I presented Xamarin, Xbox One Dev Mode, Bot Framework and HoloLens at my Reston meetup group, DC-MS-Devs. Here is all the presentation material with the slides, links and my contact information. Each segment covered an overview + demo with input from guest speakers.
Xamarin is now a part of Microsoft and is included at no extra charge with any version of Visual Studio, even the free Community Edition! Build mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows all from Visual Studio using C#!
Microsoft’s new Bot Framework allows devs to create intelligent bots to interact with users in a natural way. The possibilities of these new types of technologies get tremendously larger when coupled with Azure Services.
On December 9, 2015, I had the opportunity to teach an Hour of Code session at South Lakes High School in Reston VA. Mr. Selwyn Lawrence was gracious enough to invite me to a classroom of students, ranging from Grades 9 through 12.
Mr. Selwyn Lawrence on the left, with his students. I am seated in the middle.
We started with a mid-sized classroom of about 25 students, and also got some help from a colleague of Mr. Lawrence. The vice principal even stopped by to check on our class!
Thanks to Mr. Lawrence and South Lakes High School for making this happen, and I look forward to doing more in 2016!