Xamarin University to Offer Free Mobile Development Series in June

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Dev with 10 Comments

Xamarin University to Offer Free Mobile Development Series in June

Microsoft announced today that its Xamarin University will start a free, five-part mobile development series on June 1. The best news? Charles Petzold will appear as a special guest.

“Join a new topic every Thursday,” Microsoft’s Mark Smith explains. “Topics range from learning how to get the most out of Visual Studio 2017’s latest features to building cloud-connected games to adding intelligence with Azure Machine Learning. You will get the training, samples, and advice you need to ship amazing apps using Visual Studio and C#. Every session is totally free, open to everyone, and Xamarin University experts will be on hand to answer all your questions live.”

The series breaks down like so:

Introduction to Xamarin.Forms for Visual Studio 2017. On June 1 at 9 am PDT/12 pm EDT, Xamarin University instructor Jesse Dietrichson will teach you how you can take your .NET skills mobile with Visual Studio 2017 and Xamarin.Forms.

Building games for iOS, macOS, and tvOS with Visual Studio and Azure. On June 8 at 9 am PDT/12 pm EDT, Xamarin University instructor René Ruppert will teach you how to create multiplayer games for the latest Apple devices, from iPhone to tvOS. Topics include SpriteKit basics, integrating with cloud back-end services, and best practices for sharing C# game logic, UI, and infrastructure code across platforms.

SkiaSharp Graphics for Xamarin.Forms. On June 15 at 9 am PDT/12 pm EDT, special guest and author Charles Petzold will teach you how to use SkiaSharp, which is powered by Google’s Skia graphics library, to extend your Xamarin.Forms apps with compelling 2D graphics.

Customizing Xamarin.Forms UI. On June 22 at 9 am PDT/12 pm EDT, Join Xamarin University training manager Rob Gibbens will teach you how to embed native Android and iOS controls into your Xamarin.Forms apps, while still sharing the majority of your code.

Introduction to Azure Machine Learning. On June 29 at 9 am PDT/12 pm EDT, Xamarin University instructor Jason DeBoever will teach you how to start integrating intelligence and predictive analytics into your apps. This session includes a look at Machine Learning fundamentals, Azure Machine Learning Studio, and how easily you can build your first “smart” mobile app.

You can sign up for the free series here.


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10 responses to “Xamarin University to Offer Free Mobile Development Series in June”

  1. Chris_Kez

    This is great, but I'd like to hear what Microsoft is doing to identify and groom the next generation of developers. You've been correctly saying for a long time that Microsoft missed mobile-- and with that I think they've missed a huge portion of the current pool of developers aged 20-40, who have flocked to iOS and Android development. Microsoft should be investing $$$$ in capturing the next wave. Free Xamarin sessions isn't going to do it; neither is rudimentary stuff in Minecraft.

    This is going to sound crazy, but they need to go after young developers the way sports teams go after young athletes. Give them free equipment, free training, 1:1 mentoring, etc. Baseball teams spend millions to run live-in academies in Latin America. Microsoft should be doing the same thing around the world, with Microsoft academies on every continent. They cannot just expect developers to come to them. I know this sounds insane, but honestly where are Windows developers going to come from 10 years from now? Is it not worth spending a few million or even ten million every year to ensure a steady stream of talented Windows developers for the next decade or two?

  2. lvthunder

    Do you have to be there live or can I signup and view the video after I get off of work?

  3. davidboo

    Had a great mobile development series, I learn lots of things from above mobile development series which is sponsored by Xamarin university & i would also thank to all guest including Charles Petzold that provided us valuable tips to enhanced our app development career. He is one of the best & professional speaker. I swear i got lots of points which is very helpful for through out my career.

  4. muneebqadar

    I am a freelance mobile app developers and I am constantly looking to learn from wherever I can. This series is a great way to expand my knowledge in the filed of mobile app development. Thank you so much Microsoft for the opportunity.

  5. Steve Jobs

    I am working at a multinational company FME Extensions Dubai.It is involved in website development and its related tasks, like logo designing, SEO, social media marketing, etc. Its founders are also thinking to get involve in mobile app development in future.

  6. chonajill

    Offering Free Mobile Development Series is a quite positive step towards the learners who are interested in learning the mobile application development. I remember that days when mobile apps introduces and i paid a lot of money to learn android development later i learned it but its cost me a lot now i am working in a mobile app development company in Dubai where i am developing both IOS/Android mobile applications. I really appreciate your effort of offering free series of mobile app development. I am also helping people who really needs help.

  7. julie hannah

    Forms is a feature of Xamarin, the popular mobile development ... back to here, so that your readers can find the complete Xamarin UI July series. But Web Design Dubai Company are trying hard to develop a new smartphone for both iOS and Android.

  8. webengrave

    Xamarin is doing a good initiative.

  9. jaysmith

    thanks a lot for information! im just starting to learn Xamarin

  10. jaysmith

    thanks a lot for information! im just starting to learn Xamarin