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Meetup 21: Apple Watch Development with Xamarin’s Watch Kit

Apple Watch Development with Xamarin’s Watch Kit
August 20th; 6:00 PM
Location: American Academy of Neurology

August Topic – Apple Watch Development with Xamarin’s Watch Kit
Dick Tracy ain’t got nothin’ on us. The Apple Watch is out in the wild and there’s never been a better time to start playing with the newest, and smallest iOS platform, WatchOS. Xamarin’s Watch Kit support was released in March of this year, and we’re going to spend some time looking at all the capabilities, what you need to know to start developing, and a glimpse at new features promised in the next release.

Presented By Tom Soderling
Tom Soderling is a .NET developer and consultant with a background in web and desktop applications. Two years ago he jumped at the opportunity to switch his focus to the mobile space and now builds enterprise cross-platform mobile apps for Fortune 500 clients at ITR Mobility using C#, Xamarin, and the iFactr platform. Tom is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer, has recently released his first personal app to the iOS App Store, and can’t believe he gets to read MacRumors as part of his job.

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 20th
6:00-6:30pm: Social time featuring good food and beverages
6:30–8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

American Academy of Neurology
201 Chicago Avenue South, Training Room A
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Meetup 20: Authenticating with Google, Facebook and Azure in Xamarin.Forms

Authenticating with Google, Facebook and Azure in Xamarin.Forms
July 16, 2015; 6:00 pm
Location: StoneArch Creative

July Topic – Authenticating with Google, Facebook and Azure in Xamarin.Forms
Authentication can be a challenging endeavor that comes with many risks. Instead of trying to create your own solution you can use one of many third party solutions. Lee Olsen will show us how to authenticate with Google, Facebook and Azure using OAuth 2.0.

Presented By Lee Olsen
Lee Olsen has been a software developer for 4 years and currently works at C.H. Robinson. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and has worked on Xamarin mobile apps and XAML based frameworks for both agricultural and financial 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, July 16
6:00-6:30pm: Social time featuring good food, craft beer and other beverages
6:30–8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

StoneArch Creative
710 South 2nd Street #7
Minneapolis, MN

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Meetup 19: Advanced Debugging Tools and Techniques For Mobile Development

Advanced Debugging Tools and Techniques For Mobile Development
June 18, 2015; 6:00 pm
MentorMate in Uptown Minneapolis

June Topic – Advanced Debugging Tools and Techniques For Mobile Development
In today’s world of software development, we are always wanting to install that latest and greatest development IDE, or get our designs pixel perfect on the device, but one item many developers forget about or don’t pay much attention to that can drastically improve development time is advanced debugging techniques. Tools such as Reveal, Charles, and WireShark are a great place to start! Please feel free to install these tools prior to the meeting if you would like to follow along.

Presented By Steve Killingbeck
Steve is a longtime Freelance Developer and newly 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.

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 18
6:00-6:30pm: Social time featuring good food, craft beer and other beverages
6:30–8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

Location
MentorMate
3036 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408

Parking
It is recommended to park in the Calhoun Square Ramp. Street parking is also available.

If you need help, text us at 612-280-0710.

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Meetup 18: Access Native SDKs in Xamarin Forms with Custom Renderers & Binding Libraries

Access Native SDKs in Xamarin Forms with Custom Renderers & Binding Libraries
May 21, 2015; 6:00 pm
Graco in NE Minneapolis

May Topic – Access Native SDKs in Xamarin Forms with Custom Renderers & Binding Libraries
When taking a native SDK for iOS and/or Android and integrating it into a Xamarin Forms project, there are a number of steps you can take to make it more natural to consume the functionality of that SDK in Xamarin Forms. A custom renderer might be your initial step, but it is often useful to extend with your own bindable property implementations. We’ll talk about what this looks like and what challenges you’ll encounter along the way.

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, May 21
6:00-6:30pm: Social time featuring good food, craft beer and other beverages
6:30–8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

Location
Graco
Riverside Office Complex (ROC) Building
65 11th Ave NE Minneapolis 55413

Free parking
Park in lot North of building. Overflow lot East of the Building.

If you need help, text us at 612-280-0710.

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Meetup 17: Synchronizing Mobile Data Using Couchbase and Azure

Synchronizing Mobile Data Using Couchbase and Azure
April 16, 2015; 6:00 pm
RBA in Wayzata

April Topic – Synchronizing Mobile Data Using Couchbase and Azure
Mobile apps frequently have a need to store data on both the device and a centralized server. Keeping this data synchronized can vary from the simple to the very complex. We’ll take a look at the issues developers face in implementing sync and some ways to approach the challenges.

Recently released sync frameworks promise to make the job easier. We’ll dive into some Xamarin-based examples of syncing with the Couchbase framework and also Azure Mobile Services to see how they make it easier to coordinate data between devices and servers.

Presented By Joe Koletar
Joe is the Mobile Solution Lead at RBA. Joe first worked with paper tape storage in high school, punch cards in college and has been involved with mobile technologies since working with Windows Mobile 7 years ago. Joe has been involved with Xamarin technologies since 2012.

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 16
6:00-6:30pm: Social time featuring good food, craft beer and other beverages
6:30–8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

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

Free parking available at the Boatworks building.
** If you are having problems finding free parking in the lot, valet parking is available via the 6Smith restaurant valet service for $5.00 **

If you need help, text us at 612-280-0710.

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Meetup 16: Lessons Learned with Xamarin.Forms and Visual Studio

Lessons Learned with Xamarin.Forms and Visual Studio
March 19, 2015; 6:00 pm
PowerObjects in Minneapolis

March Topic – Lessons Learned with Xamarin.Forms and Visual Studio
Xamarin.Forms allows you to build native UIs for iOS, Android and Windows Phone from a single, shared C# codebase, while still maintaining access to all of the native APIs on each platform. Mike Musty will present his lessons learned from the field working closely with Xamarin.Forms, and will cover patterns and approaches he has found useful in developing a line of business mobile app using Xamarin.Forms from Visual Studio.

Presented By Mike Musty
Mike is an application developer working in the Twin Cities. Getting his start as a Born developer and hockey team forward in the 90’s, he has been building line of business applications using the Microsoft developer technology stack over the last 20 years, and has followed the evolution of Xamarin since 2009. As a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer, his goal is to help businesses mobile-enable their existing IT architectures and investments, using the Xamarin iOS and Android extensions for Visual Studio.

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 19
6:00-6:30pm: Social time featuring good food, craft beer and other beverages
6:30–8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

Location
PowerObjects
Training Room
718 Washington Avenue North, Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Free parking is available after 5:15 pm across the street from PowerObjects. Park in spaces 66-99B to the right of the cable marked spaces.

If you need help, text us at 612-280-0710.

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Meetup 15: Xamarin Presents Mobile App Testing and the Xamarin Test Cloud

Xamarin Presents Mobile App Testing and the Xamarin Test Cloud
February 19, 2015; 6:00 pm
RBA in Wayzata

February Topic – Xamarin Presents Mobile App Testing and the Xamarin Test Cloud
At Xamarin, we know that creating a great mobile app can be challenging. Without automated testing, it’s impossible to ensure it acts consistently in a fragmented device market spanning Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. At this month’s meeting, Erik Polzin and David Hathaway from Xamarin will demonstrate how to write tests for any mobile app in Visual Studio and C# and automate testing across hundreds of devices with Xamarin’s Test Cloud so you can find the bugs before your users!

Presented By Erik Polzin & David Hathaway
Erik Polzin is the Director of Partners and Channels at Xamarin. Erik is a Minnesota native who moved to the bay area in California to join Xamarin.

David Hathaway is a Enterprise Customer Success Engineer, Key Accounts at 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, February 19
6:00-6:30pm: Social time featuring good food, craft beer and other beverages
6:30–8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

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

Free parking available at the Boatworks building.
** If you are having problems finding free parking in the lot, valet parking is available via the 6Smith restaurant valet service for $5.00 **

If you need help, text us at 612-280-0710.

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Meetup 14: Unit Testing Mobile Apps with Xamarin

Unit Testing Mobile Apps with Xamarin
January 15, 2015; 6:00 pm
RBA in Wayzata

Kick off 2015 with the January event at RBA’s headquarters on Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata. This is a FREE event and a great opportunity for networking and the latest insights in mobile development. Craft beers and food will be provided.

January Topic – Unit Testing Mobile Apps with Xamarin
Unit-testing and Test-Driven Development are valuable tools for the mobile-application developer. As mobile devices become more and more fragmented, testing – on both device and simulator – becomes more valuable. Consumers have high expectations for their mobile devices, and you only get one chance to make that good first impression (and avoid bad reviews in the “Store”). After discussing the benefits and motivation for unit testing mobile development, we’ll delve into Xamarin-based examples of tests using NUnit and NUnitLite and discuss strategies for incorporating unit tests into your project. Lessons learned on how to overcome resistance to unit testing and successfully testing on devices will be shared.

Presented By Steve Rawlins
Steve is a Developer, Quality-Assurance Engineer, and Business Analyst. He is currently employed as a Consultant with ITR Mobility, where the focus is on C# .NET cross-platform mobile applications (apps running on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, and desktop – but using common C#.NET logic).

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 15
6:00-6:30pm: Social time featuring good food, craft beer and other beverages
6:30–8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

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

Free parking available at the Boatworks building.
** If you are having problems finding free parking in the lot, valet parking is available via the 6Smith restaurant valet service for $5.00 **

If you need help, text us at 612-280-0710.

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Meetup 13: Mobile Device Management Overview

November Topic – Mobile Device Management Overview

Join us for our November event at RBA’s headquarters on Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata. This is a FREE event and a great opportunity for networking and the latest insights in mobile development. Craft beers and Famous Dave’s will be provided.

With the proliferation of mobile devices, managing those devices within the enterprise has become increasingly important. Learn about the major features of Mobile Device Management (MDM) platforms and get a comparison of leading solutions: MobileIron, VMWare’s Airwatch, and Microsoft’s InTune. We will also consider how Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite could change the policies around BYOD and “Choose Your Own Device” company mobile policies.

Brady Randolph
Brady is an infrastructure consultant at RBA serving clients within the Minneapolis IT industry. He has over 13 years of experience architecting and implementing infrastructure technologies with numerous clients.

Kyle Holmgren
Kyle is a Technical Solution Specialist for RBA focused on clients in the North Region of the US. The solutions include Cloud Infrastructure, email and directory migration. All of these migrations have mobile components and design elements. Kyle has 18 years of professional information technology experience.

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.

Tuesday, November 25
5:30–6:30pm: Social hour featuring Famous Dave’s, craft beer and other beverages
6:30–8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

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

Free parking available at the Boatworks building.
** If you are having problems finding free parking in the lot, valet parking is available via the 6Smith restaurant valet service for $5.00 **

If you need help, text us at 612-280-0710.

meetup
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RSVP HERE: http://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Enterprise-Mobile/

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Meetup 12: Xamarin Evolve Backstage Pass

October Topic – Xamarin Evolve Backstage Pass

Join us for our October event PowerObjects in downtown Minneapolis. This is a FREE event and a great opportunity for networking and the latest insights in mobile development.

Weren’t able to travel to Atlanta 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! Find out if RBA wins a Xammy for their Cinemark app. (It’s a finalist!)

Dan Lamppa, John Hunter, and Adam Zucchi will present on the best of the Xamarin Evolve conference. They will highlight the new product announcements, relay what they learned in advanced training, and share the best of the sessions that they attended.

Presented By Dan Lamppa
Dan is the Mobile Tech Lead at RBA. Dan 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 from the UI to the business layer to data storage layer. His worked on his first Mobile project six years ago using Windows Mobile 6. He has been focused on mobile development ever since and has built many apps with Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

John Hunter
John has spent 25 years building software and has worked on numerous mobility projects with Fortune 500 clients. He is long time Xamarin/Mono user and co-author of Professional Cross-Platform Mobile Development in C#.

Adam Zucchi
Adam is an application developer consultant working in the Twin Cities. He spent his first 4 years in Minneapolis working at a creative agency called Popular Front as an interactive developer. Since then he has been working on contract work for a variety of companies, many of which are in the healthcare space. 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.

Tuesday, October 28, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
5:30–6:30pm: Social hour featuring food and drinks
6:30–8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

Location
PowerObjects
Training Room
718 Washington Avenue North, Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Free parking is available after 5:15 pm across the street from PowerObjects. Park in spaces 66-99B which are to the right of the cable marked spaces.

If you need help, text us at 612-280-0710.

meetup
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