G1 Increasing Efficiency and Effectiveness with One-Off Tools and Scripts
Date & Time
Monday, June 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Non-IT professions use standard tools, masters of these professions use one off and custom tools to increase their efficiency and effectiveness as well as complete jobs that others deem too time consuming or impossible. If other professions do this why aren't we taught to solve problems in this manner and encouraged to "think outside the box". In this session, Tim gives an overview on setting up a git (or similar) repo, and explains why we want to use this to organize our script/programs before moving to the basic workflow of writing scripts, committing to your repository and then executing these scripts. Finally we'll examine several situations where you'll want to use scripts to accomplish tasks, even if it might be faster to do it manually.

  • When and why to build one off scripts
  • How to set up a private git repo (quick overview)
  • Edit and commit scripts to repository
  • How to sync and run scripts

Technical Level: Medium

Session Type
Main Conference Session