Group Exercise with Continuous Integration


You must bring a laptop. Don’t forget that power supply. We recommend more than 1 Gb of RAM and at least 10 Gb of free disk space. We will help you get organized and install the right software for continued virtual fun! We have wireless Internet access so you can download on-site.

Over three months we will cover Git and Team Services and how you can start using them at work. The third session will be a team exercise with assigned work items, burndown charts, Kanban boards, and continuous integration in Team Services.

Visual Studio Team Services is a free service for small groups of developers (5 or less). You can sign up for a free account at theVisual Studio Team Services website.

Visual Studio Code is a free editor from Microsoft and can be downloaded at the Visual Studio Code website.

If you don’t have Visual Studio you can download the community edition at the Visual Studio Community website.

GitHub is the most popular cloud hosted Git service. Create an account and install the tools.

Bill Wolff

Bill Wolff is an independent consultant, trainer, and architect specializing in Microsoft development technologies under the name Agility Systems. He served as the SharePoint Practice Director at Capax Global, Solutions Architect in the Microsoft Practice at Unisys Corporation, and ran the Microsoft Alliance at LiquidHub. He ran the consulting firm Wolff Data Systems for 15 years and directed armies of consultants in the dot com world. Bill is founder and President of the philly.NET user group, a previous INETA board member where he served as Vice President of the Speaker Bureau, and involved in several other user communities. Bill was a contributing author on several books. His certifications include trainer, systems engineer, developer, and Microsoft MVP.

Chris Gomez

Chris is a software developer who loves to share what he’s learned with everyone. A Microsoft MVP, Chris regularly discusses topics such as ASP.NET, Game development, Cloud development and how to grow as a developer at user groups, conferences, and the Static Void Podcast (www.staticvoidpodcast.com)

Rob Keiser

Rob Keiser is a .Net developer, Architect and freelance writer for PC Today magazine. He has been building Windows application using various languages and tools for the past 20 years. Rob has also created some Windows Phone applications including Lunar Phase and NOAA Buoy.