Last Friday in Bari, DotNetSide has hosted one stop of the Xamarin Dev Days tour in Italy. It was really an amazing day spent with very passionate people talking about Xamarin and how is funny to develop with their tools.

During the day, we talked about Xamarin development with Xamarin.Forms combined with Cognitive Services, Mobile Apps, remote APIs and so on. In the afternoon, a great hands-on lab was made by around 40 people with the intention¬†to share their knowledge (and win a Xamarin monkey! ūüėÄ ).


After the announcements made by Microsoft at Connect(); conference last week, we decided to include an extra slot to talk about Visual Studio for Mac, Visual Studio Mobile Center and .NET Standard.


It was a really great day. I like to see how many people loves their job and try to improve with great passion.

Thanks to all and thanks to the DotNetSiders! You rocks!

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The Italian Community Days is, since 2006, the most important event organized by all the .NET italian communities. 3 Days of sessions, labs, workshop, 5 parallels tracks, a lot of speaker, a lot of people, a great event!

For the first time in Italy me, and my friend¬†Pasquale Fersini, have made a presentation about Xamarin Robotics, an incoming library that “simplifies the task of building complex .NET Microframework (MF) powered robots and communicating with them from within Xamarin apps”.

The library split in two main platform stack:

  • The Mobile Stack contains features for communicating with wearables (health monitoring devices and smartwatches) as well as microcontrollers (Netduino and Arduino)
  • The Microcontroller Stack runs on .NET Micro Framework compatible microcontroller platforms such as the Netduino

Following the slides from our talk:


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