- Lido Paglia gave a presentation entitled “A PowerShell beginner’s guide to using GitHub”. During his talk Lido went over the history of GitHub and how you can use it to manage your scripts and to collaboratively code (e.g. The Winter Scripting games!). A copy of his presentation materials are available on our GitHub Repository.
- Lido Paglia and John Mello both went over their approach to the homework problem they presented during the 11/07/2013 meeting. You can find a copy of Lido’s and John’s script in our GitHub Repository.
- A recording of this meeting has been posted to our YouTube channel; please note that there are some audio issues near the end of the recording.
- John Mello gave a presentation on a script that searches a mailbox for an email by subject and downloads any attachments it may contain. A copy of his scripts can be obtained here.
- Jason Helmick, Senior Technologist at Concentrated Tech andÂ Windows PowerShell MVP, gave a presentation on â€œUnderstanding the Pipeline â€“ Getting your one-liners to work!â€ A copy of his script can be found here.
- We are assigning homework this week! Hopefully this will be a fun task that we can discuss during our next meeting, so try your hand at the following problem:
Title: On This Day in Pictures
Description: You have folder of photos on your computer that you take with your Smartphone or digital camera. From time to time you want to be reminded of the cool and interesting things you snapped photos of years before on this day. Being a PowerShell scripter you imagine that PowerShell would be a quick and easy tool for exploring your photoâ€™s meta-data to re-discover some fun memories you had by emailing yourself some pictures you took on this same day last year or any year before. You decide to format the email as HTML including the pictures and some data about them. Finally, using the task scheduler to set your script to run every morning so you can take a trip down memory lane with your photos on â€œthis day in historyâ€. As a PowerShell scripter you roll up your sleeves and get to work.
- Your script should look into a directory that may contain sub folders for image files (you may want to support .jpg, .jpeg, .png, etc.).
- The script should then determine the date a photo was taken. Examining the EXIF meta-data might be handy.
- Get the date the script runs and find all the photos taken on the same day other than the current year.
- Â Finally send an email containing the photos taken on this day in history*
- John Mello gave a presentation on creating HTML reports in PowerShell, a copy of his presentation and scripts can be found here
- TJ Turner gave a presentation on Community Defined Best Practices, a copy of his presentation can be found here
- We had user error audio issues with Lync throughout the meeting so a recording will not be posted to our YouTube channel,
- We celebrated our 1st anniversary!
Please join us Thursday, October 3rd and celebrate PhillyPoSH’s first birthday! We’ll have a number of speakers including John Mello, Lido Paglia, and TJ Turner presenting on everyday uses of PowerShell. We’ll wrap up with a script and tell session where we encourage members of the community to share what they’re working on with PowerShell.
PleaseÂ registerÂ if you plan to attend in person or to receive the meeting URL to join us remotely.
- John Mello gave a presentation on Tips and Tricks learned from the 2013 Scripting Games, a copy of his presentation and scripts can be obtained here
- Various group members contributed to a Script and Tell, scripts and participant names are forthcoming.
- A recording of the meeting is available on our YouTube channel, please note that the recording ends about 5 minutes before our meeting was done.
- Jeff Wouters gave an excellent presentation via Lync on:
- Avoiding the pipeline
- Improving your learning curve
- Improving your teaching curve
- John Mello gave a presentation and demo of script that uses Exchange multi-valued custom attributes to store information on when to remove users from a security group after a specified amount of days.
- Standalone meeting material links
Join us on Thursday, March 7th for a “Winter Scripting Camp Wrap Up and Lessons Learned”.
With the Winter Scripting Camp event behind us, this month John Mello and Lido Paglia will be sharing their submissions and providing tips and tricks for participating in this year’s upcoming Scripting Games. We’ll be covering both beginner and advanced categories including script walkthroughs, and thoughts on best practices for submitting high scoring scripts.
PleaseÂ registerÂ if you plan to attend.
- John MelloÂ gave aÂ presentation entitled “Intro to PowerShell’s Pipeline, Part 1″.Â A copy of his slide deck and code examples are availableÂ here.
- Script Club :
- Various other information worth mentioning.
- In response to last month’s script club,Â Carl LarsonÂ submittedÂ a script that splits an Active Directory users’ distinguishedName into an array and then put’s it back together so that you can get the Parent OU.Â This script is meant as a jumping offÂ pointÂ for John Mello’sÂ expressed difficulty trying to pull a user name from a full Active Directory path. A copy of the script isÂ availableÂ here.
Join us this month for a great getting started session where John Mello will be presenting on the PowerShell pipeline. We also plan to have a Script Club following John’s talk so be sure to bring along any scripts that you’re working on. You definitely don’t want to miss this informative session especially if you’re relatively new to PowerShell.
Please register if you plan to attend @Â http://phillyposh.orgÂ or use the button below.
We Look forward to seeing you December 6th!