On to this month's potential awesomeness:
MVVM Cross - Michael Ridland (@rid00z)
It's clear that the future of applications is multi device and multi platform. Not only are users demanding high quality applications, they also want them to look and behave like their other native applications. Visual Studio and Xamarin allow developers to easily create native apps for Windows Phone/8/Store, iOS and Android in c#. Now thanks MvvmCross developers can easily have the code nicely separated and shared between all platforms using the Mvvm design pattern.
Michael will be giving a introduction to MvvmCross and talk about some things he's learnt in 2 years of building mobile apps.
This is an in depth async talk by Filip, covering some of the problems and fun you can have with it. As for the title? Well, that comes from this short explanation of the difference between parallel and async: "If you boil eggs, you have multiple eggs boiling at the same time, they're boiling in parallel to each other. While the eggs are boiling you stroll around the kitchen and clean up, you're doing this asynchronously to the egg boiling because as soon as the egg timer goes off you're going back to the boiling process to get the eggs off the stove." Let's get cooking!
UPDATE: Filip posted a recording of his talk on his blog - http://blog.filipekberg.se/2013/10/29/advanced-async-talk-alt-net/
This will be a fun meet up so don't forget to RSVP by getting a free ticket, tell your friends about it and then turn up on the night :-) We're looking forward to seeing you there!