RTPSUG - The start of virtual meetings!

September 22, 2018 0 Comments RTPSUG

As many of you may know, I help run the Raleigh Triangle PowerShell User group. We meet monthly to discuss all things PowerShell.

We have had a great year and we are expanding to hosting meetings twice a month. Why? Well, it's simple, there are so many great topics we want to discuss but it's tough to fit in beginner, intermediate and expert level content in only 12 meetings and keep all of our members interested and engaged. So... twice a month is how we're solving that challenge. The additional meeting will be a virtual meeting and not in person. The great part about virtaul/online meetings is you don't have to live in the Raleigh area to participate! You can attend from the comfort of your own home or place of business.

Our format will be as follows:

  • 1st Wednesday of the month: virtual online meeting starting at 8:30 pm
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month: in-person meeting starting at 6:30 pm

We've scheduled the online/virtual meeting to start later so people can get home from work, enjoy some dinner and get the kids ready for bed before the meeting starts. Another addition to our meetings will be recordings. We're going to record each meeting and post the content on Youtube so that people who couldn't attend will still be able to get some of the benefits that our meetings offer.

October 3rd is our next meeting and it will be our first virtual meeting. We've got a great speaker and topic lined up for you: Visual Studio Code Jumpstart presented by Tim Warner.

Tim will be discussing how to get up to speed quickly on the Visual Studio Code editor. The PowerShell ISE is deprecated, and we PowerShell automation scripters need a new authoring and debugging environment. In this one-hour tutorial, Tim gives you all the information and skills you need to get productive with VSCode for PowerShell development right here, right now, with no unnecessary filler.

Tim Warner is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management based in Nashville, TN. His professional specialties include Microsoft Azure architecture and administration, cross-platform PowerShell, and all things Windows Server-related. You can reach Tim via Twitter or visit his website.

Earlier this summer, I attended PowerShell Saturday in Chattanooga, Tennessee and saw Tim talk about this very topic and it was a great talk literally packed from beginning to end with useful tips and tricks! Tim is a professional technology trainer; he is a fantastic speaker and super engaging and instantly takes command of a room. His comfort level talking to large groups is undeniable. Your time will be handsomely rewarded with lots of greats ideas to help you master the the VSCode editor.

We would love to have you join us! If you've never attended one of our meetings, getting started is very easy! Head over to Meetup and request to become a member of the group. Once you do that, you'll get an email whenever we announce another meeting has been scheduled.

If you have any questions at all, please drop me a line in the comments below and I would be happy to help you out any way I can. Looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting!