With Microsoft’s acquisition of Xamarin, the interest level from the community spiked. Now included with Visual Studio, Xamarin is more acessible than ever. So what’s the next step? How do you get started? What are the pitfalls you should know about? What exactly is Xamarin? In this workshop we’ll talk about what Xamarin is and what it is NOT. We’ll look at the different technologies available under the Xamarin umbrella, and most importantly we’ll write some code! Bring your laptop and we’ll walk through the steps neceesary to build a working Xamarin app, starting from a blank solution.