PowerShell Conference Asia (#PSConfAsia) held its inaugural sessions on September 18th and 19th, 2015 at Microsoft headquarters in Singapore. SAPIEN was the platinum sponsor of this event. A great set of sessions was kicked off with a State of the Union talk by Jefferey Snover (Technical Fellow at Microsoft and creator of PowerShell). Ferdinand Rios (CEO of SAPIEN) followed up with a talk on Building PowerShell GUI Solutions, where he demonstrated how to build a GUI PowerShellGet application using PowerShell Studio.
The rest of the sessions had a concentration on DSC, Sharepoint and DevOps. In particular, there was a lot of talk about Pester (unit testing) and Git (source control) integration into standard development workflows. A full list of the speaker topics can be found at the PowerShell Conference Asia website: http://psconf.azurewebsites.net.
The organizers of the event, Benjamin Hodge, Ravikanth Chianti, Milton Goh and Matt Hitchcock did a great job getting it all together. SAPIEN extends a big thank you to these gentlemen for their hard work and diligence in putting together a wonderful event. From the sessions to the food (which was excellent!) and the great t-shirts, this conference went off quite well especially for a first time event.
The energy and interest of the attendees at the conference was very high. It seems very likely with the current interest level that this will be an annual event and discussions were already being held regarding next year’s event. SAPIEN plans to be an integral part of #PSConfAsia again.