Chicago PowerShell Conference
Join us on July 31, 2020 for an amazing one-day virtual event. This PowerShell conference is not only for beginners, but advanced users as well, with multiple community members and MVP's presenting a wide range of topics.
Jeffrey will discuss where we are and where we are going with PowerShell. He will articulate the main themes of PowerShell and how they have played out through V7 and then articulate the thinking and approach to V7.1.
In this talk, we will cover some “gut checks” to know when it might be time to move your code into a function, how to build a scalable, maintainable functional library using dot sourcing, and how to “scaffold” functions using repeatable patterns to support rapid development.
Learn how to create a better structure for your PowerShell modules and how to automate the process including adding support for git and GitHub.
Having the ability to run your code on multiple machines at once is one of the useful capabilities of PowerShell. Gone are the days of click, click, next, repeat x 10 servers. Enabling PowerShell remoting is the easy part, but how do you secure your environment to make your security friends happy?
This session will demonstrate the capabilities of “Universal Automation” the new tool from Ironman Software designed from the ground up for orchestrating PowerShell scripts.
Windows Task Scheduler too hard to manage? Jenkins too complex? Well Universal Automation is likely the perfect fit for you!
Configuration management is a key DevOps principle. PowerShell and PowerShell DSC is an easy way to make use of config management in our environments. However, there’s one area that’s been missing that ability: VMware. PowerCLI has introduced the key to close that gap, and… it’s open-sourced!
So you think software developers get to have all the fun with automated CI/CD pipelines? Think again! With a properly-built Azure DevOps pipeline, Terraform and infrastructure as code, you can take advantage of all the automated testing and deployment goodies you can expect from a pipeline.
Start implementing “Desired State Configurations” for more than just Virtual Machines. You’ll learn a framework using Azure Monitor, Logic Apps, and (PowerShell) Functions to manage all Azure Resources… for free!
This is about showing folks how quickly they can get up to speed with GitHub actions to run their existing Terraform configurations for Azure. There are not many examples or leveraging GitHub Actions available, but everyone should understand how easy the basics of the platform is to use.
Have you ever written a PowerShell script? A function? An entire module? Why not share it with others! In this talk, I’ll discuss what you need to prepare and to upload your first package to the PowerShell Gallery. I’ll also take a look at automated testing and publishing using Azure DevOps.
Meet the team
Meet the team behind this years Chicago's PowerShell Conference
Bradley Wyatt is the author at The Lazy Administrator, and co-organizer of the Chicago PowerShell Users Group. He is a Manager DevOps Cloud Automation based out of Chicago
Francisco Navarro is a co-organizer of the Chicago PowerShell Users Group, TechSnips contributor, and Enterprise Consultant. He is a Senior Consultant based out of Chicago.
Bonnie Runimas is the creator of the Chicago PowerShell Users Group, and On the Board of Advisers for the DevOps Collective. She is a IT Manager based out of Chicago.
Michael Bender is an author for Pluralsight, On the Board of Advisers for the DevOps Collective and Microsoft Alumni. He is a Author Evangelist based out of Madison, WI.
Frank Lesniak is a Senior Cloud & Infrastructure Architect at West Monroe Partners which is headquartered in downtown Chicago.
Lee is currently a CyberSecurity Product Manager with a background in Consulting and Engineering in the Automation, DevOps, and Microsoft Systems Management space.
Ryan Kellerman is currently an architect at West Monroe Partners with specialties in automation of systems and administrative tasks through scripting, group policy, and applications primarily on Windows and Linux based environments