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Xamarin University Presents: Guest Lectures from Industry Luminaries!

Technology moves quickly; new software, platforms, and frameworks are constantly being developed, improved, and released. Exploring the landscape of developer tools and libraries that we can consume in our C# .NET apps can be exciting, but it takes time to review and evaluate the latest innovations. Fortunately, Xamarin University is here to help! We invite the industry’s top experts and developers to present guest lectures on key technologies and patterns that show us how to best use them in our mobile solutions in a live, interactive forum.

Xamarin.Essentials: Cross-Platform APIs for Mobile Apps

When developing iOS and Android apps with Xamarin, developers can access every native platform API using C#. These bindings not only expose the platform APIs in C#, but add powerful C# features, such as async/await, events, delegates, and more. This is a huge advantage for developers, because they never have to leave C#, whether they're writing shared business logic, user interface, or accessing native features. One key feature developers often look for when developing cross-platform apps with Xamarin is a way to access common native features from their shared code without having to write their own abstractions or find an open source plugin created by the community.

Xamarin Developer Events in May

Xamarin and .NET user groups are hosting recap events around the world all month long to ensure every developer gets the most they can out of Microsoft Build. Continue your Xamarin development education and get the latest news on exciting releases, tooling, and updates shared during Build at an event in the list below, by checking out our Xamarin Events page, or by looking for an event near you on our Community page.