Modern App Dev Network Belgium

MADN is the Belgian usergroup that focusses on mobile development in the Microsoft stack.

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MADN is a Belgian usergroup that focusses on mobile development in the Microsoft stack. The idea is to share knowledge, skills and ideas with the entire community not only about mobile development but also about everything that has something to do with Windows or Windows Mobile.

From UWP to Xamarin or even more Emerging Experiences like Hololens, we have a session topic for you!

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Session sandwich: Visual Studio Mobile Center & HttpClient the right way

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Prins Boudewijnlaan 26
2550 Kontich

Date & Time

25 April 2017
18:00 - 21:00

Session 1 : A lap around Visual Studio Mobile Center

Continuous Integration, App distribution, Crash and Analytics reporting are very important aspects to keep in mind when developing (mobile) apps. Integrating these bits in your development process and application life-cycle aren't always the most easy and fun things to do. Visual Studio Mobile Center makes these DevOps tasks a lot simpler to configure and integrate. Moreover, not only DevOps is made easier with Visual Studio Mobile Center, also some Azure features like Authentication and Easy Tables can be set up and integrated in your app in no time! In this session, Pieter will walk you through Visual Studio Mobile Center. He will show you how to set up CI, app distribution, reporting, authentication and easy tables for your Xamarin Forms app. After this sessions you should have a good understanding about all the features of Visual Studio Mobile Center and how to integrate and configure it for your app.

About Pieter:

Pieter is passionate by software- engineering and development. A few of the technologies that interest him the most are: .NET, UWP, C#, XAML, Visual Studio, Azure, TFS, Visual Studio Team Services, Xamarin, Hololens, Unity, … These are not only the things that he uses on a daily basis while working at Ordina Belgium as a Senior .NET Software Engineer, where he is also Competence Lead Mobile. But also during his spare time he likes to play with these and other new technologies. Occasionally he blogs about his findings on

Session 2 : Using HttpClient the right way

If you've ever consumed a REST interface, you've probably used an HttpClient instance. Or multiple instances? Maybe even in a using statement?
What would be the right way to do this? Why? What other pitfalls / best practices are there? Join me in a lap around the do's and don'ts of HttpClient.
I might even include some Xamarin tips and tricks.

About Nico

Nico is one of us! You can check his bio on our team page.

Extra information

Food will be served at 18:00. Sessions start at 18:30.

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If you want to be a speaker at one of our events, want to offer some sponsoring in any way or just have a question or remark. Contact us on twitter or via email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!