so make sure to check the signs in the lunch area!
Hopefully I can meet a lot of you there! In the meantime, safe travel and enjoy Seattle!! Laurent