Dan Hermes: Xamarin Book Tour

I’m on tour with my best-selling Apress book, Xamarin Mobile Application Development! I’ll be speaking about cross-platform mobile apps and how to build them for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, on both phones and tablets. Drawing on UI and navigation designs from the most popular and progressive apps, I walk through how to engage and delight the user every step of the way. I’ll show how to use C# to build iOS, Android, and Windows Phone apps using the Xamarin Platform, the premiere cross-platform toolset for native app creation. Here is the current schedule:

2017

January 12th Burlington, MA – Microsoft Azure Day

March 20th   Las Vegas, NV – IBM Interconnect 2017

August MSDN Magazine – How Xamarin.Forms Took a Drone App Higher

October 22nd  Orlando, FL – Microsoft Ignite 2017

December 8th Microsoft edX course- DevOps for Mobile Apps

2016

January 11th      Jacksonville, Florida – North Florida Xamarin User Group

January 12th     Tampa, Florida – Mobile App Dev Tampa (MADTampa)

January 13th     Orlando, Florida – Orlando .NET User Group (ONETUG)

January 14th     Fort Lauderdale, Florida – South Florida Xamarin Users Group

February 24th    Las Vegas, NV – IBM Interconnect 2016

March 8th       Washington D.C. –  DC Mobile .NET Developers

March 17th      Cambridge, MA – Boston Mobile C# Developer’s Group

June 29th        Cambridge, MA – Boston New Tech: Mobile App Showcase

August 9th    Cambridge, MA –  Boston Technology Workshops

August 20th    Cambridge, MA –  Xamarin Dev Days

Come out and hear about C# mobile app development at an event near you!
Are you a mobile group and want me to present? Let me know.

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Agile Development in .NET: Now on Amazon

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The first publication in my QuickNotes series is  Agile Development in .NET.  Most Agile methodologies used in .NET shops nationwide are variations of Scrum and Extreme Programming(XP). This booklet covers these tools and techniques: Test-driven Development (TDD), Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Continuous Integration (CI), and Refactoring to Patterns.  The QuickNotes series covers relevant topics in software development to provide the reader with a swift overview of important trends, terms, and concepts.  This book is available at Amazon.com. Continue reading

Cross-Platform Mobile Development In C#

What do you need to know to build native mobile apps using C#? Phone and tablet operating systems and programming models differ from web and desktop development. There are many options available for mobile events, threading, and services, but what are the best ones when coding in C#? Featuring the Xamarin product suite, this talk covers the fundamentals of native mobile development in iOS and Android, including: Continue reading

10/21: Dan Speaks at Project Summit & Business Analyst World

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Project managers and analysts converge on Boston in October for a conference on management and specifications for software. Software consultant Dan Hermes will speak on the topic of human communication in the software industry, presenting material from his publication How to Interact with People.

Mastering Human Communication Patterns by Dan Hermes
Project Summit & Business Analyst World
October 21, 2013, 3:45pm
Boston Marriott Burlington Hotel
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5/2: Mastering Human Communication Patterns for NEMD

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New England Microsoft Developers will feature Dan Hermes as a speaker on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, 6:30pm in Waltham, MA.  He will cover material from his forthcoming books, Softwareball: How to Play as a Team in the Software Industry and How to Interact with People: Human Communication in the Software Industry.

1st Floor Conference Room
201 Jones Rd., Waltham, MA
1st Floor Conference Room
201 Jones Rd., Waltham, MA
http://www.meetup.com/NE-MSFT-Devs/

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Topic: Mastering Human Communication Patterns

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3/17: Dan Hermes Advises Small Businesses at ATNE/CreativeNext Event

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Dan Hermes served on a panel of advisors for Art Technology New England’s (ATNE) Growth Resource Meeting for small businesses on the morning of April 17th. Three firms in early stages of growth presented their business plans for review. This event is sponsored by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development CreativeNext series run by Helena Fruscio, the Creative Economy Industry Director. Continue reading

4/23 at Microsoft: Human Communication Patterns for Techies

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NE IT Pro Community Leaders will feature Dan Hermes as a speaker on April 23rd, 2013, 3:00pm at the Microsoft Office at 1 Cambridge Center.  He will cover material from his forthcoming books, Softwareball: How to Play as a Team in the Software Industry and How to Interact with People: Human Communication in the Software Industry.

When: April 23rd, 2013, 3:00pm new time
Where: Microsoft Office, 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA map

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Topic: Mastering Human Communication Patterns

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3/13 at MIT: Human Communication Patterns for Techies

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The Back Bay Large Installation System Administration(BBLISA) group featured Dan Hermes as a speaker on March 13th, 2013, 7:00pm at MIT.  He covered material from his forthcoming book, How to Interact with People: Human Communication in the Software Industry.  For details, see: http://www.bblisa.org/
When: March 13th, 2013, 7:00pm
Where:MIT, Building E51, Room 149, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
Schedule:
7:00 – Announcements & Introductions
7:30 – Formal presentation
Topic: Mastering Human Communication Patterns
Missed human connections in the software industry account for most of our project failures.  Improving communication can dramatically improve individual and team performance.
Typical Frustrations
They just don’t get it
They talked at you for an hour and made no sense
That meeting was like a construction committee for the Tower of Babel
In the same way that programming languages have interfaces and design patterns, so do human beings.  Problems that appear technical in nature can usually be traced back to failed interactions between people.
We’ll explore:
The human interface in the software shop and key patterns of communication. At both the individual and departmental levels
Examine techniques for how to listen to and understand others
How to be heard and understood yourself.

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The Back Bay Large Installation System Administration(BBLISA) group will feature Dan Hermes as a speaker on March 13th, 2013, 7:00pm at MIT.  He will cover material from his forthcoming books, Softwareball: How to Play as a Team in the Software Industry and How to Interact with People: The Missing Guide to the Software Development Industry.  For details, see: http://www.bblisa.org/

When: March 13th, 2013, 7:00pm
Where:MIT, Building E51, Room 149, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

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80 foot Video Installation at Boston Convention Center

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Dan Hermes’ video installation entitled ‘Air in Three Colors’ exhibits every Friday on the Boston Convention Center’s 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED marquee.  Artist’s works were selected by a panel of Boston Cyberarts and MCCA staff.

When: Every Friday from 10PM-7AM.