Recently I attended a 'Xamarin Hack Day' organised by Michael Ridland & SSW here in Sydney. It was a great day which started with a few presentations, and led into everyone sitting down and coding away on Xamarin applications.
SSW are taking the concept around the world, so if you're interested in learning more about Xamarin you should check out XamarinHackDay.com
In the morning I gave a presentation on iBeacons and how to use them with Xamarin. I've got a keen interest in beacons and think there are big opportunities for developers that create applications which leverage them. I've spent some time trying out different beacon brands and trying out the iOS and third party Android SDK's. I've also been involved in discussing potential use cases to customers of Envoy as part of our iBeacon software development offering.
SSW recorded and edited the video, and have put it online here on their SSW TV website.
For convenience, here is the youtube video embedded:
And here are the slides: