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).
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 EventsGitHub repository: