.Net Core (2017)

.NET Core by Gill Cleeren

We are proud to announce our next aariXa Academy on the 14th of September 2017. In this session we will take you deeper into the .NET Core and ASP.NET Core! Again, this academy will take place in the Odisee Campus in Brussels and will be divided into two parts: the first part will get to the core of .NET Core and the second part will dive into ASP.NET Core MVC. Gill Cleeren is our guest speaker for this session, he is well known Microsoft MVP and some of you will recognize him from our previous session Xamarin and from Techorama.


Gill Cleeren – Regional Director Microsoft

Gill Cleeren is a technical architect at Ordina in the NCore unit as well as Practice Manager. He is a Microsoft Regional Director, Visual Studio MVP, Xamarin MVP and long-time Pluralsight author. 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

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 by clicking on the “register here” button.
Be quick because places are limited!



17:30 uReception with sandwiches and drinks

18:00 u

Welcome speech – Introduction

Start info session: .NET CORE


Part 1: Getting to the core of .Net Core

.NET Core is Microsoft’s answer to the open-source and cross-platform wave that’s been taking the software industry by storm lately. But what it .NET Core all about and is it ready for prime-time? Should you move all your existing development efforts to .NET Core already or is it worth waiting just a little longer?

In this session, we will look at the .NET Core platform and try to get an answer to these difficult questions. You will learn what’s the position and state of .NET Core and you’ll see what we can already do (and what we can’t do) with .NET Core. We’ll cover console apps with .NET Core, standard library-based apps including UWP and we’ll take a look at how we can share this towards Xamarin apps as well. We’ll also take a look at .NET Core awesomeness running on a Mac!

After this talk, you’ll have a good understanding of the .NET Core platform.

19:30 uBreak

19:45 u

Part 2: Diving into ASP .NET Core MVC

ASP.NET Core MVC is probably one of the first places where you can really practically apply .NET Core. It allows us to run .NET-based web applications to run cross-platform. How different is ASP.NET Core from ASP.NET? In this session, we’ll take a look at a real-application that’s built up from the ground using ASP.NET Core. You’ll see how to get started with ASP.NET Core MVC, learn about tag helpers, configuration, dependency injection, unit testing, Identity and more. We’ll finish the session by deploying the application into Azure App Services.

You’ll walk away with the understanding of building up a real-world ASP.NET Core MVC application!

21:30 uAfter drink
aariXa invites all participants for an after drink in Arcadi.



  • When: Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 17h30
  • You can register by mail:
  • Address: Odisee, Brussels (Warmoesberg 43, 1000 Brussels)
    • Reception in the foyer on the 6th  floor
    • The session will take place in room 6219
      (Sandwiches, soft drinks, coffee(foyer) and after drink (Arcadi) are provided)

Participation is FREE OF CHARGE! – Registration is required given the number of places is limited. aariXa will charge by absence after registering a no-show fee of 50 euros.




With best regards

the aariXa academy – Team