Atlanta PowerShell Group – October Meeting
Date: 10/19/2010 (Tuesday) 6:00pm EDT (GMT-4)
New Horizons Atlanta
211 Perimeter Center Parkway Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30346
Phone: (770) 270-2000
6:00pm: Introductions and Opening Remarks and free pizza and soft drinks.
6:15pm: Creating PowerShell Graphical Interfaces – Mark Mitchell
7:15pm: Script Club
7:45pm: Giveaway: Multiple copies of Lee Holme’s “Windows PowerShell Cookbook”
Mark Mitchell has been working in IT for 30 years. He has worked about half his career time as an independent consultant, and the rest in the employment of companies. Mark has built or supported applications ranging from Finance, Mortgage Banking, HR, Transportation, Billing, Manufacturing, Project Management, and Sales Order systems; Running on Mainframe, Unix, and Windows platforms. Mark has worked with and designed Databases from Network(IDMS), hierarchical(IMS), and Relational(Oracle,SQL Server). Compiled languages of Cobol,Pascal/Delphi,VB,C/C++,ABAP(SAP),Java,C#. For Y2K, Mark rewrote a dBase shopfloor management application as an ASP web based application using a SQL Server backend.
Mark Mitchell’s Scripting history:
- 1981 scripting mainframe editors (Wylbur, TSO/SPF-Clists ,VM/CMS)
- 1984 Dos batch scripts
- 1996 Unix bash scripting with SED and AWK.
- 1998 VBScript and Windows Scripting Host
- 2000 CScript, and Perl
- 2005 AutoIt
- 2008 came across PowerShell
In January 2009, volunteered to learn enough about PowerShell to do a presentation for the Microsoft Professionals group, And then promptly found an Atlanta PowerShell MVP – Hal Rottenburg ( blog | twitter ) to do it – in January 2010.
Mark Mitchell has been active in the Microsoft developer community in Atlanta attending meetings of Microsoft Atlanta Professionals, Atlanta MDF(SQL Server), Atlanta SharePoint User Group, Atlanta .Net User group, and Atlanta PowerShell User Group. He has attended the SQL Saturday, SharePoint Saturday, CodeStock, Devlink, Atlanta Code Camp, and ReMixAtlanta conferences.
Mark has built 5 of his own desktop computers over the last 10 years, and one of those computers that has never been connected to the internet – dedicated entirely to music composition and recording, with terabytes of sound libraries. Mark plays Keyboards,Guitar,Bass,flute,violin, and has sung in choirs. He is also a semi-professional photographer.