MonkeyFest 2017 – Global Xamarin Summit

Friday, September 22nd

9:00 am - MonkeyFest 2017 – Global Xamarin Summit

MonkeyFest is the largest global summit for .Net cross-platform development technologies of the year.

This is the place to meet and greet worldwide cross platform community leaders, Xamarin gurus, cloud experts, security champions, devOps bosses, tech evangelists and world class technology speakers.

Expect an avalanche of goodness about the latest and best of the cross platform development world, cloud computing and .Net universe set within an idyllic location with a festival atmosphere.

The event will take place over 2 days with 4 tracks in Singapore on 22/23 September 2017.


  • Keith Ballinger
    Director of Program Management, Microsoft
    Keith is the Director of Program Management for Mobile Developer Cloud Services at Microsoft. He was previously the VP of Product for Xamarin, which Microsoft acquired in March of 2016.
  • Thomas Dohmke
    Principal Group PM Manager, Microsoft
    Thomas Dohmke is the group program manager for Visual Studio Mobile Center at Microsoft, being responsible for driving the product vision and managing the team of program managers for each feature.
  • Nish Anil
    Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
    Nish is a Senior Program Manager on the Xamarin team at Microsoft. He is a C# fanatic and has been writing softwares for web and desktop platforms for little over a decade.
  • Ben Askren
    Owner, 42nd Parallel
    Ben Askren is the owner of 42nd Parallel, an application and infrastructure development company with business, technical and leadership expertise specializing in construction and engineering applications. He is the author of Forms9Patch, a Xamarin.Forms extension package used globally in gaming, media, and enterprise mobile applications.
  • Nigel Parker
    Director, Technical Evangelism, Asia Pacific, Microsoft
    Nigel leads technical evangelism for Microsoft across Asia Pacific. Nigel has been at Microsoft for 12 years starting his journey in New Zealand
  • Madoka Chiyoda
    Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
    Madoka is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Japan. Before joining Microsoft, she had been a mobile app developer using Xamarin for years.
  • Karl Krukow
    Principal Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft
    Karl is the Engineering manager for Test Cloud in Visual Studio Mobile Center. Continuous Delivery aficionado.
  • Gáspár Nagy
    SpecFlow & BDD coach, Spec Solutions
    Gáspár Nagy is the creator and main contributor of SpecFlow, the most widely used ATDD/BDD framework for .NET.
  • Alec Tucker
    Head of Mobile Product Development, APAC, The White Clarke Group
    Alec has held a variety of roles over the years from programmer to Technical Director, he runs the Sydney Mobile .Net Developers group.
  • Rui Marinho
    Software Engineer, Microsoft
    Rui is working at Microsoft on the Xamarin Forms team. He is a night hacker in many other technologies, like Raspberry Pi and home automation, as well as an avid open source contributor.
  • Martijn Van Dijk
    Xamarin consultant, Xablu
    Martin is a Microsoft & Xamarin MVP from The Netherlands. Working with Xamarin, Android, Windows and iOS. Contributor of MvvmCross, and several other Xamarin plugins.
  • Matthew Robbins
    Xamarin Developer,
    Matthew is the creator of MFractor, incredible Xamarin tools. A Xamarin and Microsoft MVP, he builds beautiful recruitment apps for
  • Michael Ridland
    Technical Director, Xam Consulting
    Michael Ridland is the founder and Technical Director of XAM Consulting. Awarded as a Xamarin MVP for 2 years, he loves blogging and speaking on technology topics, he’s presented at conferences like NDC Sydney, Xamarin Days, DDD, and more.
  • Laurent Bugnion
    Senior Technical Evangelist, Valorem
    Laurent works as Senior Technical Evangelist for Valorem (previously IdentityMine), one of the leading companies (and Gold Partner) for Microsoft technologies such as Windows Presentation Foundation, Xamarin, Windows Store, Windows Phone, XBOX, Azure, Office 365 and more! He is based in Zurich Switzerland.
  • Glenn Stephens
    Senior Content Developer, Microsoft
    Glenn Stephens is part of the Xamarin University Team. He is an author, trainer and can’t stop making apps.
  • Ben Ishiyama-Levy
    Director, Xamariners
    Microsoft and Xamarin MVP,
    .Net Pianist, Agile Technologist, Cucumberist, Scrummatologist, Speaker, Xamarin conference organiser, Xamarin plugins author.
  • Puja Pramudya
    Technology director , Radyalabs
    Puja Pramudya is the co-founder of Radya Labs Teknologi, a mobility solution provider based in Indonesia. He is a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio & Development Technologies for 7 years, helping local Microsoft to grow IT community in the region.
  • Udara Alwis
    Software Engineer, Xamariners
    Experienced Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the IT industry. Skilled in Mobile Application Development specialized in Xamarin Framework, as well as Native Android, Windows Phone and iOS Development, Dot NET Platform and Java.
  • Michael John Peña
    Senior Consultant, Readify
    Michael is an experienced Technical Consultant currently working with Readify in Sydney, Australia, a Microsoft MVP in Windows Development since 2015, a Xamarin MVP since 2017, and a certified professional with more than 5 years of working experience ranging from Mobile, Cloud, Web and DevOps.
  • Tsubasa Hirano
    Engineer, Lifebear
    Tsubasa is an engineer at Lifebear, also known as ‘Xamarin.Mac fanatic’, based in Japan. OzCode Evangelist, Microsoft MVP for VS and DevTechs, and photographer.
  • Jim Bennett
    Mobile Developer, Eroad
    Jim is aXamarin MVP and Certified Developer, Microsoft MVP, blogger, author of Xamarin In Action, speaker, father, husband.
  • Sohel Shekha
    Mobile Lead, Halza
    Mobile Lead, Speaker and Author – Xamarin / C# / Android / iOS
  • Atsushi Enomoto
    Software Engineer, Xamarin
    Atsushi is a sole East-Asian member in Xamarin team, had been in the mono development team at Novell, and then Android team at Xamarin, He’s a music hacker wannabee, ex-law student whose desktop for daily life is Linux.
  • Renaldi Gondosubroto
    CEO, GReS Studio
    Renaldi Gondosubroto is the Founder and CEO of GReS Studio, a company that promotes the concept of the Internet of Things through solving various issues that are currently in the community.
  • Senthamil Selvan
    Sharepoint Consultant, BHP Billiton
    Windows Dev MVP working on HoloLens projects. Have developed several Windows Apps for windows 8.1 and windows 10. Love developing UWP apps. Have deployed several UWP apps to the Windows Store.
  • Puneet Ghanshani
    Architect, Microsoft
    Puneet an Architect in Microsoft, helps customers envision their digital journey, modernise enterprise technology landscape, build intelligent cloud and cross platform device apps, drive adoption of DevOps and improve agility.
  • Emanuel Amiguinho
    Senior Xamarin Engineer, JUST EAT
    Emanuel is a Senior Engineer at JustEAT UK. He started out as a Windows and Windows Phone Developer where he developed his C# skills. This, along with his Xamarin expertise he is now focused on cross-platform development. In his spare time he runs the London Mobile Developers (.NET / Xamarin) group.
  • S.Ravi Kumar
    Solutions Architect, HCL Technologies
    Ravi is a Xamarin Certified Developer & C# Corner MVP. He has over 15 years of broad IT services experience in defining, architecting, designing and building mobile & web solutions for complex business scenarios using Microsoft technologies.
  • Sumanth Damarla
    Tech Speaker, Mozilla
    Security Evangelist, Summer Intern at OWASP. Conducted series of events related to Web security. Skilled at driving Automation in DevOps environments through task automation and configuring management framework as well as building secure websites.
  • Abhishek Gupta
    Senior Consultant, Xebia Netherlands
    Abhishek has a great knowledge of Algorithms & Data Structures, Operating System , Basics of Machine Learning, Cloud Computing and Smart Phone App development for Android , iOS and Windows Phone.

The Party

Let’s chill on friday night at a private MonkeyFest party. This is the ideal place for networking with fellow MonkeyFest goers and Speakers. The private party will take place in an exclusive beautiful location in the heart of Singapore, comprising a green outdoor space complete with food stalls, coconut and banana trees, as well as a cosy indoor venue with great DJ’s.

The Party ticket includes full access to the private party, a selection of delicious food, 1 drink and great networking opportunities.


MonkeyFest – Global Xamarin Summit is a 2 days event on the 22 and 23 of September 2017, with sessions, workshops, demos and exhibitors. The Daily Event Ticket includes access to the event, refreshments, food and MonkeyFest swag. The 22 September evening party ticket includes full private party access, delicious food and 1 drink.

MonkeyFest is a not for profit event, the ticket price covering the cost of the event itself.


Friday, September 22nd
9:00 AM to September 23th, 11:00 PM

Microsoft Singapore
One Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989

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