DevOps with VSO and TFS/Git with Chris Patterson and Donovan Brown

Join me and the Enterprise Developers Guild on Tuesday, August 25, at 6:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) of the Microsoft Charlotte Office. We’ll take a look at the build automation and release management capabilities of Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server/Git. You’ll learn how you can use those in your DevOps workflows.

The meeting presenters are Chris Patterson and Donovan Brown.

Chris has been in the software industry for more than 15 years. In that time he has worked on a variety of projects at companies ranging from startups to telecom. For the past 10 years he has worked as a Program Manager on Team Foundation Server at Microsoft. During that time he has focused on developer tools and ALM working on Visual Studio Load Test and Microsoft Test Manager. Most recently he worked on the rewrite of Team Build for Visual Studio Online and TFS 2015. In his spare time he volunteers as the Cubmaster for his son’s cub scout pack focusing on building character and leadership in the boys through outdoor skills and activities. You can follow him on Twitter at @chrisrpatterson.

Donovan Brown is a Senior Program Manager for DevOps on the US Developer Division team in Microsoft, focusing on developer tools including Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server. Before joining Microsoft, Donovan spent seven years as a Process Consultant and a Certified Scrum Master. Donovan has traveled the globe helping companies in the U.S., Canada, India, Germany, and the UK develop solutions using agile practices, Visual Studio, and Team Foundation Server in industries including Communications, Health Care, Energy, and Financial Services. He is also an avid programmer, often finding ways to integrate software into his other hobbies and activities. You can follow him on Twitter at @DonovanBrown.

The meeting is sponsored by TEKsystems.

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