Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
In this session we’ll explore how to develop mobile applications using Estimote Beacons and the Estimote SDK for Xamarin. We’ll cover the basics of beacon development through a simple application that demonstrates various features. Then we’ll explore how to work with the new Estimote Stickers through the nearables capability of the Estimote SDK.
Mike Bluestein is a Senior Mobile Architect for Think Ahead Software. He is an internationally recognized expert on the Xamarin platform, and one of the first users of Xamarin.iOS, dating back to the pre-Xamarin days when the product was called MonoTouch. As an early Xamarin employee, Mike was the first documentation lead and developer evangelist for Xamarin, and taught many of Xamarin’s employees how to build Xamarin applications, as well as several of Xamarin’s larger customers. The majority of the conceptual articles and samples in the Xamarin Developer Center were initially created by Mike, as well as much of the content for the first version of Xamarin University. He also created the first developer exam for Xamarin certification. Mike authored the book Learning MonoTouch: A Hands-On Guide to Building iOS Applications with C# and .NET, from Addison-Wesley, which has been published internationally in multiple languages, as well as a MonoTouch course for AppDev. Previously Mike worked on a variety engineering applications ranging from CAD software, to distributed 3D content systems. Before working exclusively as a software engineer, Mike was an aerospace engineer who did aerodynamic design for jet engines.