August Meeting: DevOps with VSO and TFS/Git

Join us and TEKsystems 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.

By working for TEKsystems you become part of our dedicated Microsoft Technologies Practice. Since its inception our Microsoft Technologies Practice has helped hundreds of Microsoft Specialists to find the most ideal job opportunities in the marketplace. Our program at TEKsystems specializes in the cornerstone technologies of the Microsoft stack – .NET, SQL Server and SharePoint. Our team consists of Delivery Experts, in key market geographies, with ties to the most cutting edge work opportunities.

As a member of the TEKsystems Microsoft Technologies Practice you will have access to a Market Delivery Expert that focuses on Microsoft Technology jobs around the clock in your local region as well as across the US. In some cases you will be afforded the opportunity to become a full time employee of TEKsystems and work as a Microsoft expert on our staff or at our key clients. Be sure to speak with your local TEKsystems contact Lindsey Thomka about our Microsoft Technologies Practice and how it can benefit your career.

People are at the heart of every successful business initiative. At TEKsystems, we understand people. Every year we deploy over 80,000 IT professionals at 6,000 client sites across North America, Europe and Asia. Our deep insights into IT human capital management enable us to help our clients achieve their business goals – while optimizing their IT workforce strategies. We provide IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise and IT services to help our clients plan, build and run their critical business initiatives. Through our range of quality-focused delivery models, we meet our clients where they are, and take them where they want to go, the way they want to get there. Learn more at

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