Play-with-Docker Hands-on Labs: Modernizing Windows Applications!

Join us for the Mobile local edition of this season’s Play-with-Docker workshop series!

The main theme of this global event series is modernizing traditional .NET / Windows applications!

Moving an application to Docker doesn’t mean you have to re-write your whole application. In this hands-on technical lab, you’ll containerize an older, monolithic .NET application without changing any code. And you’ll see the benefit of running it on Docker. Then in a few simple steps, you’ll build additional services in separate containers, breaking features out of the monolith into separate containers, without rewriting the app.

We will also have a number of other labs available on a variety of topics and for different skill levels, including for beginners. Bring your laptop and #LearnDocker.

If you are an advanced user who would like to help people work through the labs, reach out to us using the ‘Contact us’ button at the bottom of the page!

Food and drinks will be provided! Let everyone know you’re coming by using #LearnDocker.

6:00 pm: Doors Open
6:15 pm: Welcome Message & Intro Slides
6:30 pm: Hands-on Labs
8:00 pm: Closing Remarks, Networking

Hosted By
Xiangdong Zhang, Community Leader

Cross-Platform App Development with Xamarin.Forms

Speaker: Alberto Medeiros, Software Engineer
Meeting Topic: Cross-Platform App Development with Xamarin.Forms

Join us this month as we talk about using Xamarin.Forms for cross-platform app development. Learn why developers use Xamarin to build mobile apps and how it compares to other native solutions such as Swift and Java. We’ll also show some practical use-cases to help jumpstart your development in Xamarin.Forms. At this meeting we will detail both Xamarin basics and some more advanced tips and tricks.

And as always, if you want input into the next topic or would like to speak at a meeting, message the Bit-Wizards Facebook Page. We can’t wait to hear from you!


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SQL Saturday

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SQL Saturday

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