CVO Antwerpen-Zuid, first academic institution to host MS Web Cafe on Saturday April 28 at 9.30


The Microsoft Webcafé is an initiative taken by Microsoft Belgium to fully support the developer community. It is an informal information sharing event and an excellent networking platform for everyone involved in development/web industry. Whether you are a student, lecturer, IT professional or just passionate about technology , you are all welcome to join !

With previous succesfull editions in Brussels, Leuven and Brugge, we are now heading on a Saturday morning to Antwerp. Unique in the history of the Microsoft WebCafé is that this edition will be hosted by an academic institution: CVO Antwerpen Zuid.





Usage of ORM in PHP by Luc Claessens, Total

Presentation of an online ‘ORM’ application in PHP, bridging in a transparent way the different SQL vendors (MsSql, MySql, SQLITE) and programming languages (C#, PHP).

BDD using SpecFlow by Johnny Hooyberghs, .NET developer at CMS, lector at CVO Antwerpen

SpecFlow aims at bridging the communication gap between domain experts and developers by binding business readable behavior specifications to the underlying implementation. Our mission is to provide a pragmatic and frictionless approach to Acceptance Test Driven Development and Behavior Driven Development for .NET projects today.

Parallel processing in GO by Ivo Balbaert, lector at CVO Antwerpen

Building the right programs that run and perform parallel on multiple processors can be very difficult. This session will highlight how the programming language Go by Google offers a solution with a new concept: goroutines.

Robotsturing in .NET by Tom Verbesselt, lector at CVO Antwerpen, independant .NET dev

Programming can sometimes be really fun. This is about a hobby-project in c# that operates/drives an underwater ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicule). Motors, lights, sensors are controlled via a Windows Forms applicatie that alos supports input from a Wii-controller and joystick.

Windows 8 by Kristof Rennen, Architectat Cap Gemini

Windows 8 is the upcoming version of Microsoft Windows that follows Windows 7. It features a new Metro-style interface that is designed for touchscreen, mouse, keyboard, and pen input. It’s a big release which will change the way we think about devices.In this session we will take a dive into the Consumer Preview and have a first look at what this promising OS will bring us.

Azure, The Windows platform voor Cloud commputing by Kristof Rennen, Architect at Cap Gemini

Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment. In this session we will cover high level what it is about and check what is in it for you!

Mobile: from gadget to business tool by Tom Klaasen, CEO 10To1. 

What are the possibilities of mobile apps? How can they be used inside companies by inspectors, representatives and techical people that are often in the field.



  • Venue : CVO Antwerpen-Zuid  - Distelvinklaan 22 - 2260 Hoboken
  • When : 28/04/2012
  • What time: 9.30h - 12h
  • Fee: free



Interested in hosting one of the upcoming events ? Contact Microsoft for more info.

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