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Designing Tools for Operations

Microsoft and the community have done a great job at providing software frameworks to solve problems for developers creating applications; however, the team of people dedicated to managing the software once it's in production - "operations" as they're known - are usually left under-tooled and over-worked. This talk will provide a demonstration of what I consider "proper" tooling around a very common problem: managing user accounts for a website. We will compare the "canned" solution developers tend to create against an operations-focued toolset based on PowerShell. The goal of this talk is to give you - as a software, operations, or support engineer - a clear expectation of what "proper" software tooling looks like, and how PowerShell gets you there without any fuss.

The speaker for this evening is Jim Christopher, independent software consultant and owner of Code Owls LLC, a Charlotte company focused on automation and integration projects.  Jim is a Pluralsight author, three-time PowerShell MVP, Blue Diamond Technology award winner, and he manages about a dozen open source projects.  In his off time he plays guitar, ukulele, and participates in various acts of nogoodnicking.

Location:  Premier 

Food Sponsor: TEKsystems

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  • Syl W.

    An excellent taste of the power of PowerShell.

    2 · February 19, 2014

  • Stewart W.

    Thanks for the presentation Jim.
    It is great to see how advanced PowerShell is.
    Looks like I have a lot to learn.

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Richard T.

    This was my first ALT.NET meeting and I enjoyed it. Great talk on dev ops and using PowerShell. I'm definitely going to make a point to learn how to leverage PowerShell in my work. Thanks Jim!

    2 · February 19, 2014

  • Dan T.

    Really great talk! Makes me want to learn PowerShell. Its amazing what Jim can do or figure out live with just a few key strokes.

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Jim C.

    Thanks for having me, and for all the great questions!

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Mike L.

    Great talk by Jim on using simple tools for common Dev Ops requests.

    1 · February 18, 2014

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