Robotic Process Automation: Leveraging Cron, Scripts and Databases for Automating Tasks

Speakers: John Duong

Level: All Levels, Lecture

Excerpt: Want to eliminate repetitive tasks, free up time for fun projects, feel a sense of achievement, impress bosses/colleagues/family/friends? Then you won’t want to miss this presentation! I’ll explain key concepts on RPA and how to apply them from your Mac. Warning: This is not a presentation on DevOps automation, but rather just a talk about general task automation via blending of cron jobs, scripts and databases / data sources / REST APIs, etc.

Description: Automation is a hot topic in any industry these days. RPA is a new buzz term, but its been around for quite some time in the form of cron and other task schedulers. With the world trying to be more efficient, automation is taking center stage. Those who can leverage it will be handsomely rewarded through personal gratification and/or monetary compensation. Join me as I present some simple key concepts on how to automate tasks straight from your Mac!

(This session will not be recorded.)

About the speaker

John Duong – Senior Manager, Solutions Architect – Pfizer Inc

John Duong is a proven Business Technology Senior Manager with over 19 years experience and demonstrated history of success working in the pharmaceuticals and defense industries. John has been with Pfizer for the past 3.5 years and now serves as Senior Manager, Solutions Architect for R&D and Worldwide Safety Regulatory Medical Business Technology teams. Before his tenure at Pfizer, John worked at Lockheed Martin for 11 years in various roles from Software/Systems Engineer to Lead Web and Mobile Applications Developer/Database Administrator to Project/Program Manager and Solutions Architect. John earned his BS in Computer Science with minors in Mathematics and Information Systems and an MBA in Finance from Drexel University, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and Six Sigma Green Belt Certifications from Drexel University and Lockheed Martin. John enjoys spending time with his family, reading about/tinkering with technology and playing/watching sports as a native Philadelphia fan.

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