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[11 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Mobile C# Café: a Xamarin blog by Dan Hermes

We have a new blog which focuses on Xamarin mobile app development called Mobile C# Café!
Dan Hermes, our founder and Xamarin MVP, covers all things Xamarin from his book, Xamarin Mobile Application Development.
Check it out here

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[23 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Building Mobile Apps for Business

Building Mobile Apps for Business
July 17th, 12:00 PM
Presenter: Dan Hermes
Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC)
5th Floor, Conference Room: “Havana” directions
Here are slides from the presentation:

Mobile is for business.  Every firm with a web app must now consider the visibility and sales they are losing by not having a mobile version.  Every new business or software product  is faced with this same concern.  Responsive design only gets us so far before it’s time to build a native app for several platforms.  How do we build business apps for Android, iOS, and Windows phones …

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[18 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
6/21: Mobile Design Patterns at Boston Code Camp 21

Dan Hermes gave a talk at Boston Code Camp 21 on Mobile Design Patterns (mostly UI patterns) and Xamarin.Forms.  Slides below.

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:10 AM, Saturday, June 21, 2014
Location: Microsoft New England (aka NERD), One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA, fl 1: Thomas Paul
Details: https://www.bostoncodecamp.com/CC21/Sessions/Details/7183

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[1 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Greater Boston Chapter presents Dan Hermes spoke about How App Usability, Functionality, and Analysis are Changing with Mobile on April 10, 2014 in Wellesley, MA.  Now we’re building apps for Android, iOS, Windows phone, and mobile web but is requirements gathering really any different? This talk will cover mobile mock-ups, usability, and important differences between PC web browser and mobile application analysis.   Here is what the talk was about and the slides:

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[24 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Agile Development in .NET: Now on Amazon

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.

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[27 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

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:

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[16 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Three Little Books Coming Soon

A flurry of writing this year leaves me with three little software books to offer you.  One on teamwork, one on communication, and the last on Agile in .NET.
All three will be available on Amazon.com and the Kindle store soon!

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[7 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
10/21: Dan Speaks at Project Summit & Business Analyst World

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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[1 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
5/2: Mastering Human Communication Patterns for NEMD

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


Topic: Mastering Human Communication Patterns

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[17 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
3/17: Dan Hermes Advises Small Businesses at ATNE/CreativeNext Event

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.