Modern App Dev Network Belgium

MADN is the Belgian usergroup that focusses on mobile development in the Microsoft stack.

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MADN is a Belgian usergroup that focusses on mobile development in the Microsoft stack. The idea is to share knowledge, skills and ideas with the entire community not only about mobile development but also about everything that has something to do with Windows or Windows Mobile.

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Buzzz words cocktail: Brandon Minnick on Xamarin, Azure API and Cosmos DB

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Microsoft Belgium
PassPort Building
Luchthaven Brussel Nationaal 1930 Zaventem

Date & Time

29 November 2018
18:30 - 21:00


Brandon Minnick is visiting us on November 29th! We threw a couple of ingredients (buzz words like Xamarin, Azure API apps, Cosmos DB, async/await, ...) at him and he's turning them into an awesome cocktail!

Brandon will talk about Azure API apps:

  • Intro to Azure API apps
  • What is an API
  • How to create APIs and deploy them to Azure
  • How to connect via a Xamarin app

Next, he'll discuss Comos DB:

  • Intro to Cosmos DB
  • What is Cosmos DB
  • How to create a Cosmos DB backend in Azure
  • How to connect to Cosmos via a Xamarin app

This is going to be an awesome session, showing how to combine some cool and cutting edge cloud technologies in Azure with the best mobile development platform: Xamarin!

About Brandon Minnick

Mobile app developer, Florida Gator, World Traveler!
I love mobile and have been creating iOS, Android and UWP Apps since joining Xamarin in 2015!
My journey to becoming a mobile app developer started with a Computer Hardware Engineering degree from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). This is when I fell in love with writing code, albeit I was designing microprocessors not mobile apps, yet!
My career continued to evolve, designing end-to-end satellite network architectures for Harris Corporation. It was during this period that my passions realigned as I took weekend classes and completed the Professional MBA Program at University of Florida. Go Gators, again!
I saw mobile becoming the wave of the future, so I moved across the country to join Xamarin and be a part of the mobile revolution!
My wife, Kim, and I love to travel any chance we get! We like to balance between relaxing on sunny beaches and hiking/exploring exciting places.
In my free time I love running, swimming, water polo and snow skiing.

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