Xamarin Events in South Africa

UPDATE

I have created a better page for these events. Although the content of this new page is almost identical to this page, It looks way better. Be sure to check it out here and share to with your South African family/friends/colleagues/developers.

ORIGINAL

Every month, three cities across South Africa have User Groups for anyone interested in Xamarin. These events range from hands-on development to interesting talks related to Xamarin development.

There are user group meetups in 3 major cities:

Cape Town Xamarin User Group

As I stay in Cape Town, I always attend this User Group. We often discuss a wide variety of Xamarin-related topics.

We meet the second-last Thursday every month:

Location When Summary Description
Microsoft Campus Cape Town (2nd Floor, Engen House, Raapenburg Road, Mowbray, Cape Town, South Africa) March 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Usability vs performance and Serverless Cape Town MS Developer User Group (@CPTMSDUG) Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 PM Session 1 Usability vs performance Users appreciate pages being usable and interactive soon after they're visually ready. User Interface interactions ... https://www.meetup.com/Cape-Town-Ms-Dev-User-Group/events/258639550/
Microsoft Campus Cape Town (2nd Floor, Engen House, Raapenburg Road, Mowbray, Cape Town, South Africa) April 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Visual Studio 2019 Launch Local Event Cape Town MS Developer User Group (@CPTMSDUG) Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 PM Join us for a post-launch party for Visual Studio 2019! More details to follow... https://www.meetup.com/Cape-Town-Ms-Dev-User-Group/events/258970639/
  May 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Monthly Meetup Cape Town MS Developer User Group (@CPTMSDUG) Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 PM Session 1 TBA Speaker: Matthew Levy Sessions 2 TBA Speaker: TBA https://www.meetup.com/Cape-Town-Ms-Dev-User-Group/events/259012399/

Gauteng Xamarin User Group

Fairly often, I will come and visit this user group to say hi, and maybe present. Although I am not always there, the presenters / organizers are very good.

These guys meet almost every second Tuesday of the month:

Location When Summary Description
Microsoft Bryanston Office (3012 William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa) March 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Xamarin Forms: Creating Controls, Renderers and Effects for UI Reuse Johannesburg MS Developer User Group (@JHBMSDUG) Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 PM Being a Xamarin developer, one of our main goals is to be able to share as much code as possible between our applications. We often forget that we are... https://www.meetup.com/Johannesburg-Ms-Dev-User-Group/events/259156671/
Microsoft Bryanston Office (3012 William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa) April 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Visual Studio 2019 Launch Local Event Johannesburg MS Developer User Group (@JHBMSDUG) Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 PM Join us for a post-launch party for Visual Studio 2019! More details to follow... https://www.meetup.com/Johannesburg-Ms-Dev-User-Group/events/258983827/

Durban Xamarin User Group

This user group has just started up, but I know Xamarin developers. We are a great bunch, so come along and see what is happening.

Still to be confirmed, they meet the last Thursday of the month:

Location When Summary Description
  April 6, 2019 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Whats new in Visual Studio 2019 Durban MS Developer User Group (@DBNMSDUG) Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 AM Visual Studio 2019 is here! Join us for a session of awesome Visual Studio 2019 technical content to celebrate the launch and get you up to speed with... https://www.meetup.com/Durban-Ms-Dev-User-Group/events/259044855/

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