speaker-scottToday we have a couple of exciting announcements to make about Xamarin Evolve 2013, our first worldwide developer conference this April 14 – 17 in Austin, Texas.

First, we are thrilled to announce that Microsoft’s Scott Hanselman will be speaking on April 16th! Scott, a Principal Program Manager on the Web Tools team within Windows Azure, is one of the most trusted and influential voices in the .NET community. Be informed and entertained as Scott discusses how C# saved his marriage, enhanced his career, made him an inch taller, and continues to let him create apps for any platform, any store, anywhere, anytime.

evolve-badgeSecond, if you’ve already got your tickets, we have created a handy “I’m going to Evolve” badge which you can use on your blog or website. If you don’t have a ticket yet, register now and receive a 20% early bird discount, available until January 25th.

More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks, and the call for speakers is still open for inspiring app success stories and amazing technical talks. If you’ve got a great story to tell and want to speak at Xamarin Evolve 2013, email evolve@xamarin.com and tell us about your session. Bonus points: include a link to your video manifesto with all of the reasons why you should speak at Xamarin Evolve 2013. The call for speakers is open through February 15th.

See you in Austin!