Xamarin Evolve is the largest cross-platform mobile event in the world, where over 1,500 developers, industry leaders, and Xamarin experts converge to advance the state of the art, discuss mobile strategy, and define the future of apps.

Hyatt Regency Orlando, FL April 24–28, 2016



Attend two days of world-class training by Xamarin University and two days of conference sessions led by industry experts.


Fundamentals Track

For experienced C# developers who are new to Xamarin. This track will take you from zero to successfully building your first iOS and Android apps with Xamarin.Forms.

  • The Xamarin ecosystem and tools for mobile app development
  • Sharing UI and code across platforms with Xamarin.Forms
  • Building a great UX in Xamarin.Forms that adapts to different screen sizes
  • Processing external data using RESTful web services
  • Using local files to store persistent application data
  • Polishing the app’s look and feel for each platform

Intermediate Track

For developers who have built apps with Xamarin. This track covers advanced techniques and best practices to optimize app performance and the development workflow.

  • Making sure your app is responsive while processing data
  • Updating the UI asynchronously as data becomes available
  • Async/Await beyond the basics: strategies for working with I/O
  • Applying design patterns for maximizing code sharing and unit testing
  • Building UI tests with C# and Xamarin Test Cloud
  • Securing your app’s local data
  • Authenticating with third-party services using OAUTH2 and Xamarin.Auth
  • Capturing app usage and runtime analytics with Xamarin Insights



  • Create stunning apps with the Xamarin Designer for iOS
  • Everyone can create beautiful apps with material design
  • “I’m a bad designer”: dispelling design myths and making apps better


  • 3 Platforms: 1 codebase—your first Xamarin.Forms app
  • Mastering XAML in Xamarin.Forms
  • (Nu)Get your code to all the platforms with portable class libraries
  • A new world of possibilities for contextual awareness with iBeacons
  • Wearables and IoT: Taking C# with you everywhere
  • Create the next great mobile app in a weekend
  • Best practices for effective iOS memory management
  • Navigation design patterns for iOS and Android
  • CocosSharp: building games that run everywhere in C#
  • Enhance your Xamarin.Forms app with custom controls, layouts, & pages
  • Create your own sci-fi with mobile augmented reality
  • Become a Xamarin Studio expert
  • What’s new in Xamarin.Android
  • What’s new in Xamarin.iOS


  • Take your enterprise data mobile
  • 5 ways to securely distribute apps to employees
  • Deep dive into iOS and Android security mechanisms


  • Build your app on the shoulders of giants—top 10 components
  • Reference architectures for connecting to enterprise systems
  • Approaches for API management


  • Find bugs before your users do with Xamarin Test Cloud
  • Mobile app testing for beginners
  • Make mobile app testing easy & automatic with CI


  • Targeted insights: cutting through the noise of mobile analytics
  • Introduction to Xamarin.Insights
  • Fast releases and exceptional support: the new competitive advantage

Announced sessions only—expect 30 more sessions soon!


Four days of all things mobile and Xamarin.

  1. Sunday, April 24

    Training Registration

    Registration for Training & Sys Config
    12:00 pm
    Training Keynote
    8:00 pm
  2. Monday, April 25

    Training Day 1

    7:30 am
    9:00–6:00 pm
    Evening Event
    7:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, April 26

    Training Day 2

    7:30 am
    9:00–6:00 pm
    Conference Registration
    9:00–7:00 pm
    Evening Event
    7:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, April 27

    Conference Day 1

    8:00 am
    9:00–10:30 am
    Conference Sessions
    10:30–6:00 pm
    Happy Hour in Expo Hall
    6:30 pm
    Evolve Party
    8:00 pm
  5. Thursday, April 28

    Conference Day 2

    8:00 am
    General Session
    9:00–10:30 am
    Conference Sessions
    10:30–4:00 pm
    Closing Session & Xammy Awards
    4:00 pm


30 more industry experts to be announced soon!

Nat Friedman

Nat Friedman

CEO and Co-founder, Xamarin

Nat Friedman has been writing software for 27 years and is passionate about entrepreneurship and building amazing products. Nat will cover key mobile trends and predictions, Xamarin’s future direction, and ways for you to capitalize on mobile.

Miguel de Icaza

Miguel de Icaza

CTO and Co-founder, Xamarin

Miguel de Icaza has directed the Mono project since its inception and has won numerous awards including Time Magazine’s 100 innovators for the new century. At Xamarin Evolve 2016, Miguel will discuss mobile development trends, getting the most from C# and .NET, and Xamarin’s technology roadmap.

Joseph Hill

Joseph Hill

Director of Developer Relations and Co-founder, Xamarin

Joseph has been an active participant in the C# community since 2003 and an active contributor to several open source .NET applications. He has done significant work in design and implementation of .NET applications for a number of Fortune 50 companies, and founded Xamarin in May 2011 with Nat Friedman, Miguel de Icaza, and the Mono team.

Keith Ballinger

Keith Ballinger

VP of Product, Xamarin

Keith was a PM on the original .NET team in 1999, leaving Microsoft in 2007 to co-found a web-based OS startup and Ravid. In 2013, Keith joined YC-backed startup Standard Treasury as Chief Architect building an API-first bank. He’s the author of .NET Web Service: Architecture and Implementation and co-author of Special Edition: Using ASP.

Karl Krukow

Karl Krukow

Engineering Lead, Test Cloud, Xamarin

Karl is the co-creator of the open source mobile test framework Calabash. LessPainful, the mobile testing startup Karl co-founded around Calabash, was later acquired by Xamarin and became the cornerstone of Xamarin Test Cloud.

Bryan Costanich

Bryan Costanich

VP of Education Services, Xamarin

Bryan Costanich is the Vice President of Education Services at Xamarin, heading up both Xamarin University and the Documentation team. Before joining Xamarin, Bryan led the team that built Cricket's MuveMusic service, the largest mobile music subscription service on the planet. Bryan is a renowned Software Architect, published author, and seasoned entrepreneur.

James Montemagno

James Montemagno

Developer Evangelist, Xamarin

James has been a .NET developer for over a decade, working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Prior to joining the Xamarin team, James was a professional mobile developer on the Xamarin platform for over two years, with several published apps on iOS, Android, and Windows.

Mike James

Mike James

Developer Evangelist, Xamarin

Mike intimately understands developers, having worked in Xamarin support before becoming a Developer Evangelist. Prior to joining Xamarin, he worked in the entertainment control industry developing systems for installations such as the London Eye, which sparked his passion for mobile when he was tasked with developing mobile apps for site engineers to control the lighting on these installations.

Krystin Stutesman

Krystin Stutesman

Developer Evangelist, Xamarin

Krystin Stutesman is a self-taught programmer who has been in the mobile space for three years. Before joining Xamarin, she spent over a year in consulting, developing cross-platform mobile apps with Xamarin for companies across various industries.

Nishanth Anil

Nish Anil

Developer Evangelist, Xamarin

Nish is a C# fanatic and has been writing softwares for web and Windows platforms for almost a decade. Working out of Bangalore, India, he’s a Microsoft MVP in .NET and is passionate about spreading C# and Xamarin love as a Xamarin Developer Evangelist in India.

Craig Dunn

Craig Dunn

Director of Documentation, Xamarin

Craig is a technical writer and Developer Evangelist at Xamarin. He fell in love with the earliest betas of Xamarin (MonoTouch), blogged about it, and then used it on large mobile projects in the wild before joining Xamarin.

More speakers to be announced soon


Schedule individual sessions with Xamarin experts for help with your mobile projects. Members of the Xamarin engineering team will be on-hand to help debug your code, answer your questions, provide advice on your mobile architecture, and answer your questions on UI design, code-sharing techniques, platform-specific issues, performance management, binding Objective-C and Java libraries, and more!

Miguel de Icaza coaching an Evolve 2014 attendee

Darwin Lounge

Stocked full of tech toys, massage chairs, Xamarin engineers, and a few really cool surprises, the Darwin Lounge is your place to hang out and relax between sessions. Back by popular demand, we’ll have several code challenges—Mini-Hacks—for you to complete to earn awesome prizes.

An attendee hanging out in the Darwin Lounge at Evolve 2014 is totally stoked about what he’s learning.
A robot solves a Rubik’s Cube at Evolve 2014.
A Xamarin employee and several attendees fly a quadcopter around the Darwin Lounge at Evolve 2013.


Hyatt Regency Orlando, FL April 24–28, 2016

If you are attending Training, please arrive on Sunday, April 24 in time for registration and sys config (12:00 pm–8:00 pm) and the Training Keynote at 8:00 pm. If you are attending the conference only, please arrive by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 26. The conference will end at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 28. We encourage all attendees to depart Friday, April 29.

Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL
Conference only
$1,799 $1,499
$2,999 $2,499
Hyatt Regency Hotel

*Limited to 600 attendees.

Early bird pricing is available until December 31.
Questions? Email evolve@xamarin.com.

The Xammy Awards are back!

This is your chance to be recognized on our global stage! App award categories include: Consumer, Enterprise and Emerging Devices. App submissions are open now through December 31st, 2015. Winners will be announced at the conference. There is only one chance to claim a category for the 2016 Xammy Awards — submit your app today!


2016 sponsors to be announced soon; until then, check out some top sponsors from 2014.

Microsoft IBM Avanade Amazon Google MobileIron Airwatch