Introduce yourself

segphaultsegphault Ryan PaulUSMember, Forum Administrator, Xamarin Team Xamurai
edited September 2012 in General

Welcome to the Xamarin forums! This is the place for you to introduce yourself to the forum community. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? What kind of applications do you develop? What's your favorite mobile device?



  • segphaultsegphault Ryan Paul USMember, Forum Administrator, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    I'm Ryan Paul, Xamarin's new developer evangelist. I was previously an Internet journalist, covering open source software, Web standards, and software development topics at Ars Technica. I'm making a few simple applications right now, including a reddit images app and a custom client. I alternate between an iPhone and a Galaxy Nexus.

  • BryanCostanichBryanCostanich Bryan Costanich USMember, Forum Administrator, Xamarin Team Xamurai
    edited September 2012

    I'm bryan costanich. i head up our docs and edu team. i like avocados.

    you can praise and blame me for our docs. :)

  • MartinBowlingMartinBowling Martin Bowling USMember, Insider

    I'm Martin Bowling, I love craft beer & writing Xamarin Moblie apps. I've even managed two combine those two loves :) - I occasionally blog at I tweet a lot more at

  • AndrewWayAndrewWay Andrew Way USXamarin Team Xamurai

    I'm Andrew, Customer Success Engineer in SF. I hope to help many of you exploring Xamarin! For any Cal fans, Go Bears!

  • simpleprogrammersimpleprogrammer John Sonmez USMember, Insider

    I'm John Sonmez. I'm a Pluralsight author ( I focus quite a bit on the mobile side of things including courses on Xamarin products.

    I also work as a developer currently for TrackAbout Inc, where I am building iOS and Android enterprise-y applications using MonoTouch and Mono for Android and sharing as much code as possible.

    I have a few apps in the App store as well. One build with MonoTouch, but I'd like to add some more.

    You can find my blog at

  • BetaiKoffi.7188BetaiKoffi.7188 Betai Koffi USMember, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    Hey, I'm Betai and I'm also a Customer Success Engineer in SF. Don't hesitate to contact me with technical or purchasing questions, or if you just want to chat. Come on @AWay, it's all about Stanford! =P =0)

  • amilleramiller Allie Miller USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    Hi everyone, I'm Allie! I'm on the Support Team at Xamarin. I also specialize in UX/UI design and can make a mean cappuccino. @betai and @Away have it all wrong though, Cornell Big Red alll the way!

  • NinaVyedinNinaVyedin Nina Vyedin USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team, University, XamUProfessors Xamurai

    O hai! I'm Nina, I'm on the docs-dev team. I am working on improving the docs website, which is getting some serious love, as well as making recipes and samples for all to enjoy. I rock an iPhone 4s but refuse to upgrade to iOS 6, because without a working GPS I would probably drive into a black hole.

    I like robots, horses (which is the closest one can get to unicorns irl), and (bearded) dragons.

  • DavidSiegel.4744DavidSiegel.4744 David Siegel USMember, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    My name is David Siegel and I'm an 'engineer who designs' at Xamarin. I'm working on making our IDE a pleasure to use. I love functional programming and subtle animations!

  • MichaelBluesteinMichaelBluestein Michael Bluestein USMember, Insider, University, Developer Group Leader ✭✭✭

    Hey all,

    I'm Mike. I work on the docs team. Articles, seminars, samples, recipes, support and a bit of speaking. Cheers

  • JrmieLavalJrmieLaval Jérémie Laval USMember, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    I'm Jérémie Laval. I drink Guinness, lol at cats and accessorily hacks on Mono and MonoDevelop (when I'm not striking).

  • mhutchmhutch Mikayla Hutchinson USXamarin Team Xamurai

    Hey all, my name's Michael Hutchinson, and I work on pretty much every part of MonoDevelop and its interactions with our other products.

    A while back I wrote a series of MonoDevelop Tips to help people get more out of MD.

  • AtsushiEnomotoAtsushiEnomoto Atsushi Enomoto JPMember, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    I'm Atsushi Enomoto, part of Mono for Android team. I'm also the only one Xam monkey in the East Asian area (so far) and often talk about Mono-related stuff in some tech. sessions. These days I also maintain mono-reactive, and have interests on music instrumental tools.

  • MarekHabersack.8861MarekHabersack.8861 Marek Habersack PLXamarin Team Xamurai

    Hey everybody,

    I'm Marek Habersack, I currently work on the Visual Studio team. I created the unified installer for Xamarin products. I live in Poland.

  • bmoultonbmoulton Bryan Moulton USMember, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    My name is Bryan Moulton, and I work with the Support team at Xamarin. I am from Las Vegas so naturally, I like to party.

  • roycornelissenroycornelissen Roy Cornelissen USInsider, University, Developer Group Leader ✭✭

    Hi, I'm Roy Cornelissen. I work as a software architect for Info Support in the Netherlands. Most of the time, I work on mid- to large scale projects for enterprisey customers. Currently working on a SaaS product for workforce management.

    Besides that I'm a community leader for the mobile development competence within Info Support. In that role, I work on our cross platform mobile strategy, using Xamarin tools of course.

    We do presentations on events suchs as Microsoft TechDays, full day workshops for customers and students. We also put our strategy into practice, building mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and now also Windows 8.


  • CraigDunnCraigDunn Craig Dunn USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    Hi everyone (or g'day, if you prefer), I'm Craig Dunn, aka @conceptdev on twitter. During the day I like to monkey about for Xamarin, and blog in my spare time ;)

  • NicWiseNicWise Nic Wise NZInsider, University mod
    edited September 2012

    Hi! I'm Nic Wise, I'm a MonoTouch developer, living in London, tho I'm from Craig's part of the world (New Zealand, the "better" island). I'm @fastchicken on the twitters and the echo-chamber-tumble-weed-town that is App.Net.

    I have an all-Mac household (4 macs, 2 ipads, 2 iphones etc), and all my apps are iOS. I'm slowing getting into Android apps via a Nexus 7 that I have to force myself to use.

    I blog fairly regularly, mostly on mobile UX and design type stuff, as thats what most interests me - and always with a Xamarin slant :)

    I'm usually found on the mailing list, tho I suspect I'll be around here a bit more, as well as StackOverflow.

  • gshacklesgshackles Greg Shackles USInsider, University, Developer Group Leader ✭✭

    Hey everyone!

    I'm Greg Shackles, a web and mobile developer living in New York City. I've been known to do a fair bit of evangelizing for Xamarin's products over the years, ranging from blog posts, talks, a Mono for Android column for Visual Studio Magazine, Xaminars, and the book Mobile Development with C#.

    Outside of tech, I'm a lifelong Yankees fan, a metalhead, craft beer lover, and an aspiring homebrewer.

    You can also find me on Twitter at @gshackles

  • LluisSanchezLluisSanchez Lluis Sanchez ESXamarin Team Xamurai

    Hey all! I'm Lluis Sanchez (@slluis on Twitter) and at Xamarin I work mostly on the MonoDevelop project and the Android Designer. I'm also the author of some projects upon which MonoDevelop is being built, such as Mono.Addins, NGit (a port of JGit) and XWT. I've been involved in the Mono project for nearly 10 years, during which I worked on remoting, serialization, web services and, among other parts of the .NET libraries.

  • decriptordecriptor Stephen Shaw USBeta, Developer Group Leader Xamurai
    edited October 2012

    Hi!!! I'm Stephen Shaw and love working on mono related things. I'm currently working for Xactware where I'm doing mono for android development. I'm also the the current maintainer of f-spot. Oh, and like to pretend I'm cool by association :)

  • AlexanderViken.7342AlexanderViken.7342 Alexander Viken NOMember

    Hi! I am Alexander, long time developer run a small company in Oslo, Norway that does mobile development with MonoTouch and Mono for Android. I am a former MS MVP on Device Application Development and a frequent evangelist of MonoTouch and Mono for Android through my blog Agile Mobility. You can read a bit more about me here.

  • WMeintsWMeints Willem Meints NLMember, Insider

    Hi I'm Willem, lead developer for Info Support.
    I work closely with Roy Cornelissen to lead the mobile community within Info Support.

    We do a lot of talks together on mobile topics, mostly cross-platform related.
    Roy talks about iOS/MonoTouch, I do the Mono for Android bits and pieces.

    If you ask me what my favorite phone is, I have to say my Nokia Lumia 800. Yes, I do love Android, but I like the lumia better still ;-)

    Currently I'm working on an events app called ISKE (Info Support Knowledge Events) trying to get the tablet version out the door.

    You can find me around the forum and on stack overflow as Xamarin-insider, trying to help people get more out of the Xamarin products and cross-platform development.

  • CodeMonkeyCodeMonkey Adrian Estran GBMember ✭✭✭

    Hi, Adrian here coming from Belfast Northern Ireland. I am new to the mobile development world and my first task has been to explore Xamarin technology's and see if they will work for my company.

  • SridharanSrinivasanSridharanSrinivasan Sridharan Srinivasan SGMember

    Hi, Sri here coming from Singapore. I have been using Mono Touch and Mono for Android to create a Meta Data based Cross Platform Hybrid App Framework using Web and OpenGL technologies, mixing thin (web) and thick client (openGL) architecture in a single code base.

    Basically the vision is to enable the development of Apps by any one who knows Html. The t4 build system will use the Html as Meta data to generate a C# based Cross Platform Web/OpenGL App which can be packaged with Native OS Specific Wrappers. It is similar to Phone Gap, but using minimum of Java script, with native functionality exposed through RPC Services to both Web Wrapper as well as OpenGL Wrapper and the UI implemented using Html GUI or OpenGL GUI.

    Hopefully will be publishing a TODO List App, A Reference Implementation of a Cross Platform Web App in GitHub in the next few days and a OpenGL App in the next few weeks and launching a SAAS Service in the near future using this Architecture.

  • JoAnnBucknerJoAnnBuckner Jo Ann Buckner USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    Hi everyone. I do marketing for Xamarin and love to hear about the cool apps you all build. Drop me a note when you publish your next app!

    In addition to Xamarin, I love biking, hiking, hitting the beach - pretty much anything outdoors. And monkeys. And coffee.

  • wallymwallym Wally McClure USInsider, Beta ✭✭✭

    I'm Wally. I DON'T work for Xamarin, but everyone thinks that I do. I love their mobile stuff, though Joseph (Hill) sometimes calls me and blames me for his problems (you will never live that one down). I jumped on MonoTouch when i first heard about it in a press release because it allows devs to target the builtin cocoatouch apis. I have some books on MonoTouch and and Mono for Android. I write training on these products for third parties. I write an occassional article for Dev Pro Connections on MonoTouch. Along with Greg Shackles, we write the Mono for Android column in Visual Studio Magazine. I'm a fanboi of the Xamarin products. In my consulting with with Scalable Development, Inc, I would estimate that I have been doing about 50% mobile development over the past year. I have spoken at various conferences on the Mono mobile products. blah, blah, blah. Oh yeah, I am a god.

  • DaveEvansDaveEvans Dave Evans USMember, Insider

    Hi I'm Dave Evans, @DaveDev on Twitter, generally in the UK but also San Francisco. Busy developing enterprise cloud solutions that use MonoTouch, MonoMac and soon Mono for Android for client applications. Thinking that the future of .Net is Xamarin...

  • andywhittandywhitt Andy Whittlestone GBMember

    Hey all, I'm Andy, @andytwittt on Twitter, I'm a .NET developer from the UK and I'm normally busy developing the Apple versions of our client software with MonoTouch and MonoMac. Its been a number of years since I've actually felt like being active in a forum.

  • PierceBogganPierceBoggan Pierce Boggan USMember Xamurai

    Hey guys! I'm Pierce, and I'm a Customer Support Engineer for Xamarin. I also attend Auburn University majoring in Software Engineering.

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