I'll be speaking at the Charlotte .NET User Group on September 27 (next
week). The subject will be Mono for Android. Info on the talk:
Tuesday, September 27, at 6:00 PM in the Mt. Kilimanjaro/Mt. Everest rooms of the Charlotte Microsoft Campus for an introduction on writing native applications geared for the Android Platform based on .NET/C#/Mono. We'll examine the overall architecture of MonoDroid, discuss how it integrates with Visual Studio, debug with MonoDroid, and look at a couple of example apps written with MonoDroid. This session is for the .NET developer that wants to move to the Android Mobile Platform. While the session will be introductory for the Android Platform, it will be intermediate/expert for those on the .NET Platform.
Android development is predominantly with the Java Language based on the Java VM "Dalvik" using the Eclipse IDE. If a developer or company has already made a significant investment in .NET, the time to learn Java and the Android Mobile Platform is significant. An attendee of this session will be able to take their existing knowledge of .NET/C# and Visual studio and immediately apply this to writing apps for the Android Mobile Platform. The significance of this should not be understated. Learning a new language, no matter how similar to .NET/C#, results in a significant learning curve as well as a significant time investment. Add in the time required to learn Eclipse, and there is even more time required. With this session, you will learn how to develop Android Applications using Visual Studio and the Novell MonoDroid plugin. Attendees will be able to immediately begin development on Android in Visual Studio 2010 using their existing language skills and known development environment.
Wally McClure graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) with a BS & MS in Electrical Engineering. Since that time, he has done consulting and development for companies large and small. Wally has authored books on iPhone Programming with Mono/Monotouch, Android Programming with Mono for Android, application architecture, ADO.NET & SQL Server, and finally AJAX. He is a Microsoft MVP and an ASPInsider, and a partner in Scalable Development, Inc., where we're ramping up to provide training on Monotouch and Mono for Android. You can read his blog at morewally.com and follow him on Twitter at @wbm.
Wally is married and has two children. When not writing software, Wally plays golf, exercises, and hangs out with his family.