Early Bird ticket prices (more than 20% off!) for Xamarin Evolve 2016 in Orlando, Florida end on December 31, 2015. Buy your tickets now so you don’t miss out!

Evolve your Xamarin.Forms Apps

Native Xamarin.Forms app displayed on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devicesSince launching last year, developers have been using Xamarin.Forms to create native UIs for iOS, Android, and Windows from a single shared codebase. Now, with the launch of Xamarin.Forms 2.0 as part of Xamarin 4, Xamarin.Forms is even faster, more reliable, and more functional than ever before. Xamarin Evolve 2016 is the perfect opportunity to learn about building apps with Xamarin.Forms from the experts, including renowned technical author Charles Petzold and Xamarin.Forms team lead Jason Smith.

Jason Smith: Optimizing App Performance and Creating Custom Layouts in Xamarin.Forms

Jason Smith has been enthusiastically working on UI and front-end development for the past decade, touching almost every major UI toolkit in the process (don’t worry, his hands are clean). At Xamarin he works on research and development projects. Jason’s most recent endeavor at the company has him leading the Xamarin.Forms project to create a truly cross-platform UI solution.

Laurent Bugnion: An In-Depth Study of the MVVM Light Databinding System

Laurent works as Senior Director for IdentityMine. He’s based in Zurich Switzerland and writes for MSDN magazine and other publications, codes in Windows Phone, Windows Store, WPF, Xamarin (iOS and Android), ASP.NET, and his blog on blog.galasoft.ch. A Microsoft and Xamarin MVP, he is the author of the well-known open source framework MVVM Light for Windows Phone, Windows Store, WPF, and Xamarin as well as the popular Pluralsight reference course about MVVM Light.

Mike Bluestein: Cocos# in Xamarin.Forms

Mike Bluestein is an internationally recognized expert on the Xamarin platform and one of the first users of Xamarin.iOS. Mike is the author of a MonoTouch course for AppDev and the book Learning MonoTouch: A Hands-On Guide to Building iOS Applications with C# and .NET from Addison-Wesley, which has been published internationally in multiple languages. Before working exclusively as a software engineer, Mike was an aerospace engineer who did aerodynamic design for jet engines.

Charles Petzold: Mastering Xamarin.Forms XAML

Charles Petzold is a programmer and writer at Xamarin. He has been writing about programming for Microsoft operating systems for 30 years and has written several books on Windows and Windows Phone development. He’s also the author of Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software (Microsoft Press, 1999) and The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour through Alan Turing’s Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine (Wiley, 2008).

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