Orlando Code Camp Follow-up

Brent Schooley / Monday, March 18, 2013

The third stop on the Brent Goes South For the Winter Tour took me to the Orlando Code Camp 2013.  This event, hosted by the Orlando .NET User Group (ONETUG), was held at Seminole State College on March 9, 2013.  Infragistics sponsored the event and I was really excited to give a few presentations and spend some quality time at the Infragistics booth talking to all of the attendees.


Session #1: Creating iOS Apps Using C# with Xamarin.iOS

I love giving this session because the technology involved is very exciting and there’s a lot of interest in it.  I got a very good reminder of that on Saturday because the room was completely full and people were even sitting on the floor.  Here’s a picture of the room (yes, I used the panorama feature in iOS after someone in the crowd said “Why don’t you use panorama?!”…click for larger view):


As I mentioned in my Roanoke Code Camp follow-up, I have been talking about this technology since it first launched.  It’s a great technology and I can tell people are definitely interested because of the amount of great questions that get asked during the session.  One piece of follow-up I wanted to provide those who were asking about pricing is regarding the multiple platform pricing.  I double-checked and there is a 10% discount if you get licenses for iOS and Android (or Mac) in the same purchase. 

Want more?  Infragistics has native iOS controls with bindings for Xamarin.iOS.  Check out my blog post for getting started with the NucliOS chart.  If you liked this session and want to see it again, a recorded webinar version of what was covered is available on YouTube.

Session #2: Designing for Windows 8

If my Speaking Engagements list is accurate, this is the 16th time I’ve given this session to either a user group or code camp.  I was a little rushed due to time constraints and the previous session running a bit long, but I still managed to get all of the material in there.  My apologies if it felt too rushed.  Here are some links to more information about this topic if you are interested:

  • Designing for Windows 8– Chapters 1, 2, and 6 take a deeper dive on the presentation material and chapters 3-5 cover additional topics not in the presentation itself
  • Helvetica– I mentioned that if you wanted to learn more about how type affects us and why, this is a great film to check out
  • design.windows.com– This is *the* place to go for all of Microsoft’s design documentation for Windows 8
  • Microsoft Design Style series – This is a series of blog posts I wrote about Microsoft Design Style


This was a really fun Code Camp.  The weather was amazing, the energy level was high, and the engagement at the booth was wonderful.  I’d like to thank the event staff for being very accommodating and helpful throughout.  Also, thank you to everyone who attended my sessions.

As I mentioned previously, I am also documenting things that happen on my tour outside of events over at brentschooley.com.  I’ll have some great things to post there soon from Orlando.


If you have any questions or comments, please comment below or find me on Twitter @brentschooley.  You can also email me at bschooley@infragistics.com.