I’ve recently found out that I’ve been selected to speak at devLink 2011. This is my 3rd year in a row speaking at devLink, and I’m incredibly honored to have been selected.

This year, I have 2 talks, and they are both on PowerShell! Tech editing and writing a PowerShell book really inspired me to continue to talk about it and get the word out. I used to spend a bit of time at the command prompt, and I love that I can bring .NET objects into a command prompt environment thanks to PowerShell.

My talks for devLink are:

Develop IT: Intro to PowerShell
This session is good for both developers and IT pros who want to get started with PowerShell but have not worked with it at all. In this session, we will look at the basics of PowerShell – from installation to grammar, aliases, piping, functions and profiles. We will use examples that are practical from both a developer’s point of view and from an IT professional’s point of view.

Develop IT: Extending PowerShell with Custom Cmdlets and Modules
This is the talk that debuted on 4/26 and will be custom tailored for devLink. PowerShell is a scripting language that takes advantage of working in a shell and being able to access .NET libraries. In this session, you will learn how you can write your own cmdlets to extend PowerShell to meet your business needs and distribute them in PowerShell 2.0, using your C# skills and Visual Studio 2010.

I hope to see some of you in Chattanooga at devLink 2011 this summer!