We’ve got another exciting meeting planned for you this month at dotNet Miami! In the enterprise, mobile applications are becoming more critical. But how can we leverage our knowledge of .NET to build native mobile applications on OSX, Andriod, and Windows? Cecil Phillip will show us how Xamarin.Forms can give us a high-level of code reuse and leverage our knowledge of .Net to build great native mobile applications. Then, have you ever wondered about the legal ramifications of open source software? Can you as a developer be sued while using open source? Attorney Will McDonough will show us the history and give us a general overview of open source software and how we can avoid potential legal pitfalls. This will be another great night full of .NET goodness!
And as always we’ll have prizes at the end of the meeting. In addition the O’Reilly e-books and Pluralsite memberships we’ll be giving away a free copy of Resharper from Jet Brains!
We’ll be meeting at the Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive. The Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami (MIC Miami) is a state-of-the-art technology facility open to students, software developers, academic faculty, entrepreneurs, and startups for collaboration and skills development. Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive is located at 1010 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33132.
There’s limited parking in front of Venture Hive. If that lot is full there’s an empty lot directly behind the Venture Hive building. You can purchase a parking pass to the parking lot adjacent to Venture Hive. There is a $5.00 fee and you’ll have to purchase the pass before the event. We’ll post a link to purchase the pass before the event.
And Don’t Miss the After Party…
We’re working out the details of the After Party. We’ll send an update when we’ve nailed down the details.
Building Mobile Solutions with Xamarin.Forms
Everyone wants a mobile application, but supporting each of the major platforms isn’t a trivial task. Ramping up multiple programming languages and duplicated logic per platform are major concerns that need to be addressed. With Xamarin.Forms, developers can build native mobile applications using the power of .NET while achieving a high level of code reuse. In this session, we’ll explore the core features of Xamarin.Forms and see what it takes to get started building quality native apps.
Cecil Phillip is a Software Developer from South Florida with many years of experience building applications on the .NET Framework. Throughout his career, his primary focus has been providing web and service based solutions for various markets. Cecil’s current tool-set of choice comprises of C#, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, jQuery, KnockoutJS, Entity Framework, XUnit and FakeItEasy. He has a passion for software architecture, interoperability, and testing. Cecil also enjoys experimenting with different programming platforms such as Python, PowerShell, and NodeJS. You can follow Cecil on Twitter via @cecilphillip.
Mandatory Considerations Before Using Open Source Code
There is rarely a topic in business that can divide a crowd with as much passion and fury as a political debate. However, Open Source Code has that ability. Whether you’re a software developer, a business owner or an acquirer of businesses, you need to understand Open Source Code. It’s too advantageous to ignore and too dangerous to underestimate.
This presentation will cover:
i. A general history and overview of Open Source Code,
ii. Its legal mechanics and potential legal pitfalls, and
iii. Prudent courses of action for:
a. Software Developers who are looking to avoid malpractice;
b. Business Owners who are looking to avoid unforeseen litigation; and
c. Business Acquirers who are looking to save money on the purchase price of acquisitions.
Legal Disclaimer: This presentation, along with any subsequent information provided during any Questions and Answers session, is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.
William F. McDonough is the owner of The McDonough Law Office, P.L., where he focuses his practice on Technology Law and related contracts. Mr. McDonough is admitted to practice law in Florida and holds a law degree from Stetson University College of Law, a LL.M. from University of Miami School of Law and a M.B.A from Stetson University. Prior to opening The McDonough Law Office, P.L., Mr. McDonough practiced Mergers and Acquisitions for Allen Systems Group Inc., an enterprise software provider.