Australia's Ultimate Xamarin & Mobile Development Conference

Globally United | Multiple Locations

Microsoft Reactor Sydney - Level 10, 11 York Street Sydney, NSW 2000

Sat 22nd Feb 2020, 8:30am to 5:00pm



MonkeyFest events will take place globally on the Saturday 22 Feburary 2020, showcasing the latest and best of Xamarin. Hosted by some of the best Xamarin specialists on earth, the Australian event is conference style,with 6 sessions going deep into Xamarin, concluding with a networking session where you can ask the speakers anything.

All Experience Levels

Awesome Speakers

Xamarin Learning

Easy Networking

Speakers & Sessions


Kym Phillpotts is a Senior Content Developer at Microsoft with a love of all things Xamarin, especially User Experience and Interface Design. 

He has been an instructor at Xamarin University and co-organises the Melbourne Xamarin User Group. You can also find him streaming Xamarin development on Twitch.

Creating Great Xamarin.Forms UI's

In this session Kym shares techniques for creating great looking User Interfaces in Xamarin.Forms. Everything from finding inspiration, understanding layouts, prototyping, animation and the libraries you should know about.  Because Xamarin.Forms UI's don't have to suck.


Michael has worked in IT for 7 years, specializing in Mobile development with CI/CD infrastructure and management, and has delivered infrastructure and IT strategies to a number of national and international clients.


Currently working for a Luxury brand car company, Michael has setup their entire mobile infrastructure and delievered solutions for user and vehicle interaction.


For fun he has created a shellscript framework and adds new scripts to increase productivity in the mobile space.

Take The Dev Out Of Your DevOps

Build once, Distribute multiple times. Performance enhancements don’t need to be limited to just our application. Enhancing our inhouse process can give value as well, and aren’t we all about giving value to the business?


In this talk Michael goes through the development lifecycle and demonstrates how to improve your CI/CD by removing the developer altogether from the process and giving power back to the business.


Alec is a Xamarin MVP, has been a 4 time recipient of the Microsoft MVP award, and is a founder and director of Obiquitech app studio. With 21 years of experience in the mobile space (yes - you read that right!)


Alec has been using Xamarin since its MonoTouch days, and still likes to spend as much time as he can knee deep in Xamarin code. He’s the founder and co-organiser of the Sydney Modern Apps meetup group and has spoken internationally on various Xamarin topics.

Xamarin Forms 4+

Are you using all that Xamarin Forms 4+ has to offer? Come and take a run through the latest features and controls and see what the latest versions can do for you.


David is a Senior Program Manager for Mobile Developer Tools at Microsoft, focused on Xamarin.Forms. A .NET developer since 2002, and versed in a range of programming languages, David has developed web, environmental, and mobile experiences for a wide variety of industries.


After several successes with tech startups and running his own software company, David joined Microsoft to follow his passion: crafting tools that help developers create better app experiences. 

The Duality Of Xamarin

More developers than ever before are using .NET to build cross-platform client applications, and both Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms are at the center of it. From new dual-screen devices, to tried and true mobile, and even desktop, Xamarin.Forms is making it easier and faster to deliver quality apps.


In this session, David will share the latest progress of this popular open source project, what we are delivering next, and a look at the world of Xamarin in the scope of .NET 5.


Matthew Robbins is the creator of MFractor, a very powerful and world renowned Xamarin productivity tool. He has recently launched the long awaited Windows version. This is our chance to get to see the power of MFractor by the author himself.


You can find more details about MFractor at


Michael has over 15 years of Software Engineering experience, he's consulted to a range of different companies across Australia and the UK including Unilever, Vodafone UK, Ogilvy & Mather, Flora and, Telstra, Kmart.


He has consulted as a senior engineer on multi-million dollar projects and worked in teams of 30+ developers. Michael is passionate about the web, mobile web, web standards and has a burning desire to innovate web technologies.


I'm a technology enthusiast love coding and mentoring. I work for Lexicon Digital  as a consultant. I'm married and got 2 kids. I do love talking if required as I'm a commonwealth registered marriage celebrant as well. Sharing knowledge  is the most interesting thing for me as everyone learns something from it.

Iteration Zero Or The First Two Weeks At A New Project Or Job

If we are lucky enough, we'll have the chance to start a green field project. In this session I will go over what I do when I start a new project or job. I will cover all the steps that I follow. I'll explain advantages of following such steps.  At the end of my session, I'll demo how I work with designers.

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