Whew! Presentation on PowerShell for Developers to the Florida .Net user group went well, and it was a very lively group. I went in expecting to dig deep into applying PowerShell for GUI application development, deployment and the like. But we had a lot of folks very new to PowerShell, and we had a very interactive presentation and discussion with lots of good questions.
I instead focused on using the PowerShell 3 ISE as a starting point to new students to PowerShell, and taking advantage of this tool (along with the basic three Get Cmdlets, remember those? 🙂 ) to make those uncomfortable first steps to learning a new technology as easy as possible.
It is my hope that many in the group will get excited about learning something that’s not just a useful and marketable skill, but fun to do! If you attended and have follow up questions or need reminders of the resources I referred to, please contact me. I think the slides will be less useful than set of resource links to help learning the fundamentals of PowerShell. Looks like I have work to do….
I want to take a moment to thank thank three guys that provided me with some slides and demos to to share. Mike Robbins, Michael West, and Michael Cruz. (Yes, three Mikes helped me.) Thanks gents! Hope to ‘see’ you April 16th at our next Florida PowerShell user group virtual meeting!