Keynote General Session

General Session: .NET Everywhere


11:00am - 12:00pm

Level: Everyone

James Montemagno

Principal Program Manager – Xamarin


In a mobile first, cloud first world it is essential to have a powerful framework that is high performant and available on every platform you want to target. That framework is .NET and has expanded to every device imaginable. Whether it is server, web, mobile, wearables, or IoT, .NET is there and fully cross-platform.

When it comes to mobile, Xamarin helps C# developers become native iOS, Android, and Windows mobile app developers overnight. Now that the Xamarin platform is open source and included with Visual Studio at no additional cost, it has never been a better time to be a .NET developer -- You can start crafting beautiful native mobile applications that are truly universal today!

With .NET Core and ASP.NET Core we can now bring the power of .NET to servers, desktop, and the web and deploy our rich and engaging applications on any number of operating systems including Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Join James Montemagno in a general session focused on how you can leverage your existing .NET and C# skills to build apps for any platform. During this session he will take you through everything you need to get started building apps and a few revolutionary tools to help learn the amazing APIs packed into each platform.