Advanced Git & DevOps (2018)

We are proud to announce our next aariXa Academy on the 22nd of February 2018 about Advanced Git & DevOps. Distributed Version Control systems and Git in particular have become extremely popular in the developer community. Many tool vendors have adopted Git. Microsoft for example has built new functionality on top of Git to enforce their Application Lifecycle Management story with Visual Studio Team Services (aka TFS in the cloud).

During this session, you will learn how fast you can switch to Git and become productive with Gitflow, a successful Git branching model. Visual Studio Team Services offers a flexible and powerful Pull Request mechanism to protect your branches and inform other team members about new code changes. These code changes may first be scanned and validated in an explicit build process which is tied to the Pull Request system in VSTS. Only after final approval, these code changes can be merged to the target branch in the shared repository.

Come to this session to see why people are so excited about the endless possibilities of Git and the Pull Request mechanism in VSTS.

Pieter Gheysens is the founder of Sparkles and focuses as a Visual Studio ALM MVP on Application Lifecycle Management solutions based on Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Team Services.

During the last years, Pieter has been involved in many large enterprise development projects as an ALM/DevOps 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.

The information sessions are designed to allow participants with different experience levels to attend the program. After this educational interactive sessions, we provide, as usual, a drink and a snack.

Interested colleagues, friends and acquaintances are also welcome!

Registration is required.

*Each person must register separately on this website. Be quick because places are limited!


  • When: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 17h30
  • Address: Odisee – Hermesgebouw, Brussels (Stormstraat, 1000 Brussel)
    • Reception in the foyer on the 2nd  floor
    • The session will take place in room 2212
    • after drink in Scott’s Bar

(Sandwiches, soft drinks, coffee (foyer) and after drink are provided)