The PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit 2019 is one of the largest gatherings of the PowerShell community. Not only is this conference packed full of sessions, it also gives you a chance to connect with many people from the community. This is a conference that has something for everyone. If you are just getting started with PowerShell, this year the Summit is offering an OnRamp track.

Dates: April 29 - May 2, 2019
Location: Bellevue, WA, USA

The Summit has a great lineup of speakers and sessions again this year. I see lots of sessions that I am eager to attend. I look forward to reconnecting with everyone I met last year. I also enjoy meeting with everyone else from the community and the readers of my content.

My Sessions

This year I have 2 sessions on the schedule:

Setting up and publishing to an internal repository is much easier than most people expect. In this talk, I plan on covering why it’s a good idea to use an internal repository to distribute modules. I will show how to publish modules to both a file share and a local nuget instance. The demo will show the user how to manually publish the module with the idea that it should be part of a CI/CD pipeline. We will address the idea of re-hosting public modules from the PSGallery as a way to gate them into your organization. We will also show how to bootstrap other systems to use the internal repository.

PSGraph is a module that was implemented as a DSL (Domain Specific Language) to make it easy to build node/edge based graphs in PowerShell. This module really acts as a wrapper around the open source GraphViz engine. I will introduce the GraphViz engine, show how the PSGraph DSL implements the features of GraphViz and then dynamically generate graphs. Examples in this talk include generating a organizational chart from a simple data set, dynamically generating an infrastructure diagram that even indicates up/down status of individual nodes, and mapping out system processes to remote network connections.

If you are interested in the selection process for the Summit, take a look at this breakdown of all the submissions: The 2019 PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit CFP


Registration is now open. This event sells out every year and tickets are already moving fast. If you are planning on attending, you need to act now.

See you in April

If you make it out to the Summit, feel free to say hello if you see me. I look just like my avatar so I am easy to spot. I was very honored meeting so many of my readers last year that just wanted to say thank you. I do appreciate it. My content has helped the community so much more than I ever expected that it would. Thank you.

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