Virtual Xamarin and .NET Events in May

Jayme Singleton

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

May 12th

  • Dev Around The Sun: A 24-hour, international technologist track and fundraiser helping those affected COVID-19

May 19-21

  • Microsoft Build: 48-hours of free and continuous content in an interactive environment during a completely digital event

May 29-30


Virtual User Group Meetups in May

Wednesday, May 6th

Tuesday, May 12th

Wednesday, May 13th

  • NskDotNet: (Online) NskDotNet Meetup #8 – Effective Unit Testing

Wednesday, May 20th

Tuesday, May 26th

Wednesday, May 27th


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!

Microsoft Build 2020 Registration Banner

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 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.

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?

Image of different virtual Live-Streamers

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.

.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.


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