Virtual Xamarin and .NET Events in May
We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy. Below are just a few of the virtual events, streams, and videos to watch this May – all from the comfort of home. When it comes to upcoming .NET and Xamarin events, there are tons of new ways to stay virtually-active with your developer communities. Including lots of exciting content provided by the teams at Microsoft and the global community. As well as information to help you host your own online events. Read on to find out more!
Virtual Conferences in May
- Dev Around The Sun: A 24-hour, international technologist track and fundraiser helping those affected COVID-19
- Microsoft Build: 48-hours of free and continuous content in an interactive environment during a completely digital event
- The Virtual ML.NET Community Conference: A free, 2-day community-driven conference on all things ML.NET
Virtual User Group Meetups in May
Wednesday, May 6th
- Xamarin Cologne User Group: Building Xamarin.Forms UIs in C# – Brandon Minnick
- Rochester Xamarin Meetup: Building Xamarin.Forms User Interfaces at Runtime
Tuesday, May 12th
- Tech Valley .NET User Group (TVUG): May Virtual Meetup – Supporting Dark Mode with Xamarin.Forms
Wednesday, May 13th
- NskDotNet: (Online) NskDotNet Meetup #8 – Effective Unit Testing
Wednesday, May 20th
- Arizona Xamarin Developer Group: Implementing Secure Web Authentication (w/ Xamarin.Essentials) + Using Dropbox Api
Tuesday, May 26th
- Birmingham .NET & Xamarin User Group: Building next generation web apps with Blazor – Chris Sainty
Wednesday, May 27th
- MSDUG United: First Lock-down Online Virtual Event: Three tech communities joined in one – first (joint) online meetup!
Register for Build 2020
Registration for Build 2020 is now open and completely free to join this 48 hour virtual event. There will be several keynotes, general sessions, and interactive sessions through the two days for Xamarin and .NET developers, so register today!
User Group and Event Organizers
Host your own virtual meetups, events, and streams! The .NET Foundation has an excellent source of information about the different platforms to host a virtual Meetup or event. Our friend Jon Galloway also recorded a full tutorial using the Microsoft Teams’ new Live Event feature to host a meetup. To use Meetup.com for scheduling events, try the new Online Event Feature. This will streamline hosting a Meetup with one of these services.
Content and Speakers
Spark ideas for topics to present by browsing through our recent online conferences. All content including slides, videos, and code are from the recent .NET Conf focus events. The Visual Studio for Mac Refresh(); event are available online as well.
- .NET Conf – Focus on Blazor: All things Blazor with tons of great content
- Visual Studio for Mac Refresh();: Hours of content on all topics of .NET development on a Mac.
- .NET Conf – Focus on Xamarin: 14 packed sessions on Xamarin!
For speakers, look no further than our amazing Microsoft MVPs. All of which love to present on all the .NET topics. When in doubt, we are here to help with a new Xamarin User Group Speaker Request Form. Tell us about your user group, dates of the event, and what topics needed. Then, we will try to pair you with someone from the Xamarin team to present at your user group!
Watch a Streamer
You may already know that the .NET teams host live community stand-ups every week. However, did you know that the Xamarin community is also super active on live-streaming sites, such as Twitch?
Here is a full list of streamers that stream throughout the week. Be sure to follow them to stay up to date.
Join a .NET Stand-up
Multiple times a week the .NET teams meet online to talk about the latest news across all .NET products. Find live, upcoming, and past episodes on the new .NET Community Stand-up website. This includes the Xamarin Community Stand-up Thursday, May 7th, at 10 AM PST with all things Xamarin.Forms 4.6!
Re-watch .NET Conf – Focus on Xamarin
Our largest virtual Xamarin event of the year with .NET Conf – Focus on Xamarin.
There is over nine hours of content, between fourteen sessions from the Xamarin team and community members. All of this awesome content is available on demand! View the full playlist on Channel 9 and YouTube.