Instructors

Rob Gibbens

Trainer Manager

Rob spent 20+ years as a web developer, primarily on the Microsoft stack. He then started dabbling with MonoTouch and was hooked once again, this time on mobile development.

Rob started coding journey in 1993 on the day the first Mosaic web browser was released. He spent 20+ years as a web developer, primarily on the Microsoft stack. In 2009, he started dabbling with MonoTouch, and was hooked once again, this time on mobile development. When not teaching, Rob will be coding at all hours of the day.

Email: rob.gibbens@microsoft.com
Twitter: @RobGibbens
Website: http://arteksoftware.com

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Chris van Wyk

Instructor

Chris fell in love with mobile development when Xamarin was still MonoTouch. According to him it’s the perfect developer toolset too create applications that delights users across mobile platforms.

Chris fell in love with mobile development when Xamarin was still MonoTouch. According to him it’s the perfect developer toolset too create applications that delights users across mobile platforms.

Email: chrvaw@microsoft.com
Twitter: @chrisvwyk
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/chrisvanwyk

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Glenn Stephens

Instructor

A developer, author and trainer; Glenn started coding 30 years ago and enjoys writing iOS and Android apps.

A developer, author and trainer; Glenn started coding 30 years ago and enjoys writing iOS and Android apps. Glenn has worked as a developer, team leader, architect, CEO and is obsessed by mobile technology in all forms.

Email: Glenn.Stephens@microsoft.com
Twitter: @glennstephens

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Jason DeBoever

Instructor

Jason has had a varied career as software developer and architect, entrepreneur, nutrition guru, and US Marine.

Jason has had a varied career as software developer and architect, entrepreneur, nutrition guru, and US Marine. He has been creating software professionally for the last eighteen years, and has presented on a variety of development topics, most often focusing on .NET technologies.

Email: jasdeb@microsoft.com
Twitter: @jdeboever
Website: http://fudi.st

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Jesse Dietrichson

Instructor

Jesse began as a self-taught software developer and has been passionate about programming since a very young age.

Jesse began as a self-taught software developer and has been passionate about programming since a very young age. He started his programming career in video game back-end development, and eventually moved to desktop and mobile development. His areas of expertise are .NET development and the C# language.

Email: jediet@microsoft.com
Twitter: @JDProgramming
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jessedietrichson
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Judy McNeil

Instructor

A veteran software developer and weekend aviator, Judy McNeil brings her passion for technology and teaching to Xamarin University, illustrated in her upbeat, dynamic class sessions.

A veteran software developer and weekend aviator, Judy McNeil brings her passion for technology and teaching to Xamarin University, illustrated in her upbeat, dynamic class sessions.

Email: Judy.McNeil@microsoft.com
Twitter: @flyinggeekette

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Kym Phillpotts

Instructor

Kym has a passion for new technologies, hand crafted apps, and coaching developers.

Kym has a passion for new technologies, hand crafted apps, and coaching developers. He has been slinging code professionally for over 20 years. When Kym isn't beavering away in front of his computer, or participating in hack-fests you might find him travelling and cycling through foreign lands.

Email: Kym.Phillpotts@microsoft.com
Twitter: @kphillpotts
Website: kymphillpotts.com
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kymphillpotts
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René Ruppert

Instructor

As a long-term .NET developer with a passion for mobile apps, René has passion for smartphones. Today, he helps others successfully create true cross-platform apps.

A long-term .NET developer with a passion for mobile apps, specifically with iOS, René Ruppert started programming games in Turbo Pascal back in the 1990s. Later, he studied and achieved his MSc in Computer Science. Over the years, he learns that C# is the language he loves. Combined with his passion for smartphones, the logical consequence was to use Xamarin. Today, he helps others successfully create true cross-platform apps. Specializations: iOS, experienced with data-heavy apps and security/data encryption, CocosSharp. 

Email: rene.ruppert@microsoft.com
Twitter: @rene_ruppert
Website: c-sharpx.net
LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/1fs0p28

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Curriculum

Adrian Stevens

Curriculum Manager

Adrian leads the Xamarin University curriculum team who are responsible for designing and authoring the live and self-guided training courses.

Adrian Stevens has over 15 years of experience developing on mobile platforms with C#, C++ and .NET. Prior to join Xamarin as an instructor, Adrian had released several successful mobile applications developed using Xamarin.iOS & Xamarin.Android. More recently, Adrian leads the Xamarin University curriculum team who are responsible for designing and authoring the live and self-guided training courses.

Email: adstevens@microsoft.com
Twitter: @adrian_stevens
Blog: www.themethodology.net
Usergroup: www.vancouvermobile.net

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Mark Taparauskas

Curriculum Creator

Mark is a reformed language-lawyer who is happier building apps than debating when the C# spec changed to allow bool in switch statements. He currently writes Xamarin University curriculum for both the live and the self-guided courses.

Mark has been authoring courseware, presenting training, and writing code since 1991. He is a reformed language-lawyer who is happier building apps than debating when the C# spec changed to allow bool in a switch statement. At Xamarin University, he writes curriculum for both the live and the self-guided courses.

Email: matapar@microsoft.com
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Helen Miller

Instructional Designer

At Xamarin University, Helen authors courses for instructor-led and self-guided learning, and keeps up on different ways to make technical content fun and engaging.

Helen has worked in the field of higher education, faculty development, and distance learning for the past 11 years. Her efforts include adding interactivity into the distance classroom and creating active learning environments. At Xamarin University, she authors courses for instructor-led and self-guided learning, and geeks out on different ways to make technical content fun and engaging.

Email: hemiller@microsoft.com
Twitter: @edtech_Helena
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/helenmillerxamarin

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Adam Patridge

Curriculum Creator

Adam Patridge began developing software in 2000, with a current focus on Xamarin technologies growing from experiments writing programs for Windows Mobile 2003 devices.

Adam began developing software in 2000, with a current focus on Xamarin technologies growing from experiments writing programs for Windows Mobile 2003 devices. Prior to Xamarin, Adam was a developer for Seirra Trading Post, working on their online e-commerce platform and developing their initial mobile e-commerce web site and apps created using Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android. Adam has also worked on a growing video-based social media app developed entirely with Xamarin.Forms. Recreationally, Adam works on a number of small open-source development utility and productivity projects and has published a silly distraction game for toddlers called Smudges.

Email: adam.patridge@microsoft.com
Twitter: @patridgedev
Blog: www.patridgedev.com
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/adampatridge

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Training Partners

Michael Stonis

President

Michael Stonis is a partner at Eight-Bot, a software consultancy in Chicago, where he focuses on mobile and integration solutions for enterprises using .Net.

Michael Stonis is a partner at Eight-Bot, a software consultancy in Chicago, where he focuses on mobile and integration solutions for enterprises using .Net. He loves mobile technology and how it has opened up our world in new and interesting ways that seemed like an impossibility just a few years ago. He is always looking for new challenges and ways to make things better. Outside of work, you will probably find him spending time with his family, brewing beer or playing pinball.


Specializations

  • Xamarin.Android
  • Xamarin.iOS
  • Android and iOS Design Guidance
  • Bindings for Android and iOS
  • API Design and Implementation
  • Application Architecture and Integration
  • Enterprise Applications

Email: michael.stonis@xamarin.com
Twitter: @MichaelStonis
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/michaelstonis

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Geert van der Cruijsen

Lead Consultant, Mobile Technical Architect

Geert van der Cruijsen is a Lead Consultant and mobile technical architect at Xpirit, a Dutch Microsoft consultancy firm.

Geert van der Cruijsen is a Lead Consultant and mobile technical architect at Xpirit, a Dutch Microsoft consultancy firm. Geert helps his customers define and implement their mobile strategy and has led many enterprise app projects based on Xamarin. Geert loves thinking about concepts and app ideas and bringing them to live from initial ideas to first prototype to eventually, a live app in the stores.

Geert is also an active speaker and blogger on mobile app development topics and is a co-organizer of the Dutch Mobile .Net Meetup in the Netherlands

Email: gvandercruijsen@xpirit.com
Blog: http://mobilefirstcloudfirst.net 
Twitter: @geertvdc

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Mark Arteaga

Founder & CEO

Mark specializes in implementing clients' visions for their customer’s business needs and implementing those visions into realities with mobile and web based software solutions.

Mark specializes in implementing clients' visions for their customer’s business needs and implementing those visions into realities with mobile and web based software solutions. With clients such as Microsoft, Bell Media, Orkin, Brookfield, Telerik and the Art Gallery of Ontario as well as others, Mark has vast experience in helping solve business problems through software and bringing his clients visions to life. Mark’s love and knowledge of game changing technology is felt in his presentations, technical articles and mentoring activities.



Email: mark@redbitdev.com
Blog: http://www.redbitdev.com/blog
Website: http://www.markarteaga.com/
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Robert Ringham

Principal Architect, Mobile Expert

Rob Ringham is a Principal Architect with Infusion, focusing on enterprise mobility.                  

Rob Ringham is a Principal Architect with Infusion, focusing on enterprise mobility. Rob has been working for Infusion for over 6 years, consulting in financial services, retail digital development, education and more. Rob is currently Infusion’s Mobile Expert and specializes in delivering cross-platform, enterprise-scale mobile applications for Infusion’s clients with Xamarin.

Email: rringham@infusion.com

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Roy Cornelissen

Mobile Lead

Roy specializes in software architecture and development for mobile solutions using the Azure and Xamarin platforms.

Roy Cornelissen is Mobile Lead at Xpirit Netherlands, a consulting firm focused on new and innovating technologies. Roy specializes in software architecture and development for mobile solutions using the Azure and Xamarin platforms.

Email: rcornelissen@xpirit.com 
Blog: https://roycornelissen.wordpress.com
Twitter: @roycornelissen
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Team

Bryan Costanich

VP of Education Services

Bryan Costanich is the Vice President of Education Services at Xamarin and heads up both Xamarin University and the Documentation team.

Bryan Costanich is a renowned Software Architect, published author, mobile development expert, and a seasoned entrepreneur. In addition to having published App Store apps, he led the team that built Cricket's MuveMusic service, which runs on Android is the largest mobile music subscription service on the planet. When not working in tech, you can find Bryan building robots, monkeying around in Hollywood, or out in the mountains (usually hanging from a cliff).

Twitter: @bryancostanich
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryancostanich
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Mark Smith

Director of Training and Curriculum

Mark leads the training and curriculum teams, helping to craft the overall experience of Xamarin University.

Mark has been developing software for over 30 years and has spent the last 10 focused on creating and presenting training curriculum for Windows, .NET, iOS, and most recently, Xamarin. At Xamarin University, Mark leads the training and curriculum teams, helping to craft the overall experience of Xamarin University.

Email: mark.smith@xamarin.com
Twitter: @marksm
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marksm
Website:
http://www.julmar.com/blog/mark

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Karina Ung

Training Program Manager

Karina manages various programs and supports the training team to ensure students have the right resources to become success Xamarin mobile developers.

As a Training Program Manager, Karina works with a variety of groups at Xamarin, but directly supports the training team to ensure students have the right resources to becoming successful Xamarin mobile developers.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/karinaung
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Diane Lee

Training Coordinator

Diane is a Bay Area local who loves the outdoors and helping Xamarin University students be successful using Xamarin technology.

Diane went to UC Davis and studied Economics and International Relations. She’s a Bay Area local and has always been surrounded by the tech industry, and is consequently interested about innovation in the tech space. She works primarily with the Xamarin University team to ensure that both the trainers and students have the tools and resources to be successful. Outside of work, you’ll definitely find her outside camping, climbing, hiking, or hanging out with dogs.
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Samir Adadow

Training Coordinator

Samir is involved with many of the day to day business operations surrounding Xamarin University, supporting trainers and students to create the best possible learning environment for Xamarin developers.

Samir is involved with many of the day to day business operations surrounding Xamarin University, supporting trainers and students to create the best possible learning environment for Xamarin developers.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samir-adadow-768417b1
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Adam Dunn

Sr. Software Engineer

Adam Dunn has over 15 years of software development and architecture experience.                  

Adam Dunn has over 15 years of software development and architecture experience. Passionate about empowering children, Adam won an award for a game concept aimed at teaching children to code. He has also built and led teams that shipped several popular casual games on both mobile and web. He treasures being a father of three.



Email: adam.dunn@xamarin.com
Twitter: @AdamDunn99
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/adam-dunn/1/715/107
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Brian Kim

Sr. Software Engineer

Brian is a seasoned technical veteran who has spent over 15 years architecting, leading, and developing solutions across various technology platforms for data, server, web, and mobile.

Brian is a seasoned technical veteran who has spent over 15 years architecting, leading, and developing solutions across various technology platforms for data, server, web, and mobile. More recently, Brian has been focusing on DevOps, building high availability systems, and growing teams. Outside of work, you’ll find Brian hacking up the golf course, bluffing at the poker table, or sculpting Play-Doh with his son.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/bkim237
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