Visug The Visual Studio User Group

About us

We are Visug, the Belgian Visual Studio User Group. We unite both developers and partners who are active in the Visual Studio and Microsoft ecosystem.

Our mission is to bring the community together with talks, to create the optimal environment to inform and network with your peers, with a focus on Microsoft stack but open to innovative debate.

During regular evening sessions and an annual event, we meet to learn about new technologies and discuss the life of the developer. Hard skills and soft skills are the subjects of our talks which are accompanied by food and beverages.

To inspire each other and strengthen the community, we welcome you to talk about topics that are of interest to our community. Visug facilitates the talks, provides support and gives valuable feedback. We are a podium for first-time speakers and experienced community rock stars.

Our community is actively supported by high profile partners, who are passionate about developer’s lives and the future of software development.

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Meet the team

Lindsey Broos

Lindsey Broos graduated in 2008 as a Medical Lab technician. After a career of 10 years in a phytopathology lab, she was infected by the IT virus by working as a crew member at Techorama since the first edition. She made the switch to her new passion and is now currently working as a .NET developer at eMenKa, where she’s focusing on web development.

   

Jurgen Stillaert

Jurgen is a developer for more than 15 years. He is working on .NET projects since the launch of .NET. The second passion in his life is cycling, and a few times a year you can find him competing in a Gran Fondo. In 2019, he became a freelancer and started his own company CodeFondo. He is currently working at the Flemish government as a technical lead.

 

Jordi Borghers

Jordi is a Freelance developer with a passion for process optimisation. He loves to see things run smoothly and without hiccups for developers and end users. He believes that, to make the life of the end user easier, the process of software development has to run smoothly.

 

Gill Cleeren

Gill Cleeren is a Microsoft Regional Director, Visual Studio MVP and Pluralsight author. Gill focuses on web and mobile development and loves Xamarin. Gill is a frequent speaker at many international conferences such as TechDays, TechEd, NDC, VSLive and many more. He also is the founder of Techorama, the biggest IT conference in Belgium and he runs Visug, the .NET user group in Belgium as well. You can find his website at www.snowball.be.

   

Pieter Gheysens

Pieter Gheysens is the founder of Sparkles (www.sparkles.be) and focuses as a Visual Studio ALM MVP and Certified Scrum Master on Application Lifecycle Management solutions based on Team Foundation Server. During the last 6 years, Pieter has been involved in many large enterprise development projects as an ALM expert. He’s passionate about setting up the optimal team development environment to deliver high quality software and strives to get the best out of people, tools and processes.