You’re invited to the MvvmCross event of the year!

Kasia Krzyzanowski

MvvmCross Xamarin HackDay banner

The Xablu team is excited to be organizing the MvvmCross & Xamarin HackDay in Amsterdam on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017. This full-day event will bring together MvvmCross contributors and Xamarin developers from around Europe for a day of talks, socializing and coding!

We’re big fans and supporters of MvvmCross here at Xablu, using it to create our apps (through our free Visual Studio Extension, XabluCross) and encouraging our developers to contribute to the project. So we can’t wait to further spread the word and get even more people using it!

MvvmCross is a framework that helps you get the most out of the Xamarin mobile app development tool. It uses the Model-View-View-Model (MVVM) design pattern to allow you to share behavior and business logic in a single codebase across multiple platforms, letting you build pixel perfect, native UIs. The MvvmCross & Xamarin HackDay is the perfect chance to get to know this framework better and even to begin contributing to it yourself!


Speaker Lineup

With the aim of closing the MvvmCross .NET Summer Hackfest with a bang, the event will feature speakers from the MvvmCross leadership team and high-profile experts from the Xamarin community.

Mike James

Mike James
Xamarin Evangelist, Developer at Microsoft

Tomasz Cielecki

Laurent Bugnion
Senior Global Cloud Advocate at Microsoft

Tomasz Cielecki

Tomasz Cielecki
Xamarin MVP, MvvmCross contributor

Nico Milcoff

Nico Milcoff
Xamarin Expert, MvvmCross contributor

Martijn van Dijk

Martijn van Dijk
Microsoft & Xamarin MVP, Lead MvvmCross contributor

Marc Bruins

Marc Bruins
Xamarin Consultant, MvvmCross contributor

The Schedule

Get ready for a packed day focused on MvvmCross and Xamarin! The morning will kick off with a keynote and series of lightning talks, followed by an afternoon hackathon aimed at both existing MvvmCross contributors and those new to Xamarin and MvvmCross. The first group will work together to achieve the Hackfest goals, while the second group will get the chance to learn how to use the tools with hands-on instruction from the experts. Finally, we’ll finish off with a relaxed afterparty, where you can meet other members of the MvvmCross community over drinks.

Registration and welcome


9:00 – 9:30
Introductory Keynote by Marc Bruins & Martijn van Dijk
Martijn van DijkMarc Bruins


9:30 – 11:00
Lightning Talks


Nico MilcoffNico Milcoff – View Presenters in MvvmCross
View Presenters are one of the most important parts of MvvmCross. In this lightning talk we will explore how do they work and how we can use them to create pixel perfect apps that respect platform idioms and navigation systems.


Thomas CieleckiTomasz Cielecki – Create custom bindings in less than 15 minutes
Create bindings for your amazing custom views with the number one MVVM framework, MvvmCross. Achieve the best interoperability with the framework, allowing TwoWay bindings and more. All this in easy digestible steps in less than 15 minutes


Mike JamesMike James – Connected apps in Azure
Creating connected mobile applications often require some form of backend infrastructure. In this session, you’ll learn how to reuse your existing .NET skills to build web services into your Xamarin apps, leveraging the power of Azure App Service. Whether you’re a new mobile developer or an experienced enterprise team lead, Azure App Service, and Xamarin give you everything you need to build better apps.

We’ll cover how to get started and deploy your first App Service, look at the .NET client SDK, as well as demonstrate other Azure services such as Azure Search. By the end of the session, you’ll have a solid understanding of how you can leverage the power of both Xamarin and Azure to create world class mobile apps.


Laurent BugnionLaurent Bugnion – Azure Functions and Xamarin
One of the most exciting recent additions to Microsoft Azure is called Functions and allows the developer to quickly build and deploy code to the cloud without complicated setup. Also dubbed “serverless computing”, Azure Functions can be triggered by timers, HTTP calls or database operations, and can communicate with other Azure services or mobile and desktop applications such as those made with Xamarin. In this lightning talk, Laurent Bugnion, Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft, will give you an introduction to Azure Functions and get you started with this exciting aspect of modern computing.


11:00 – 11:30
Breakout session – Getting started with MvvmCross


11:00 – 12:30


12:30 – 13:00


13:00 – 17:00


17:00 – 19:00


The location

The MvvmCross & Xamarin HackDay will be held at the amazing TOBACCO Theater in central Amsterdam. We’ll have exclusive use of the space, with drinks and food provided throughout the day.

Get your ticket!

Thanks to generous co-sponsorship from the .NET Foundation, we’re happy to bring this event to you free, so get your ticket before all the spots fill up!

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