Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

PowerShell: The future of automation on Linux

Trevor Sullivan (Art of Shell)
1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The Cutting Edge
Location: Meeting Room 17 A
Level: Beginner
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Engineers and developers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic knowledge of shells

Materials or downloads needed in advance

  • A laptop (An AWS EC2 instance, running Ubuntu Linux, will be provided for you upon entry to this workshop. Please be sure to register for the workshop ahead of time to make sure that enough instances are available.)
  • Attendees must install Visual Studio Code and on their laptop ahead of the conference.
  • For Windows users, attendees will also need to install Git for Windows.
  • Attendees must also install PowerShell Core locally, just in case.

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to use an object-oriented shell to effectively manage heterogeneous systems and applications


PowerShell has existed on the Microsoft Windows platform for more than a decade, largely thanks to the existence of the Microsoft .NET Framework. Now, a lighter version of the .NET Framework, .NET Core, has been ported to run on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Along with .NET Core, PowerShell Core, a new edition of PowerShell that runs natively cross-platform, has been made available.

Now that PowerShell runs natively on more than just Windows, it’s imperative that you be empowered with the knowledge to leverage this powerful automation platform. Trevor Sullivan explores how to take advantage of this new capability, spending some hands-on time with PowerShell Core running inside a Docker container. You’ll learn the fundamentals of PowerShell and get a jumpstart on working inside of an object-oriented shell.

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Trevor Sullivan

Art of Shell

Trevor Sullivan runs his own consulting and training company, Art of Shell. A Microsoft MVP and Docker Captain, Trevor has been pushing the technology industry forward through social media and online and live trainings, while providing top-notch consulting services.

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Trevor Sullivan | FOUNDER
05/08/2017 2:33pm CDT

Hello Jon, yes you should be good to go!

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05/04/2017 1:03pm CDT

I’m running Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop. I’ve installed PowerShell and VS Code. Will I be good to go?