Durban Xamarin User Group Monthly Meetup 15 June 2017

We did it! We have successfully launched the Durban Xamarin User Group 🙂 It was a fantastic evening filled with Xamarin.

We started the evening off with some pizza 🍕🍕🍕


Promptly we kicked off at 6 PM, a bit of an oddity for Durban events.
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Livestream: Microsoft Build 2017 Viewing Party

Microsoft Build 2017
Microsoft Build 2017

Microsoft Build 2017 Keynote Viewing Party

Microsoft Build 2017 kicks off on May 10 in Seattle, with an expected capacity crowd of over 5,000 developers—plus countless more online.

With support from Microsoft, we will be hosting a viewing party to learn about all the new cool stuff Microsoft is bringing to developers.

You’ll be among the first to hear about new developments that will help you engage your users, keep their information safe and reach them in more places. Big things have been unveiled and
promoted at Microsoft Build over the years and this year’s conference won’t be any different!
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Hour of Code at the Durban University of Technology

We’re hosting a Hour of Code station at DUT this weekend. Pop in and complete your Hour of Code 😀

Below is an excerpt with all the details.

Hello-

I’d like to introduce myself, I am a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) which is a volunteer student program active in over 110 countries around the world, and I’ve been selected a Microsoft technology expert on my university campus.

The MSP program is for students who realize the best technology careers come to those chase their dreams.  Part of this dream is to be able to share my passion for technology with others and make sure the next generation of students understand how  computer science can be a catalyst to create and achieve great things and unlock opportunities for youth around the world.

We know that computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. In one week, 15 million students tried computer science! Computer science was on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners came together to support this movement.

The reason I’m contacting you is this year we’d like to make it even bigger. We are hosting an Hour of Code station at The Durban University of Technology. Everyone (kids, parents, CEOs etc.) is welcome to come in and complete their Hour of Code, even USA president Barack Obama recently completed his Hour of Code.

Date: 13 December 2014
Time: 09:00 – 12:00 (Anytime within this period)
Venue: 22 Winterton Walk,
DUT, Ritson Campus, LAB 5

We’re hoping to reach 100 million participants by the end of the year and I’m hoping with your support  you’ll allow me to help contribute to that goal.

Also we have some goodies for those who complete their Hour of Code at this station 😀

Goodies

Thank you,

 

Phone Fridays is back!

It’s back! I know we’re well into the semester and a lot of you guys have been waiting patiently for some time. Thanks for hanging on 🙂

The first session will take place this Friday (12 September 2014)
DUT,
Ritson Campus,
Lab 2,
12:00 – 13:00

See you there 😀

//Publish/

You may have heard that your local Windows Phone MVP be will hosting //publish/ this weekend at DUT. The goal of this event is to polish up your apps and finally take the plunge of //publishing/

Did I mention there is a ton of prizes for apps published this weekend? I’ve attached a picture of some to stimulate those app ideas

Prizes!
Prizes!

Coding can be tough on the body, to counter this food will be provided so that those energy levels stay high and those fingers keep typing.

Keen? Registration link at the bottom.
I’ll definitely be there this weekend 😀
Come say hi if you’re attending

Register here: Register