After some amazing content at PS Conf Asia last month I wanted to try & get across some of the most essential skills & ideas that IT Pros need to be developing right now so they can take advantage of the massive shift in IT Operations happening around the DevOps movement. Microsoft is going all in on things like PowerShell Desired State Configuration but there are some critical supporting tools & skills needed to really use them in production.
We'll be focusing on PowerShell Desired State Configuration, Unit Testing with Pester & using Version Control with Git & GitHub. Speakers are wanted who can present for 20-30mins introducing the topic, the use case & some real world examples so please send me your ideas & info ASAP if you're interested. There's lots of great detailed training online once you get the concepts & understand the payoffs so we won't be deep diving this go around due to time limitations. I've also asked the Ops team from Domain Group to present a little bit about their experiences as they are doing this in production & have been for sometime. It's a great & rare opportunity to see what's on the other side of the DevOps adoption process.
Deep Dive content is planned for some future online events & is also covered in the recordings from PS Conf Asia which will be coming out over the next few months.
Domain Group has kindly offered to host the event at their great new office in Pyrmont & they're also sponsoring pizza & beer. A big thanks to Jason Brown for helping initiate that after attending PS Conf Asia (you'll all meet him on the night). Just a note that they've recently moved in so Google Maps stills says IBM Global Services, this is the right place. It's a private office so we'll need to buzz you in. If you're running late please send me a message on[masked] or call when you're at the door, we'll come let you in.