Tag Archives: Automation

KulenDayz, TugaIT and All Access – Event Recap

During the summer period there is always a bit of downtime in the conference season. That gives some time to prepare new sessions, explore new technologies or new combinations of technology that can be used to create new content.

But because not being able to talk about anything at all I did attend a number of events, All Access Amsterdam, Tuga IT and Kulendayz. At these events I delivered the following presentations:

All three events were very different in regards to how they were set up, to give a frame of reference: One event was held in an Amsterdam canal house, another in a Microsoft office and the last at a shooting range. But the common thread through each of these events was the fact that everyone was very eager to interact and discuss technology.

Because just sharing the photos is obviously only half the work, I have also shared the code on GitHub in my Events repository:

GitHub Events Repository

GitHub Events Repository

I also shared the slides I used and my other presentations on SlideShare:




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ExpertsLive 2018 – Automate yourself out of a job: Use ChatOps!

Earlier this week the largest IT Pro community event in the Netherlands was held once again in Pathe Ede. This event never fails to draw in a big crowd and as always was jam-packed with great speakers from around the globe.

Experts Live is a non-profit organization based in The Netherlands that has a mission to “enable sharing of knowledge and experience about Microsoft technologies worldwide” and was founded by Maarten Goet (MVP, RD).

The code has been shared on GitHub in my Events repository:
Automate yourself out of a job – Use ChatOps

For anyone interested to learn more about Chat Automation beyond what was covered in this session, Brandon Olin, is currently writing a book on Chat Automation: ChatOps the Easy Way, which is shaping up to be a great resource for anyone interested in ChatOps!

I also shared the slides I used and my other presentations on SlideShare:

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Cloud Automation and PowerShell at UK User Groups

After a busy week at the PowerShell Conference Europe last week, blog post about this event is coming up soon! This week will be all about cloud based automation in both the form of Azure Functions as well as Microsoft Flow.

I will be speaking about this at the UK Cloud Infrastructure User GroupPowerShell Southampton, WinOpsPowerShell London UK and a collaboration between the Scottish PowerShell & DevOps User Group and the Glasgow SQL User Group.

Are you in the UK and are you interested in Cloud Automation using Microsoft Flow or Azure Functions? Then have a look at the following dates and places and sign up while the seats last:

If you cannot make it to any of the events, I will be sharing out the content presented. I look forward to meeting you there!

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A week in Singapore – DevOps Days and PowerShell Conference Asia

Last week was a very busy for us over in Singapore, together with the PowerShell Conference Asia team we organized a 3-day conference in Singapore. In the same week the DevOps Days Singapore team hosted their conference and I was a speaker at this event as well.

This year marked the third year of being a part of PSConfAsia, the first two years I was a speaker there, this year I joined the PSConfAsia team and helped organize the event. We were all very pleased with the quality of content that the speakers have provided us with as well as with the attendance of the PowerShell Team. We have seen both speakers and attendees fly from far and beyond to join us and the conference and we can proudly say we made it worth their time.

DevOps Days Singapore

At DevOps Days I presented an ignite talk, a five minute speech on a single topic. Now 5 minutes for a talk is already a challenging, but the second condition was that the slides should automatically advance to the next every 15 seconds. While I have been giving short talks for a while, the challenge of timing a talk to match up with the slides.

The code has been shared on GitHub in my Events repository:
Automation – How I came to see the light

A video of the whole day of DevOps Days is also available, here is the link to the start of my Ignite session:

PowerShell Conference Asia

The PowerShell Conference Asia resumes for its 3rd year this October, bringing speakers from Asia and around the world to deliver in-depth PowerShell and DevOps sessions. Speakers include the Microsoft PowerShell Product Team from headquarters in Redmond and a strong line-up of MVPs, well-known international speakers, and community contributors.

At PSConfAsia I spoke on Automation and how to secure your environment. This is a story of how I used some low-level techniques to investigate, re mediate and patch vulnerabilities of a mixed infrastructure environment.

The code has been shared on GitHub in my Events repository:
Secure your environment by automation

I also shared the slides I used and my other presentations on SlideShare:

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Wrapup of BSides Amsterdam 2017

Last Friday I had the pleasure to speak at BSides Amsterdam, a security centered conference that hosted its first iteration in Amsterdam. I could not pass up on the opportunity to attend this event. Here is an excerpt about the BSides concept from their site at bsidesams.nl:

Security BSides is a community-driven framework for building events, by and for, information security community members. These events are already happening in major cities all over the world! We are responsible for organizing an independent BSides-Approved event in Amsterdam, for the Netherlands.

It was a full day with topics ranging from hardware hacking to botnet infrastructure. With 13 sessions on a single day it was very interesting to take part in this event and to be able to speak and network with professionals from all different sides of the spectrum. I have attached some pictures to give you an impression of the day at BSides Amsterdam:

It was a full day with topics ranging from hardware hacking to botnet infrastructure. With 13 sessions on a single day it was very interesting to take part in this event and to be able to speak and network with professionals from all different sides of the spectrum.

At the event I spoke about using PowerShell to Automate security and specifically about how to detect malicious activity. All the code and slides are as always available in my Events GitHub repository:

Automating security with PowerShell

I also shared this slidedeck and my others on SlideShare:

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