Microsoft Build 2015 is just two weeks away, and we have several ways for you to meet the team and learn more about the latest from Xamarin on mobile development in C# and Visual Studio. We’ve got a lot of events around the conference, and we’d love to see you at one or more of the following:

Build 2015 Kick Off Party

Xamarin Build 2015First, join us on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at Jillian’s Sports Bar & Billiards Hall, right across the street from the Moscone Center at 175 4th Street from 7:00-10:00pm. Nat, Miguel, and myself, along with the rest of the Xamarin crew, will help you kick off Build 2015 with a bang!

  • Charles Petzold will be there to sign his Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms book.
  • You’ll also be the first in the world to don our brand new Xamarin t-shirt, and if you wear it to Day 1 of Build, you’ll even have a chance to win one of three developer rigs valued at $10,000! Additional details and RSVP here.

Speaking Sessions

Xamarin CTO Miguel de Icaza on stage at Microsoft Build 2014We have two official sessions featuring Xamarin this year. Be sure to check the final Build schedule for exact times and locations of these talks.

  • Building Multi-Device Applications with Xamarin and Office 365 APIs on May 1 at 9:00 am in Room 2014: Xamarin Developer Evangelist James Montemagno joins Chakkaradeep Chandran to discuss the different approaches to building mobile apps that consume Office 365 platform services, including an overview of both native Windows and Xamarin cross-platform development (Android, iOS, Windows Phone) using Visual Studio.
  • Go Mobile with C#, Visual Studio, and Xamarin on May 1 at 2:00 pm in Hall 1B: Join Xamarin co-founder and CTO Miguel de Icaza and Developer Evangelist James Montemagno to learn how to leverage your existing Microsoft .NET and C# skills to create iOS and Android apps in Visual Studio with Xamarin. After covering traditional Xamarin mobile development, the session will move on to explore Xamarin.Forms, which enables developers to share even more code with a common user interface (UI) across iOS, Android, and Windows Phone using C# and XAML. Miguel and James will also go through several live coding samples and real world mobile apps to look at the architecture and patterns that power them.

Xamarin Booth

As an official sponsor of Build 2015, we’ll be at booth #317 in the Visual Studio Partner Pavilion. We’ll have demos, swag, and we’ll be giving away copies of Charles Petzold’s book, Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms with scheduled signings. Stop by to say hello and get your book signed!