Xamarin Dev Days Twin Cities

We are excited to announce that the Minnesota Enterprise Mobile user group will be hosting a local Xamarin Dev Days event in October!  Xamarin Dev Days Twin Cities will be hosted and sponsored by ILM Professional Services in Edina.  This is a FREE event and a great opportunity for networking and the latest insights in mobile development.  Xamarin Dev Days provide attendees with an intense, hands-on learning experience. Spend the morning exploring mobile development with sessions from Xamarin, our technology partners, and members of your local developer community, then roll up your sleeves for an afternoon dedicated to diving into code.

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When: Saturday, October 22nd 2016
Where: ILM Professional Services
5221 Viking Drive
Edina, MN 55435

9:00 AM – Registration
9:30 – 10:10 AM – Intro to Xamarin
10:20 – 11:00 AM – Xamarin Forms
11:10 – 11:50 AM – Xamarin + Azure
12:00 – 1:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 PM – Hands on Lab


  • What should I bring?
    • We encourage you to bring your personal computer to the local Xamarin Dev Days event with Xamarin fully installed to participate in the live coding activities. We have a full guide for both Mac OS X and Windows to help get you started.
    • Xamarin experts will be around to help you with any setup, but it is highly encouraged to preconfigure your machines in advance.
    • In order to test the part of iOS, for those who do not have a MAC, you can use one of the weekly plans MacInCloud (Europe Server, OS El Capitain) with the option Enable Remote Build Port enabled.
  • Will food be provided?
    • A complimentary lunch will be provided by sponsors during the event. Food and beverages are determined on a venue-by-venue- basis, but feel free to contact us with any questions.
  • Parking?
    • Free parking is available in the ILM parking lot

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.

* Note * – This event is in place of our regularly scheduled 3rd Thursday meeting, so we will NOT be having a meeting on Thursday, October 20th.


As many of you know, Minnesota Developers Conference (MDC) is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27th.  This year Minnesota Enterprise Mobile will be there as one of the community sponsors and we’d love for you to come check us out at our booth!

But before the event, we wanted to give you a sneak peek on some awesome giveaways we will be doing at MDC!  Tomorrow we will be giving away some awesome software/subscriptions at the event:
PaintCode allows you to draw vector based graphics (or import existing SVG file art) and turn those drawings into code!  You can export your code as Objective-C, Swift, or C# for Xamarin.iOS.


Reveal makes you superhuman, okay not really, but it does make debugging your iOS applications much simpler.  Reveal is an app that allows iOS developers to visually debug their applications in 3D space and get the entire visual hierarchy of their views and debug and tweak those views in real time.


Paw is a Mac desktop application that allows developers to test all of their REST web services with ease!  A must have for any developer that integrates web services into their apps!


O’Reilly – Safari Books Online
Safari Books Online is a subscription to all O’Reilly and many other publisher’s books in different electronic formats that can be read both on and offline.  There is also a ton of online video training available as well!

O'Reilly - Safari Books Online

JetBrains is a software company that offers a variety of different IDEs for many different programming languages.


Charles Proxy
Charles Proxy is a web debugging proxy tool used to monitor and debug all traffic between client and server.

Charles Proxy

We hope to see you tomorrow at MDC!