Over the past two weeks I have had the opportunity to speak at both the Mississippi and the Munich PowerShell user groups to share my thoughts on how to apply Chat Automation. For those of you who have been following my blog you know this has not been the first time talking on this subject.
Chat Automation is an interesting subject as it allows for applying existing scripted resources, modules and automations in a new context. For example I showed how an existing script can be leveraged by PoshBot and made available to non technical users, while adhering to existing security constraints.
As I gave the presentation to the Mississippi PowerShell user group remotely I do not have any photos available of that presentation, but it was recorded and made available on MSPSUG YouTube channel:
Tonight I was invited to speak at the EIC Inspiration event, located in Groningen. It was my first time attending, and as a result, speaking at this event. If you living in the neighborhood or if you are interested in the events they host have a look over here:
Our July meetup will be held at Rubrik’s offices in Moorgate on Thursday 20th July. Rubrik are one of our gold sponsors for the WinOps Conference. This meetup will be in connection with PSUG UK and we’ll have a PowerShell MVP speaking on the night. Last meetup before the conference so not one to miss!
During my presentation I covered the very broad topic of Chat Automation, also known as ChatOps. This has recently been getting more attention and I put together a presentation in which I showed how to setup PoshBot on a Windows machine, demoed its functionality. Also I gave an example of how to use a Chat bot to resolve an issue in a production, assisted by Daniel Krebs. The full session description is as follows:
In this session we will cover a range of topics regarding Chat automation and the possibilities this gives us. We will dive into the concept of ChatOps, what it is, how we can implement it and what the benefits are. After this brief introduction we will dive into real-world examples of setting up and configuring your first chat bot, configuring security and resolving real-world incidents using this chat bot.
To give you an impression of the event I have attached some pictures taken that evening:
All the code and slides are as always available in my EventsGitHub repository:
As a board member of the Dutch PowerShell User Group I am happy to announce that we will be holding our next meeting in exactly one months time. The details as specified on our website:
“We are pleased to inform you that the evening of PowerShell will be held as below, following our successful 2ndDutch PowerShell User Group meetup last June. We changed the format of this meetup to take place in the evening. Parking is available nearby and the venue is located next to Amsterdam Zuid train station. In this meeting all sessions will be in English.”