Presentation Topics and Abstracts
These are some topics that I’m interested in speaking on:
- Social networking
- User experience considerations
- Architecting for the big picture
- Automating processes via scripting
- Web development tools, technologies, and processes
These are some of the presentations that I am giving currently:
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: Customizing PowerShell for the IT Pro
As an IT professional, while you’re used to going through wizards, parsing through event logs or IIS logs manually, and working with Microsoft Management Console, there are probably better things you could be doing with your time, if you had time. Why not make time by automating these tasks with PowerShell! In this session, you will see how you can take advantage of PowerShell to automate your tasks that deal with Windows Server 2008 and newer.
Develop IT: Extending PowerShell with Custom Cmdlets and Modules
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.
Unleashing the Power: A Lap Around PowerShell 3.0
As developers, we have the power to make our end users’ lives a lot easier by developing applications, tools, and other software that may automate their processes or make certain aspects of their jobs more accessible. PowerShell 3.0 has a lot more functionality for us as developers to leverage in making our end users’ experiences easier. In this session, we will look at the new features of PowerShell 3.0 – including Windows PowerShell Web Service, Windows PowerShell Web Access, and Microsoft Script Explorer.
Acceptance Test-Driven Development and Behavior-Driven Development
Spec-ing out Your (Work)flow with SpecFlow
SpecFlow is an approach to implement acceptance test-driven development (ATDD) and behavior-driven development (BDD) in .NET projects. In this session, we will look at ATDD and BDD workflows, creating feature files in Gherkin, and working with SpecFlow in your .NET projects. Tools that may be used include Visual Studio 2010, NUnit, and Selenium.
Enter the WebMatrix – An Introduction to Microsoft WebMatrix
Whether you are looking to develop a quick ASP.NET website or learn ASP.NET as you go, Microsoft WebMatrix has a lot to offer. With IIS Express, SQL Compact Edition, ASP.NET Razor, request tracking, and analytics reporting already included, this is a fully functional lightweight web development tool. In addition to creating websites from scratch and from templates, this tool also allows you to try some of the applications in the Web Gallery – popular packages for things such as blogs, wiki, content management systems, and photo galleries. What makes it nicer is that if these applications depend on things such as PHP or MySQL, WebMatrix will download the dependencies when you install a package. In this session, you will get to see the many features of WebMatrix and what makes it such a great lightweight web development tool.
My Current Bio
Sarah Dutkiewicz is a seasoned technology professional and has been working in a variety of technologies for over a decade. Sarah’s well-rounded background includes roles as technical support, desktop support, database administrator, system administrator, professional developer, and business owner. Sarah’s true passion comes from developing software with great user experiences. She is a Microsoft MVP in Visual C# and is deeply passionate about the technical community. Sarah’s many community activities include blogging, running a technical community website, planning events, book writing, and speaking at local and regional conferences. Sarah is the owner of Cleveland Tech Consulting, LLC and the owner and administrator of Cleveland Tech Events. She is a co-author and technical editor of Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0 (ISBN 1118013867, Sybex).