Xamarin University to Offer Free Mobile Development Series in June

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Dev with 2 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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