About Me

My name is Wouter de Kort. I live in Groningen, the Netherlands with my wife and our rabbits Donald and Katrien. I became interested in computers when my dad came home with an old 286 monochrome laptop when I was 6. After finding my way around MS-DOS, Windows and playing my first game of Solitaire I became interested in software development. My first programming language was Quick Basic and I managed to write a program that helped you practice the multiplication tables. All with ASCII art of course!

Now this is all a couple of years behind me. In the meantime, I’ve learned other things like Visual Basic, C++, JavaScript and C#.  I work for a company called Ordina here in the Netherlands as the Principal Consultant DevOps where I run a team of consultants and engineers. We focus on Application Lifecycle Management, Agile and DevOps using products such as Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Team Services.

I think I’m a fairly good developer. I love to learn new things and share that with others. My focus is on Agile, DevOps and Application Lifecycle Management techniques. I’m one of the Microsoft ALM Rangers, a Microsoft MVP Visual Studio and Development Technologies and the author of DevOps on the Microsoft Stack. I also wrote some other books and I try to speak regularly at all kinds of conferences. If you want to get in touch, just for a chat or because I can help you or your company with something, you can contact me through Twitter.