Welcome to the Xamarin University Forum!

BryanCostanichBryanCostanich USMember, Xamarin Team Xamurai

This is a place to say 'hi' to your fellow students and chat about classes, post questions, and generally hang out. Feel free to introduce yourself!



  • sharifhkhansharifhkhan USMember, University

    Aloha Bryan, and everyone else. I work on startups using the Microsoft platform. I am looking forward to Xamarin University classes. I also enjoy connecting with like minded individuals. Feel free to invite me on any social channel you use.

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharifhkhan

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharifhkhan

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharifhkhan



  • MarkSmith.8123MarkSmith.8123 USXamarin Team, University, XamUProfessors Xamurai

    Welcome Everyone!

    My name is Mark Smith and I'm an instructor and curriculum developer for Xamarin University. I look forward to interacting with all of you here on the forums, and personally in some of the sessions!

    Please post any questions or comments you have as you go through the sessions into the forums here, we are always interested in feedback.

    Mark Smith

  • Hi Bryan, I am teaching classes of Xamarin.iOS in the Master of Web Technologies and Mobile Devices at the "De La Salle Bajío" University in León Guanajuato México, I have my video blog with some videos of Xamarin, both Android and iOS, have also provided more than 30 spanish conferences about the using of Xamarin in México and Latin America (Colombia, Venezuela, Perú, Argentina and Bolivia), and consultant in Permiafiglia Mobile Software Development, Partner Authorized of Xamarin in México.

    Any contact:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/enriqueaguilarvargas

    videoblog: www.enriqueaguilarvargas.com

    Twitter: @enriqueaguilar

    Greetings from México.


  • NinaVyedinNinaVyedin USXamarin Team, University, XamUProfessors Xamurai

    Hey everyone!

    My name is Nina and I am a full-time writer for Xamarin's documentation team. I'll be teaching some of the Intro classes as well as backgrounding later on in the session. When I'm not in the Xamarin office I do comedy in the Boston area. My hobbies include making bad programming puns and talking to strangers about Android binders.

    I have a Twitter (@misskallisto) and several pet plants. Feel free to ask me about either of those things.

  • CheesebaronCheesebaron DKInsider, University mod
    edited February 2014


    My name is Tomasz and I am a full time, M.Sc. in Digital Media Engineering, student at The Technical Unviversity of Denmark (DTU). Besides I work part time as a Software Developer at Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S, where I develop apps for our customers to better help them setting up their equipment. I've been using Xamarin tools for ~2.5 years and I am taking the courses because I want the shiny Xamarin Developer badge, but also to potentially gain new knowledge.

    I have ported several Java libraries such as SlidingMenu, ViewPagerIndicator among others. I am the author of Cheesebaron.MvxPlugins, which is a suite of plugins for MvvmCross and have a bunch of samples and all of the mentioned stuff in my GitHub repository. Feel free to fork and create pull requests or simply use any of the code.

  • Josh.7724Josh.7724 USMember, University


    My name is Josh O'Neal.

    I'm a Systems Engineer at Lextech Global Services, and have been doing native mobile development for a few years now. I've played with Xamarin on and off a bit, and am now going to dive in, and see how well it holds up to my enterprise expectations :)

  • KrumelurKrumelur DEUniversity ✭✭

    Hi everone!

    I'm René and unlike my name indicates, I'm not from France but from Germany. If you sign up for classes during GMT daytime, chances are high that I will be your instructor.
    If I'm not giving lectures at Xamarin University and don't work in one of my projects either (http://c-sharx.net), you can find me doing Crossfit (http://www.crossfit-rosenheim.com), Flying (http://www.edpc.de/Willkommen.html) or scuba diving - all this only if my two children allow me to take some time off from being Daddy.

  • BenGreenBenGreen USMember, University

    Hi everyone.

    My name is Ben Green and I am a software developer at Moriroku Technology North America. I am just starting native application development and really looking forward to this training and seeing how I might be able to apply Xamarin to my environment!

  • AdrianSudburyAdrianSudbury GBMember, Beta, University

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Adrian and I am a software developer/designer in the UK. I currently subcontract for a large European company. My daily development involves a mixture of internal WPF work, externally facing desktop and mobile websites using ASP.NET and also mobile development work.

    In my spare time (which doesn't seem to be a lot these days) I participate in the open source framework MvvmCross. I do have some badges from Stuart for my efforts.

    My mine contribution is that I created the Ninja Coder for MvvmCross - this is a visual studio plugin to aid the development of MvvmCross solutions.

    I'm here to learn more.

  • JoachimMaierJoachimMaier DEBeta, University

    Hi folks,
    my name is Joe, i'm a software developer (freelancer) in Germany and i'm currently doing ASP.NET/C# (WebForms and MVC) front- and backend development for a large german automobile club. I have no practical experience in native app development yet, just played around a bit to learn iOS using Objective-C and Xamarin. Looking very much forward to the classes in Xamarin Univerity, hoping to get my feet wet in crossplatform development, and afterwards being able to do some practicable development of apps and spread the word of Xamarin here at my customer...

  • ThomasLoidoltThomasLoidolt ATMember ✭✭

    Hi guys!

    My name is Tom and I'm a student of the University of Technology in Graz. I'm writing my master thesis with the key aspect of test driven development for cross platform applications in Xamarin.

    I had my roots at the development of mobile applications in .net CF for the business sector but Windows CE and Windows Mobile are platforms they are running out and will be overruled of the new technologies Android, iOs, Windows Phone and so on.

    This 2 topics (TDD, cross-platform development) are quiet new for me and my person but if anyone has questions around that range and mobile development in .net feel free to ask.

  • DaveCarsonDaveCarson GBUniversity ✭✭✭

    Hi All,

    My name is Dave and I'm a contracting .NET developer in the UK. I've been developing professionally for about 15 years now and contracting for the last 3 years.

    Working with clients in different sectors from Defense to Health Care and Robotic Control to Risk Management. I normally work on Desktop and Internet applications but with everything going mobile these days it would be silly not to up-skill accordingly - hence my attendance of the Xamarin University for the next couple of months.

    The KickStart session is behind me now and I'm looking forward to getting into the nuts and bolts of development and ultimately attaining Certification.

  • PaulHazellsPaulHazells USMember, University


    I was accepted for a free MSDN seat in the Go Mobile training course for February, which started yesterday, but I wasn't sent any sign in details for the university.

    I have a Xamarin account but it does not seem to be linked to the Xamarin University (https://university.xamarin.com/) - where I'm presented with Login/Sign buttons.

    Can somebody help me get started?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.


  • DaveCarsonDaveCarson GBUniversity ✭✭✭

    Hi Paul - when you go to http://xamarin.com/university there is an 'Already Registered' link under the "Enroll Now" button.

    If you can't login there I'd contact [email protected]

    Hope this helps

  • DaveCarsonDaveCarson GBUniversity ✭✭✭

    Oh - it may not help! Your link goes directly to the page the link I mentioned points to - I'd contact [email protected] or maybe [email protected]

  • LeeMallonLeeMallon GBInsider, University ✭✭

    Hi everyone, my name is Lee. I am a software developer in the UK (on the not so sunny at the moment south coast). I have been freelance for nearly 5 years, mainly c# mvc and frontend technologies (knockout, d3, angular) and more recently xamarin apps. Along side freelancing I have a tech startup www.smartcashflow.me.

  • JoeOcampoJoeOcampo USMember, University

    Hey everyone, my name is Joe and well I am just excited to be learning mobile technology on the Xamarin stack.

  • eskanderlamineeskanderlamine USMember, University

    Hi everyone ,

    My name is Eskander Lamine (Alex) I am from Tunisia ( but working in South Korea ) .I am a junior Software Development engineer who is passionate about new Technologies and my field of experties is finance (Banks and brokres).I like to meet new poeple and to share knowledge , those are my contact details so feel free to contact on any social media you use :




  • RubnBubiRubnBubi ESUniversity

    Hi folks,

    My name is Ruben. I'm a software developer in Barcelona I'm very excited to start the training!

  • BjornSundstromBjornSundstrom USUniversity

    Hi all, I'm Bjorn from Stockholm, Sweden. I work in software since many (many) years and have recently focused on Java, C# and app development. Some friends use Xamarin professionally, I got interested, took a good look and realized my fresh C# knowledge and Xamarin is a perfect match.

  • DegosserieSteveDegosserieSteve BEBeta, University

    Hey folks, I'm Steve, co-founder of mobile Inception (mi8), a small company from Belgium specialised in Enterprise Mobility solutions. We're using Xamarin exclusively for our apps, so I'm obviously very excited to start this training :)

  • Stuart.CampbellStuart.Campbell USMember, University
    edited February 2014

    Hi All,

    I'm Stuart, an Australian based enterprise software architect during the day and moonlighting mobile App developer at night!

    Looking forward to this training :)

    Twitter: @koderstu
    Web: http://koder.com.au
    LinkedIn: http://au.linkedin.com/pub/stuart-campbell/8/236/363/

  • MostafaEl-AbadyMostafaEl-Abady USUniversity ✭✭

    Hi everyone :)

    I'm Mostafa, Software Developer from Egypt

    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mostafaelabady

    Twitter: @mostafa_elabady

    FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/Mostafa.Elabady

  • mstonismstonis USXamarin Team, University, XamUProfessors Xamurai

    Howdy Everyone!

    My name is Michael Stonis and I am an instructor for Xamarin University located out in Chicago, IL. I am also a partner at a Eight-Bot, a software consultancy, where I focus in on Enterprise Mobile and API development. I love mobile technology and seeing how it can help transform a business.

    Outside of work, I spend a lot of time hanging out with my boys and creating all sorts of fancy gadgets with legos, playing pinball and brewing beer. Life is alright.

    I look forward to meeting everyone during Xamarin University and seeing what kinds of cool solutions we can build.

    Feel free to send me an email to [email protected] or on twitter @MichaelStonis

  • AdrianStevensAdrianStevens CAMember, University, XamUProfessors, Developer Group Leader

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm Adrian and I'm also an instructor for Xamarin University. In between classes I'm a software developer & consultant in Vancouver, Canada.

    I'm also running VancouverMobile.net, which is a local C#/.NET usergroup. And if get everything else done I try to get outside for a run.

    Feel free to e-mail me at [email protected] or you can find me on twitter here @adrian_stevens or here @‌vancouvermobile

  • MatthewPierceMatthewPierce USMember, University ✭✭

    Hi folks!

    I'm a complex litigation consultant by day and an aspiring mobile developer by night/weekends/early morning hours.

    I started programming when I got my Tandy TRS-80 back in the day, most of what I write now is in C#. I've been playing around with Xamarin for a couple of years now. When these courses came online I decided it was time to get serious. So far it has been great.

    I live in Des Moines, Iowa, but six months out of the year I'm on the road from New York to Los Angeles and everywhere in between.



  • ChristiaanJPvanWykChristiaanJPvanWyk ZABeta, University, Developer Group Leader ✭✭

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Chris, also one of the instructors, currently located in Cape Town South Africa.

    I've been developing since mid 90s and got involved with Mono and C# in 2004, using it for both back and front-end development.

    Since then I have worked with both dynamic and static languages, but always came back to C#. With the initial release of MonoTouch under Novell, the development story was just to enticing not to explore and I have been hooked since. I predominately work on iOS, both Objective-C and C#, as well as Windows Phone applications.

    When not instructing at Xamarin University, I provide consulting services for clients on all 3 platforms, i.e. iOS, Android and Windows Phone, using Xamarin tech.

    After hours I am board game fanatic & gadget tinkerer, but most of all enjoy spending time with my two kids and wife.

    You can get hold of me at chris.vanwyk@xamarin.com or via Twitter at chrisvwyk

  • StefanSchoebStefanSchoeb CHBeta, University

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Stefan! I'm working for Zuehlke Switzerland. I do work with Xamarin for about one year now. Mostly on the android side.

    Blog: http://opendix.blogspot.ch/

  • LaurentBugnionLaurentBugnion CHMember, Insider, University

    Hey everyone,

    My name is Laurent Bugnion, from Switzerland. I work in the XAML space since 2006 and work for IdentityMine, a well known UX agency in that space. I started investigating Xamarin for cross platform usage about a year ago and experimented quite a lot, and now I decided to follow the university courses to get a more systematic learning. Really looking forward to the courses.

    I am also the creator of MVVM Light, which is a very popular toolkit to work with MVVM in XAML. I have a Xamarin port but it is rather experimental at this point. I want to have a production-ready port, and I hope that the courses will also help in that matter.


  • MatthewWaring.4722MatthewWaring.4722 GBUniversity ✭✭

    Hi All,

    My name is Matt Waring, from the UK, I have been involved (mainly in Microsoft Technologies) for over 18 years in various roles, contracts, start ups!


    I have recently finished (Oct 2013) an IPhone App and am currently producing the Android version.

    I have been using Monotouch / Xamarin semi-seriously for about 18 months, but as I work on my own I can find it harder to progress as quickly as I could with like minded peers.

    I am looking to the University course to help me especially with the Android side of things and get the App finally finished!

    See you all on the course! :)

  • ParrotParrot NLMember, University

    Hello there everyone and greetings from The Netherlands.

    My name is Lorenzo Valentijn and I am a Microsoft developer since 2009. Always had a high interest in mobile devices/development. Looking forward to expand my knowledge and experience in this area. I would love to see the mobile developer certification become the (new) standard on native cross platform development.


    http://nl.linkedin.com/in/lorenzovalentijn/ (always great to connect to like minded individuals :-)

  • KevinFordKevinFord USUniversity, Certified XTC Partners ✭✭✭

    Hello everyone. My name is Kevin Ford and I'm a practice lead with Magenic. I wrote the Xamarin Android version of the CSLA framework and just sent in a pull request for the Xamarin MonoTouch version of the framework as well. Part of my current mandate is to build Magenic's Xamarin capabilities and so here I am.

    I'm eager to meet everyone in classes.




  • RasmusBoserupRasmusBoserup DKMember, University

    Hello Everyone :-)

    My name is Rasmus Boserup and i am a freelance consultant from Denmark. I'm rather new to Xamarin, but have now decided to dive in for real. I have worked quite a bit with mobile development, mainly native iOS, HTML5/JS mobile applications, mobile websites and of course different kinds of .Net development (Asp.net, WPF, WCF).

    I have been lurking on Monotouch-Xamarin for a couple of years, but now i have actual clients who are looking for people with skills in Xamarin...so... now is the time to get good and certified :-)

    I hope we will have some good sessions together.

  • AdamZucchiAdamZucchi USUniversity, Developer Group Leader ✭✭✭

    Hello everyone. My name is Adam Zucchi and I am a freelance developer currently working in Minneapolis, MN. I've been playing around with Xamarin for about the past year and decided that this is where I want to go with my career, so I recently signed up for Xamarin University.

    A lot of my previous experience was on the web side of things (HTML, CSS, JavaScript), as well as rich application development using Flex/AIR Mobile/Flash. I've also built quite a few Adobe Native Extensions (ANE's) for my AIR for iOS projects, so if anyone wants assistance walking through that nightmare, let me know ;)

    Feel free to connect with me:
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/adamzucchi
    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/adamzucchi

    I took my first class last night, and am looking forward to meeting some of you along the way to Xamarin certification!

  • TomSoderlingTomSoderling USUniversity ✭✭✭
    edited June 2014

    Hey gang! My name is Tom Soderling and I work as a mobile developer consultant for ITR Mobility in St. Paul, MN.

    I come from a .NET background and I've been interested in mobile tech ever since I laid hands on my Gen 1 iPhone, so I'm very happy to be working in this space.

    I've used Xamarin Studio a bit in the last year, but I'm very excited to learn more and get my certification. Based on what I've seen of Xamarin 3, looks like it will be fun!

    Happy to connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomsoderling

  • GadiPazGadiPaz ILUniversity
    edited June 2014

    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Gadi Paz, I'm M.Sc Computer Science graduated & MBA in Technology, Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
    I'm working for OfficeCore in the last 8 years as Mobile Apps Developer,
    From J2ME (feature phones) & Windows Mobile to Android, iOS (iPhone & iPad) & hopefully windows phone.
    For Android & iOS I'm developing in native code and I'm very excited about Xamarin for giving me the opportunity to develop in C# for cross-platform.
    If I'm not coding you can find me at the sea (Yacht Sailing - Skipper), maybe off road (Mountain biking) or at my home enjoying movie or TV series with my lovely wife.

  • BernieHabermeierBernieHabermeier USUniversity ✭✭


    My Linked in is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/habermeier

    I'm evaluating Xamarin for a startup I just joined. Unfortunately I'm totally new to C#, Xamarin, and MVVM -- but am intrigued by the approach of being able to share most of the code base between iOS and Android. So that's what I'm doing. The learning curve is a bit steep at the moment, but from the looks of it, it could be worth it, though I got to say I'm a bit hesitant about the current Xamarin.Forms stability and features, though I hope it will get better quickly.

    I'll be taking a lot of the courses and could use as much help as possible. I'd love someone to review MVVM with me, and go over ICommand, INotifyPropertyChanged, ObservableCollections, etc. I think it'd be great to get a course going on that topic in XU for folks that come from the MVC world that are also new to C#, etc. I sent this as a suggestion to my "Customer Success Engineer" (gotta love that job title). We'll see if they bite. I'm probably not the first person to look at Xamarin and NOT coming from a C# .NET Microsoft background.

    We'll probably be hiring folks as well, but then... who isn't?


  • ValOkaforValOkafor USMember, University ✭✭

    Hi Everyone my name is Valentine Okafor, I live and work in San Diego, CA as a Web and Android Developer for small technology company. Though I work with PHP I love the .Net framework and C# so I have embraced Xamarin as the home platform for my career. I am not a C# expert but I do know enough to hit the ground running. I enrolled in this program for three things, first to learn Xamarin and hopefully dive deeper, second is to fill in the gaps in my C# skills as needed and third is to hopefully connect with other Xamarin enthusiasts.

  • RiccardoMoschetti.1881RiccardoMoschetti.1881 ITMember, University

    Hi all! I am Riccardo Moschetti from Italy.
    I have been using Xamarin for a while for iOS and Android separately.
    I want to delve more into cross-platform ("classic cross" and .Forms).
    Have a good one!

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