MAD Tampa Xamarin University Spring Fling set for This Saturday 5/21!

The Mobile Application Developer Tampa user group is sponsoring a Xamarin spring fling beach BBQ!!!! This is a worldwide Xamarin event and we will have Xamarin and Syncfusion Swag for this Greater Tampa area fling. Limited seating, so sign up now!

Rain or shine, we have an incredible event shaping up for this weekend on Saturday 5/21 in the greater Tampa area! This event should be fun and is a great way to meet Xamarin developers in your local area. All folks who have registered are invited to join the Xamarin Slack Team using We hope to see everyone active on Slack, May 21. Don’t forget to take pictures to share! Take a bunch and tweet away with #XamarinUSpringFling

Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar
Robert K Rees Memorial Park – 4835 Green Key Road, New Port Richey, FL 34652 – View Map

Register for this event which is on 5/21 at 3pm at:

It’s been a long time since we had a geek BBQ! No PowerPoint’sPowerPoints or projectors on the beach, we use White Boards and flip charts for beach meetings. Battery power only for laptops.  We might have a Brighthouse signal there. I will check that, but count on no internet. We will have the big hut with the huge grill, so this event is on rain or shine. It’s a county park so this is $2 parking with incredible sunsets. There is a playground for kids. Walking trail lookout over the Gulf where you can see houses on stilts in the water. No bottles on beach. See park rules and general info here for Green Key beach.

Event starts at 3PM (eat at 5) and runs until sunset, which should be about 8:30 . Everyone needs to bring a side dish to share as well as your own beverages and we have sponsors to buy all the grill meats, charcoal, paper plates and red plastic cups. The optional after party will be at the Reef in Downtown New Port Richey, 5-minute drive away on Main St and Grand Ave in New Port Richey, FL.

IT WILL BE A BLAST! We will be on the blog page of Xamarin for sure with the photos we all take.

See great info on this PowerPoint presentation about  Xamarin University !

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:


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Webinar: Building Universal Windows Apps with No Code in Microsoft App Studio

When: Monday 5/9/16 at Noon to 12:30 PM EST

Where: Online using Start Meeting (details below)

Registration link:

Join Microsoft MVP Russ Fustino and the Fustino Brothers in Building universal Windows apps with no code using Microsoft App Studio. It’s all about creating quality apps quickly using templates. The enhanced App Studio (now for Windows 10) gives up great start. Use the new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) – one binary, one project for phone and tablet. Employ new the pivot control API’s for YouTube and Flickr integration. Deploy ads easier. And wrap-up a responsive website in an app. These features for app development including “T!PS” for business will be discussed and demonstrated during the webinar. Register today and reserve your virtual seat.


Live Online Screen Meeting Instructions:
1. On Your Computer- It’s Recommended to Use a Headset.
- Join-In 3-5 minutes before meeting
- Over the Internet, with your computer / laptop / tablet at -this link:
- If you don’t already have the “Start Meeting” free software – A dialog box will come up and ask permission to download, please click/tap Yes.
- The system will guide you through the process to participate in the online meeting.
- Click/Tap “Join”, complete your name and email address, then click/tap “Submit”.
- First, the “Fustino Brothers, Inc.” dashboard with show on screen. – Test your speaker/mike. If headset doesn’t work, or if connection is lost try “Rejoin”.
- Click/Tap on the green microphone symbol. When the symbol turns red you are live.
- Introduce yourself.

Or, Conference Call Instructions to Join-In:
1. For the Phone Take Your Call in a Quite Location-
- Join-In using a land line / mobile phone (no computer needed for this option). – Dial (530) 881-1212(530) 881-1212 when prompted enter access code followed by the “pound” key.
- 679-256-129# (be sure to include the “#” symbol).
- Meeting time approximately 45 mins. Meeting may be recorded.