So, I finally have my own licenses (subscriptions) for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android! This lets me feel good about the prospect of working on personal app projects, and not needing to use the employer's laptop and subscriptions to do it. The fresh subscriptions go quite nicely with my new MacBook Pro! :)
Big thanks to my inside hookups at both Apple HQ and Xamarin in San Fran. You guys know who you are and you're the BEST!!!