.NET Conf ‐ Xamarin & Cognitive Services Edition

For the .NET developer, modern cross-platform native mobile development has never been more accessible. With technology like Xamarin (which allows you to use C# to write shared code that runs on iOS, Android, and Windows) and Microsoft Cognitive Services (which enables you to build intelligent apps backed by artificial intelligence and machine learning), sky’s the limit on what you can create.


Xamarin & Cognitive Services

Join Microsoft and Progress Telerik for a free, half-day event to learn the fundamentals of Xamarin.Forms and Cognitive Services and take a deep dive into a real world application built with both. Lunch, code, knowledge, and giveaways will be yours for the taking.

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Schedule At-a-Glance

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Xamarin.Forms Fundamentals

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cognitive Services Deep Dive

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Building a Cross-Platform Mobile Application with Xamarin.Forms, Cognitive Services, and Telerik UI for Xamarin - Telerik Tagit

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Giveaways


Xamarin.Forms Fundamentals

The democratization of cross-platform mobile development for .NET developers – it’s a reality now with Xamarin becoming a part of Microsoft. You can design, develop, debug, test and deploy iOS/Android/Windows apps – all from inside of Visual Studio on Windows or Mac. Let’s look at the fundamentals of Xamarin.Forms development for C# developers.

Cognitive Services Deep Dive

Learn how to make your apps smarter by implementing computer vision, emotion recognition, speech detection, language understanding, and more with just a few lines of code using Microsoft Cognitive Services.

Building an App - Telerik Tagit

Sam will walk you through the creation of Telerik Tagit, a slick mobile app built with Xamarin.Forms. It uses Microsoft’s Computer Vision API on the back end and Telerik UI for Xamarin on the front end. Whether you are about to embark on your first Xamarin application project or you’ve written many, you’re certain to learn something new. In this 45-minute demo (heavy on the code, light on the slides), he’ll cover:

  • What is Telerik Tagit and how it was built
  • How to implement Microsoft’s Computer Vision API to capture images and tag them with search keywords in the applications
  • How to implement Telerik UI for Xamarin to deliver a stunning UI and delightful UX


Justine Cocchi

Justine is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft working with developers in the Los Angeles area. She has focused primarily on web development using ASP.NET Core for open source projects and has recently been working on Chat Bots in both C# and Node. She also recently graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Computer Science and Business Administration.

Daniel Egan

Originally from Chicago Daniel moved to California in the early 90′s right when the Bulls were scorching the NBA. Before joining Microsoft, Daniel held a variety of positions in the information technology and engineering fields. At his company, Odyssey Consulting Group, he served as Chief Architect and CEO. OCG did custom application development for Mid-Range companies in Southern California. He has always been active in the developer community and was the Co-Founder of the SoCalDotNet Developers Group. In addition, he also had the unique opportunity to serve as President of INETA, the international .Net association. Currently Daniel is playing with all things open source and taking a journey through Node.js and IoT.

Sam Basu

Sam Basu is a technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, gadget-lover and Progress Developer Advocate for Progress Telerik products. With a long developer background, he now spends much of his time advocating modern web/mobile/cloud development platforms on Microsoft/Telerik technology stacks. His spare times call for travel, fast cars, cricket and culinary adventures with the family.

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Monday, November 27

9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Los Angeles
13031 W Jefferson Blvd
Suite 200
Playa Vista, CA 90094

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Wednesday, November 29

9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Irvine
3 Park Plaza
Suite 1600
Irvine, CA 92614

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