June meeting - 6/18 - 6pm

This months meeting will take place on Wednesday, the 18th and is being hosted at the WorkSmart office in Durham. Food arrives at 6pm (courtesy of Sapien Technologies) and if you have any special requests for the pizza let me know, further details below and hope to see you there! 

http://www.worksmart.com
100 Meredith Dr #200, Durham, NC 27713
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This month we have another exciting speaker lined up, Mr. Jim Christopher. If you’ve heard his courses on Pluralsight or met him at a PowerShell Saturday you know we are very fortunate to have him agree to present, and particularly on a topic that will appeal to everyone; “Developing Tools for Operations”.

Per Jim, 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 session will provide a demonstration of what I consider proper operations tooling around a very common problem: managing database entities for a production system. We will compare the canned solution developers tend to create against an operations-focused toolset based on PowerShell, and see how they both fare against common scenarios. The goal of this talk is to give you - as a software, operations, or support engineer - a clear expectation of what "proper" operations tooling needs to look like, how this fosters a devops culture, and how PowerShell gets you there without any fuss. 

Mr. Christopher Bio: Jim Christopher has been developing software professionally for over 19 years, working on projects ranging from Windows to the Web, from device drivers to enterprise software solutions. His experience spans the scientific, defense, education, and gaming industries. He currently runs Code Owls LLC, providing software development services to small businesses out of Charlotte NC. Jim spends a lot of time promoting PowerShell as a platform for software tools and managing about a dozen PowerShell-focused open source projects - including StudioShell, an automation environment for Visual Studio. Jim maintains a technical blog at http://www.beefycode.com and has been a PowerShell MVP for the last four years.

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  • mark h.

    (as promised) Here is a link to the page containing the GoateePFE's two presentations (videos) from Powershell Saturday in Charlotte.
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/ashleymcglone/archive/2014/02/08/powershell-saturday-007-charlotte-from-cmdlets-to-scripts-to-powershell-hero.aspx

    2 · June 19

  • Zack M.

    Great group of guys and a wonderful presentation.

    1 · June 19

  • Jason W.

    Super Awesome, just like the website. Enjoyed the live console portions of the presentation.

    2 · June 18

    • Zack M.

      Agreed, wonderful meet up!

      1 · June 19

  • Dan C.

    Bring the class Jim! I don't think the other Jim would mind and I can always order more pizzas.

    June 5

    • Dan C.

      Haha.. yes Jim, you were the other Jim that I was referring to Jim.

      June 13

    • mark h.

      When are you getting into town, Jim?

      June 18

  • Jim H.

    Ack! I'm gonna miss Jim talk?! I'll be sucking wind trying to keep up in a CCIE Data Center boot camp during this one.

    June 4

    • Jim C.

      I'll come back Jim. Promse.

      2 · June 12

  • Josh A.

    Hate I'll miss hearing Jim. Will be at a Disney with family at least. Have a great meeting folks!

    1 · June 12

  • Hawkins

    Please change the day of the future meeting not to be on the same day as the F# meetings.

    June 12

    • Dan C.

      Meetings are always the third Wednesday of the month, only exception being if a highly sought after speaker is in the area (ex. Don Jones) and has agreed to present to us.

      June 12

    • Hawkins

      Thanks for the reply.

      June 12

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