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After the success of our first Meetup we will be keeping the format the same.
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Arrive, have a bite to eat and a drink whilst you get to know your fellow Stoke on Techies!
7:00 pm - 7:05 pm
Welcome by Rosanne Meek
Brief intro to the evening
7.05 pm – 8.55 pm Talks:
First talk: Rob Sewell - Powershell Evangelist
The session uses pester to enable you to provide an easy to read output to quickly and repeatedly show that infrastructure is as you’d expect for a set of checks known as Operational Validation. There are many use cases for this type of solution; DR testing, installation, first line checks, presentation setups.
Pester is a Unit Testing framework for PowerShell, used for both testing your code and for validating your infrastructure. You will gain a understanding of how Pester works with the capability to examine checklists, create validation tests and provide relevant reports.
(With 20 min Break)
Second Talk: Alex Yates DevOps Enthusiast
DevOps has revolutionised our ability to deliver customer value. Updates aren’t held up in 6-month release cycles. We’ve automated tests and deployments collaboratively so we know updates work. A virtuous cycle of innovation and testing allows us to build better, more reliable products faster and cheaper. In this light-hearted session he’ll present the 16 most popular ways to screw up, resulting in painful, fragile deployments and expensive legacy databases that no one likes to maintain.
8.55pm - 9pm
We are extremely grateful to Wavemaker for the use of their facilities and continued support of the event. We are passionate about growing the technical community in the Stoke-on-Trent area and would love to see you at the event!