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Meetup 33: Get Started with Data Cleaning and Mobile Apps with the Battle of Midway

Get Started with Data Cleaning and Mobile Apps with the Battle of Midway
September 15th, 2016
Host & Sponsor: ILM Professional Services

Join us for our September event sponsored and hosted by ILM Professional Services in Edina.  This is a FREE event and a great opportunity for networking and the latest insights in mobile development.

RSVP Here: Minnesota Enterprise Mobile

September Topic – Get Started with Data Cleaning and Mobile Apps with the Battle of Midway

What could the Battle of Midway, Data Cleaning, Machine Learning, C#/.NET, Xamarin.iOS, and MKMapView all possibly have in common? Attend this session to see how the book /Miracle at Midway/ by Gordon W. Prange (et. al) started a software engineer down the still unfulfilled path of using C#, SQLite, Regular Expressions, System.Xml.Linq, Stanford Named Entity Recognizer, Google reverse geolocation services, and pure blind luck, to do data cleaning against the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS) in an attempt to try and map history using MKMapView on iOS.

Presented by Dan Edgar
Dan Edgar is working as a Principal Consultant for ILM Professional Services out of Edina, MN. Throughout his career he has worked on everything from old school Windows applications in C++ to modern UWP apps in C# / XAML, along with modern iOS applications using Objective-C, Swift, and/or Xamarin / C#, along with many Javascript web apps and micro-services in-between. When not fixing someone’s computer you can find him running at the back of the pack at your local half-marathon event.

About the Group
Led by local developers, the Minnesota Enterprise Mobile User Group is a place to come together to share knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned with the development community regarding enterprise mobile development, with a focus on mobile cross-platform application development and the Xamarin toolset. Our goal is to cover all areas of the Enterprise Mobile landscape.

Thursday, September 15th
6:00 – 6:30pm: Social time featuring good food and beverages
6:30 – ~8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

Location
ILM Professional Services
5221 Viking Drive
Edina, MN 55435

Hosted and sponsored by ILM Professional Services.

Meetup 32: IoT with your Xamarin Mobile App

IoT with your Xamarin Mobile App
August 18th, 2016
Host & Sponsor: ILM Professional Services

Join us for our August event sponsored and hosted by ILM Professional Services in Edina.  This is a FREE event and a great opportunity for networking and the latest insights in mobile development.

RSVP here: Minnesota Enterprise Mobile

August Topic – IoT with your Xamarin Mobile App

What does it look like to combine your Xamarin mobile experience with a low-cost internet connected device, using protocols like MQTT?  This talk will dive into that topic, including a brief discussion of IoT backends that can be used for brokering and data ingestion.

Presented by Scott Colestock
Scott Colestock has been contracting independently in the Twin Cities for the last decade or so.  Most recently, he’s been involved in startups such as LiquidSpace and Farm Intelligence, focused on both mobile and cloud architecture.  He has shipped a showcase Xamarin app or two in the past, and is currently happy to be working with the technology again with current clients.

About the Group
Led by local developers, the Minnesota Enterprise Mobile User Group is a place to come together to share knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned with the development community regarding enterprise mobile development, with a focus on mobile cross-platform application development and the Xamarin toolset. Our goal is to cover all areas of the Enterprise Mobile landscape.

Thursday, August 18th
6:00 – 6:30pm: Social time featuring good food and beverages
6:30 – ~8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

Location
ILM Professional Services
5221 Viking Drive
Edina, MN 55435

Hosted and sponsored by ILM Professional Services.

Meetup 31: Authenticating and Authorizing Xamarin Users in a Corporate Setting

Authenticating and Authorizing Xamarin Users in a Corporate Setting
July 21st, 2016
Host & Sponsor: ILM Professional Services

Join us for our July event sponsored and hosted by ILM Professional Services in Edina.  This is a FREE event and a great opportunity for networking and the latest insights in mobile development.

July Topic – Authenticating and Authorizing Xamarin Users in a Corporate Setting

Enterprise mobile apps can be a powerful tool but you need to make sure that your users are actually supposed to be able to access the functionality that you have given them.  We will take a look at what Azure Active Directory brings to the table and how you can use it to secure both your mobile app as well as provide access to your server endpoints.

Presented by Joel Peterson
Joel Peterson is a Principal Consultant for ILM Professional Services with a strong background in .NET development.  He has taken his experiences with full stack software development over to the mobile space and is currently spending his time focusing on Xamarin.

About the Group
Led by local developers, the Minnesota Enterprise Mobile User Group is a place to come together to share knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned with the development community regarding enterprise mobile development, with a focus on mobile cross-platform application development and the Xamarin toolset. Our goal is to cover all areas of the Enterprise Mobile landscape.

Thursday, July 21st
6:00 – 6:30pm: Social time featuring good food and beverages
6:30 – ~8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

Location
ILM Professional Services
5221 Viking Drive
Edina, MN 55435

Hosted and sponsored by ILM Professional Services.

Meetup 30: Securing your Mobile App

Securing your Mobile App
June 16th, 2016
Location & Sponsor: Zebra Technologies

Join us for our June event sponsored and hosted by Zebra Technologies in Mendota Heights.  This is a FREE event and a great opportunity for networking and the latest insights in mobile development.

June Topic – Securing your Mobile App

Mobile Apps can be powerful business tools. Often it’s getting the right data in the right hands and at the right time which makes an app so powerful. Writing a killer business app can be exhilarating, but failing your enterprise’s application security audit is a real buzz kill.  Today’s mobile devices are manufactured with oodles of security technology. However, all that technology goes to waste unless the application engineer harnesses it.

In this talk we’ll look at C#/.NET API’s and open source libraries that make it easy to protect data in transit, data in memory, and data at rest.

Presented by Ben Horgen
Ben Horgen works for Zebra Technologies Corporation and is an experienced technologist with a strong background in hardware and software engineering. Coupling his 15+ years of hands on engineering experience with a degree in Organizational Leadership, Ben focuses on helping teams deliver software in a solution focused and time effective manner.

About the Group
Led by local developers, the Minnesota Enterprise Mobile User Group is a place to come together to share knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned with the development community regarding enterprise mobile development, with a focus on mobile cross-platform application development and the Xamarin toolset. Our goal is to cover all areas of the Enterprise Mobile landscape.

Thursday, June 16th
6:00 – 6:30pm: Social time featuring good food and beverages
6:30 – ~8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

Location
Zebra Technologies
2520 Lexington Ave South
St. Paul MN 55120

Parking
Object Partners has parking available in the front and the side of the building.

Hosted and sponsored by Zebra Technologies.

Meetup 29: Xamarin Evolve 2016 Recap

Xamarin Evolve 2016 Recap
May 19th, 2016
Location: Object Partners
Sponsor: MobileComposer

Join us for our May event hosted and sponsored by TBD (if you or your organization is interested in hosting and or sponsoring this meeting please get in touch). This is a FREE event and a great opportunity for networking and the latest insights in mobile development.

May Topic – Xamarin Evolve 2016 Recap

Weren’t able to travel to Orlando for the Xamarin Evolve conference? Come hear all about it as our intrepid mobile travelers tell tales of high tech cross platform mobile development from down south!

Steve Killingbeck and Adam Zucchi will present on the best of the Xamarin Evolve conference. They will highlight the new product announcements, relay what they learned, and share the best of the sessions that they attended.

Presented by Steve Killingbeck
Steve is a longtime freelance developer and Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer who has had the great fortune of working with top brands and cutting edge projects ranging from medical software, product configurators, games, simulations, websites, touchscreen kiosks, mobile apps, VJing / live performance visuals and projection mapping for live music events.

Presented by Adam Zucchi
Adam is a certified Xamarin developer consultant working in the Twin Cities. He works for a variety of companies primarily building mobile applications using Xamarin.Forms. He is also part owner of the Green Bay Packers.

About the Group
Led by local developers, the Minnesota Enterprise Mobile User Group is a place to come together to share knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned with the development community regarding enterprise mobile development, with a focus on mobile cross-platform application development and the Xamarin toolset. Our goal is to cover all areas of the Enterprise Mobile landscape.

Thursday, May 19th
6:00 – 6:30pm: Social time featuring good food and beverages
6:30 – ~8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

Location
Object Partners
1515 Central Avenue NE Suite 100
Minneapolis MN 55413

Parking
Object Partners has parking available in the front and the side of the building.

Hosted by Object Partners and sponsored by MobileComposer.

Meetup 28: Use an MVVM Framework with Xamarin.Forms

Use an MVVM Framework with Xamarin.Forms
April 21st, 2016
Location: Object Partners
Sponsor: MobileComposer

Join us for our April event hosted by Object Partners in Northeast Minneapolis and sponsored by MobileComposer. This is a FREE event and a great opportunity for networking and the latest insights in mobile development.

April Topic – Use an MVVM Framework with Xamarin.Forms
Why would you use an MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) Framework with Xamarin.Forms when Xamarin.Forms already supports MVVM?

Let’s attempt to answer that question over a quick review of MVVM, how Xamarin.Forms implements MVVM, and what MVVM Frameworks can bring to the table. We’ll also a take a closer look at FreshMVVM, one of several MVVM framework options for Xamarin.Forms.

Presented By John Hunter
John Hunter is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer who has specialized in mobile development with Xamarin technologies for nearly 6 years. He’s coded with C# since .NET 1.0 Beta and was developing software in other languages long before that.

About the Group
Led by local developers, the Minnesota Enterprise Mobile User Group is a place to come together to share knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned with the development community regarding enterprise mobile development, with a focus on mobile cross-platform application development and the Xamarin toolset. Our goal is to cover all areas of the Enterprise Mobile landscape.

Thursday, April 21st
6:00-6:30pm: Social time featuring good food and beverages
6:30–8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

Location
Object Partners
1515 Central Avenue NE Suite 100
Minneapolis MN 55413

Parking
Object Partners has parking available in the front and the side of the building.

Hosted by Object Partners and sponsored by MobileComposer.

Meetup 27: Developing iOS Apps With Swift: A C# Developer’s Perspective

Developing iOS Apps With Swift: A C# Developer’s Perspective
March 17th, 2016
Location: Doherty Career Solutions

March Topic – Developing iOS Apps With Swift: A C# Developer’s Perspective
It’s been less than 2 years since Apple surprised us by announcing Swift, a brand new programming language for development on platforms including iOS, OS X and Linux (and later watchOS and tvOS). Since then it has evolved quickly, gone open source and surged in popularity. It will likely run on Windows and Android someday soon.

Why did we need another programming language? In this talk we’ll investigate that question and find out what all the hype is about. We’ll compare Swift to C# and its predecessor at Apple, Objective-C.

Presented By Dan Lamppa
Dan Lamppa has developed software professionally for 20+ years, but his love of computers started long before that. He’s worked on web sites, web services, desktop applications and mobile apps. Dan’s first experience with Mobile development was in 2008 with Windows Mobile 6. He’s focused on mobile development ever since.

Dan has developed primarily in C# since 2002 when .NET 1.0 was released. In the fall of 2015 he began using Swift and Objective C for iOS development.

About the Group
Led by local developers, the Minnesota Enterprise Mobile User Group is a place to come together to share knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned with the development community regarding enterprise mobile development, with a focus on mobile cross-platform application development and the Xamarin toolset. Our goal is to cover all areas of the Enterprise Mobile landscape.

Thursday, March 17th
6:00-6:30pm: Social time featuring good food and beverages
6:30–8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

Location
Doherty Career Solutions
7645 Metro Boulevard
Edina MN 55439

Meetup 26: Cross-Platform Mobile Development with React Native

Cross-Platform Mobile Development with React Native
February 18th, 2016
Location: Object Partners
Sponsor: MobileComposer

February Topic – Cross-Platform Mobile Development with React Native
In January of 2015, Facebook launched a framework for building cross-platform native mobile apps built on top of their React.js framework called React Native.

React Native allows you to use your knowledge of JavaScript and the popular React framework to build native mobile applications that work across multiple platforms.

First, we’ll compare React Native to a few other popular cross-platform tools, then we’ll run through a quick recap of React to get everybody up to speed and then do a deep-dive into the React Native framework to see how to make use of React to easily create great, cross-platform mobile applications.

Presented By Vince Bullinger
Vince has been a passionate developer and consultant since 2005. He is currently an independent contractor. He received his MCSD for .NET with C# back in 2008. In recent years, he’s immersed himself in front end technologies. Even more recently, he’s developed a passion for mobile development, specifically of the cross-platform variety. Outside of work, he’s a husband and father and enjoys sports, games and learning everything about everything.

About the Group
Led by local developers, the Minnesota Enterprise Mobile User Group is a place to come together to share knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned with the development community regarding enterprise mobile development, with a focus on mobile cross-platform application development and the Xamarin toolset. Our goal is to cover all areas of the Enterprise Mobile landscape.

Thursday, February 18th
6:00-6:30pm: Social time featuring good food and beverages
6:30–8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

Location
Object Partners
1515 Central Avenue NE Suite 100
Minneapolis MN 55413

Meetup 25: Xamarin 4! Everything you need to Build Great Mobile Apps

Xamarin 4! Everything you need to Build Great Mobile Apps
January 21, 2016
Location: RBA

January Topic – Xamarin 4! Everything you need to Build Great Mobile Apps
Come celebrate Xamarin 4 with cake, pizza, and learning how to build, test, monitor, and accelerate native iOS and Android mobile app development in C#. Xamarin 4 was just announced including some amazing new features and enhancements including the all new Xamarin Mac Agent and Xamarin.Forms 2.0 for enterprise grade mobile development, the brand new Test Recorder, and free crash reporting with the General Availability of Xamarin Insights. This month we will take a look at all the new enhancements into iOS and Android Development in C# with Xamarin and all of the latest features that were just released. There will be something for everyone in this content packed meetup no matter if you are new or have been developing with Xamarin for some time.

** Each attendee will receive Xamarin swag, a code for Xamarin Test Cloud hours, and ONE lucky attendee will be chosen for the Xamarin Business License giveaway! **

Here are just a few topics that we will cover:

Xamarin.Forms 2.0
Xamarin developers have taken advantage of a shared business logic backend for years, but with the introduction of Xamarin.Forms it accelerate their cross-platform development introducing a shared user interface library and full MVVM Framework. Xamarin.Forms 2.0 takes advantage of the latest iOS 9 and Android Marshmallow features including material design, introduces several new gestures such as pull-to-refresh, rotate, pinch, and panning, as well as significant performance enhancements.

Xamarin Test Cloud & the Test Recorder
Xamarin developers are able to take advantage of their free Test Cloud time to test their applications on over 2,000 iOS and Android devices. We will take a look at the Test Cloud and see how the brand new Test Recorder simplifies the creation of complex tests to get you testing faster.

Xamarin Insights
Now Generally available with completely free crash reporting for Xamarin developers giving you full native and managed crash reports and stack traces with just a single line of code! With a full cross-platform SDK you can easily report exceptions, track events, and gather additional information about the devices your app is running on.

So Much More
That is just the start! Xamarin 4 is packed full of even more features and enhancements that we will cover.

About the Group
Led by local developers, the Minnesota Enterprise Mobile User Group is a place to come together to share knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned with the development community regarding enterprise mobile development, with a focus on mobile cross-platform application development and the Xamarin toolset. Our goal is to cover all areas of the Enterprise Mobile landscape.

Thursday, January 21st
6:00-6:30pm: Social time featuring good food and beverages
6:30–8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

Location
RBA Consulting
294 Grove Lane East
2nd Floor – RBA Boardroom
Wayzata, MN 55391

Meetup 24: Xamarin UITest in the Real World

Xamarin.Forms: Xamarin UITest in the Real World
November 19, 2015
Location: Object Partners

November Topic – Xamarin UITest in the Real World
Easy to learn and hard to master certainly pertains to building Xamarin UITests. It’s very easy to pick up the basics and point it at sample apps, but real tests have to deal with a myriad of “undocumented features” in the platforms and tools. It’s also relatively new so there aren’t well established best practices and Google is not it’s usual helpful self.

In this session I’ll be showing examples of challenges that I’ve run into and what I did to make it work. I’ll explain some basic best practices I use and also share some hard-earned lessons.

Presented By Frank Markovich
Frank Markovich is the Owner and Principle Consultant at FrankoSystems. He’s a lifelong developer who, for some reason, really enjoys writing automated UI tests for mobile apps.

About the Group
Led by local developers, the Minnesota Enterprise Mobile User Group is a place to come together to share knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned with the development community regarding enterprise mobile development, with a focus on mobile cross-platform application development and the Xamarin toolset. Our goal is to cover all areas of the Enterprise Mobile landscape.

Thursday, November 19th
6:00-6:30pm: Social time featuring good food and beverages
6:30–8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

Location
Object Partners
1515 Central Avenue Northeast Minneapolis MN