Georgian Grigore


Georgian is a tenured full stack developer and architect, using primarily Microsoft technologies by day, but also dabbing into open source by night. He has more than a decade of experience building business applications, mainly in the healthcare and e-commerce areas. In his free time he’s interested in mobile, cloud and web development, working on several apps and sites, backed up by azure web services. He can be contacted at http://about.georgiangrigore.com

More Xamarin Forms

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 at 5:30 pm

You must bring a laptop. Don’t forget that power supply. We recommend more than 1 Gb of RAM and at least 10 Gb of free disk space. We will help you get organized and install the right software for continued virtual fun! We have wireless Internet access so you can download on-site.

Microsoft acquired Xamarin and it is now time for us to spend two months studying the features. This month we complete the sample exercise that displays monkeys in list and detail panes. This includes grouping, sorting, and device specific customization.

Xamarin.Forms Intro

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 5:30 pm

You must bring a laptop. Don’t forget that power supply. We recommend more than 1 Gb of RAM and at least 10 Gb of free disk space. We will help you get organized and install the right software for continued virtual fun! We have wireless Internet access so you can download on-site.

Microsoft acquired Xamarin and it is now time for us to spend two months studying the features. We will start off creating a simple application and examine what a project looks like. We’ll also touch on some of the requirements to developing an application using Xamarin. Then we will go through the introduction tutorial that is available on the Xamarin site:

https://developer.xamarin.com/guides/xamarin-forms/getting-started/introduction-to-xamarin-forms/

Build a Cross Platform Mobile Data Entry App with C#, Xamarin and Azure

Friday, October 9th, 2015 at 8:30 am

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Regardless of the use case, any typical business mobile app contains some sort of data entry, retrieval and manipulation. The purpose of this day long session is to cover all the aspects of building such an app from the bottom up, leveraging your skills in C#, Visual Studio and SQL Server, while reaching all major mobile platforms with maximum of code sharing.

In order to build the full experience, we’ll analyze a business case and build everything from the scratch – database, services and mobile client(s). Database deployment will be done on Azure SQL, services on Azure Web Apps for the WebAPI part and mobile clients on the devices (iOS, Android and WinPhone)

Hopefully this will give enough reasons and inspire you to build your future mobile app with Xamarin and Azure.

Kids Can Code Night

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Jump start your daughter or son’s interest in programming at this special interactive night dedicated to kids from around six to twelve years old!  Your kids can get started today building apps, games, and directing robots using simple languages and tools.  Georgian and his daughter will show you how they worked together to complete fun puzzles that sparked her interest in code.  Fun retail robots exist today that grow with your child, allowing them to start playing with them at a young age, and coding for them using progressively more complex languages until they are building mobile apps for them on today’s professional modern platforms.

Afterwards, Chris will follow up with an introduction to simple game development environments you may already have in your home.  If you have Windows 8, you could already be using Project Spark to interactively create games that run on the PC and Xbox One that automatically get shared with the world.  Chris and his four year old daughter had a blast making games together using simple tools she could interact with and enjoy.

Please bring your youngsters for this interactive program complete with prizes and snacks!

Share your mobile UI code with Xamarin.Forms

Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 8:30 am

Xamarin comes as a better solution for mobile cross platform development, not just because the code sharing, but it delivers high performance compiled code with full access to all the native API, allowing creation of native apps with device-specific experiences. Anything one can do in Objective-C or Java, can be done in C# with Xamarin

However, using only Xamarin.iOS and/or Xamarin.Android, the most that can be shared is business logic and application code, while UI still needs to be written separately for each platform. But with Xamarin.Forms, the UI code can be shared as well across all three major platforms, making the cross development process more productive. Also, Xamarin.Forms supports XAML for UI definition, data binding and commands as first class features – making MVVM an adequate programming model.

Come for a session of fun building a cross mobile app with your favorite tools and language (Visual Studio and C#), with 100% shared code between all 3 platforms!