Australia's Ultimate

Xamarin & Mobile Development Conference

Globally United | Multiple Locations | 10 November 2018


MonkeyFest is going global this year. Special day events will take place near your city on the Saturday 10 November 2018, showcasing the latest and best of Xamarin.

The events are hosted by the best Xamarin specialists on earth.

The Australian event is being held conference style, with 6 sessions going deep into Xamarin

At the end of the day we'll have a networking session a chance to ask the speakers anything

✔ Awesome Speakers
✔ Advanced and Easy Presentations
✔ Free
✔ Xamarin Learning
✔ Networking


Speakers are internationally experienced, professional Xamarin trainers, and hardcore Xamarin devs

Michael Ridland

Founder @ XAM Consulting Michael Ridland, Xamarin MVP, Community Blogger and the founder of XAM Consulting. A Xamarin fan since the monotouch days and a even bigger Xamarin.Forms fan since it's release. Michael has been leading Xamarin projects years and delivered enterprise apps of the highest quality in the market. Michael (and his team) are the creators of a few Xamarin.Forms components including the FreshMvvm Framework, SlideOverKit and FreshEssentials. You can find him over at and

Glenn Stephens

Bio Glenn Stephens is a Senior Content Developer at Microsoft working with Azure and Xamarin. Glenn has been working with Xamarin since 2011 and coding since the late 80s. Glenn has worn many hats over the years including Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Solution Architect, Software Development Manager and Programmer and worked in a variety of industries, from High-End Security, e-health, to Finance and Education.

An author, speaker, and app builder he has been writing code since the late 80's with musical taste to match. You can find him most days on the Sunshine Coast, Australia where he is based. When he's not coding, he enjoys playing the piano, reading and spending time with his family.

Divikiran Ravela

Technical Lead – XAM Consulting Pty Ltd Divikiran is a Technical Lead for Xamarin based Mobile App at XAM Consulting. He is .Net developer since 2007 working on wide range of industries using Microsoft Technologies. Before becoming Technical Lead, Divikiran was a professional Xamarin mobile developer from 2013. Divikiran co-hosts Melbourne Mobile Meetup and runs hackathons teaching new students and professionals about Xamarin. He is an instructor at Udemy and writes blogs on Xamarin.

Mick Byrne

Mick Byrne is the co-founder and owner of Melbourne based app development agency, We Make Apps. Since opening for business in 2011, We Make Apps have built all manner of apps for a broad range of clients, from new startups, universities, government agencies and major brands, such as ESPN, ALDI and ARB. In 2015 We Make Apps switched from pure native development to doing all new apps in Xamarin. Mick has been a .NET developer since the early 2000's and has been building apps since 2010.

Kym Phillpotts

Kym has a passion for new technologies, hand crafted apps and coaching developers. He has been slinging code professionally for over 25 years. Right now, he is a Senior Content Developer at Microsoft working with Azure and Xamarin and an Instructor at Xamarin University. Kym also co-curates the Weekly Xamarin Newsletter and blogs at .
When Kym isn't beavering away in front of his computer, you might find him travelling or cycling through foreign lands.

Libin Joseph

Libin is an early Xamarin adopter with over 13 years of experience in the software industry. He has built numerous web and mobile application for enterprise and Startups. Apart from his day job at Xam Consulting, he is also an active contributor for community events, and being an past entrepreneur he also likes to mentor to young startups.

Tickets & Venue

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Microsoft Reactor Sydney

Level 10

11 York Street

Sydney, NSW 2000



8:30 Registration
9:00 - 09:50

Build better apps

Kym Phillpotts
10:00 - 10:50

DevOps - Automate Everything

Alec Tucker
11:00 - 11:50

Getting real-time. Use SignalR and Xamarin to make communication delightful.

Glenn Stephens
12:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:50

Xamarin + UrhoSharp = AR

Divikiran Ravela
14:00 - 14:50

Leveraging Xamarin in an agency environment

Mick Byrne
14:50 - 15:10 Break
15:10 - 16:00

Rest yours apps on Refit

Libin Joseph
16:10 - 17:00 Chat with speakers & Networking

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