Shaun Lawrie
Shaun Lawrie


Shaun Lawrie
Platform Engineering Lead - PartsTrader

Shaun Lawrie is a computer nerd from Wellington with a passion for automating his jobs away. He's worked in QA, development, site reliability and delivery with some of the largest web platforms in New Zealand over the last 10 years. He's currently the Platform Engineering Lead at PartsTrader Markets Limited leading a team responsible for improving delivery processes, maintaining quality and automating all of the things.


Gaming PowerShell for Fun and Profit
Code On Screen Breakout Session

Embark on an enlightening journey into the world of PowerShell scripting, tailored for beginners and terminal enthusiasts alike. During this talk I'll be taking you on a journey where we'll be learning to script in an unconventional setting by writing a small game from scratch for the terminal. We'll be dealing with some fundamental scripting techniques, my terrible game design skills and hopefully at the end... a working game. This talk aims to help you acquire valuable scripting knowledge and techniques, while also highlighting why PowerShell and other scripting languages are an accessible and versatile tool for solving a wide range of problems.