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25/01/2019 - Azure DevOps Launch Event


Azure DevOps Launch Event

Come and join the Azure DevOps launch party in Belgium.

Azure DevOps Services is a cloud service for collaborating on code development. It provides an integrated set of features that you access through your web browser or IDE client, including the following:

Git repositories for source control of your code

Build and release services to support continuous integration and delivery of your apps

Agile tools to support planning and tracking your work, code defects, and issues using Kanban and Scrum methods

A variety of tools to test your apps, including manual/exploratory testing, load testing, and continuous testing

Highly customizable dashboards for sharing progress and trends

Built-in wiki for sharing information with your team

Multiple sessions will be organized in the afternoon of January 25:

         1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: The evolution towards Azure DevOps (Pieter Gheysens)

         2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Azure Boards for Everything (Dennie Declercq)

         3:15 PM - 4:15 PM: The power of Git Pull Requests in Azure DevOps (Pieter Gheysens)

         4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Endless opportunities with Azure Pipelines (Jordi Borghers)

         5:30 PM - 5:45 PM: Q & A

Pieter Gheysens

Pieter Gheysens is the founder of Sparkles ( and focuses as a Visual Studio ALM MVP and Certified Scrum Master on Application Lifecycle Management solutions for the Microsoft .NET Development Platform based on Team Foundation Server. During the last years, Pieter has been involved in many large enterprise development projects as a an ALM/TFS 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. You can read about his experiences at


Dennie Declercq

Dennie Declercq is the founder of VZW (nonprofit) DDSoft. He's obsessed with making software and apps for people with a disability. He works as volunteer in VZW (nonprofit) Ithaka where he writes software for people with a mental disability, and has now his own nonprofit DDSoft. You can find DDSoft nonprofit at

Jordi Borghers

Jordi is a Software Developer/Entrepreneur with a strong interest in DevOps. He loves to optimize processes and helping people do their job more efficiently. In his 6 years of Software Development Jordi has always been a big fan of the boy scout rule, “Always leave the codebase cleaner than you found it”. As opposed to his love for optimization he doesn’t like repetition. Doing something once, you’ve learned, doing it twice, you’ve remembered it, doing things a third time, automate it already! So, talk to Jordi about optimization, architecture and automation of build and release pipelines.


Practical information

Location: Microsoft Belgium, Gateway building Luchthaven Brussel Nationaal 1 K, 1930 Zaventem