First of all, i would like to thank Geoffroy Dubreuil and Gael Colas for this amazing event and all the work the did for this to be possible

I also want to thank dbi Services for their trust and Nathan Courtine for his help and great advices.

Hey everyone!

I recently had the opportunity to attend the PowerShell conference in Antwerp. This was an amazing journey and I got to assist different conferences I want to share with you some of them.

I will present you in different blog some insights I got from it because I learned a lot of things from those incredibly passionate speakers. All of them shared their experiences, some technical like the one I will present you today; some were more reflexions about how to use technology that the world offer us, like AI, to improve our daily lives.

In today blog, we will talk about Project Mercury, a presentation made by Steven Bucher & Damien Caro. An experimental initiative that’s set to “revolutionize” agent creation and distribution. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or just starting out, this project aims to ignite your creativity and excitement about building agents. I’m excited to share my journey and insights from this conference with you all!

Introduction to Project Mercury

Project Mercury is all about innovation and experimentation. While it’s still in the early stages and not yet as streamlined as other tools, the goal is to introduce groundbreaking ideas that will improve user experiences and spark brainstorming sessions. This project is a playground for new concepts, and it was thrilling to see its potential.

Enhancing the Agent Shell Experience

One of the standout features of Project Mercury is its cross-platform and cross-shell compatibility. Here’s what makes it so versatile:

  • Cross-Platform Support:
    • Whether you’re using Windows Terminal or a terminal on a Mac, Project Mercury works seamlessly across different operating systems.
  • Predictive IntelliSense:
    • For those using PowerShell 7, the predictive IntelliSense feature offers an enhanced interactive experience. It helps you write commands more efficiently by predicting what you might type next.
  • Versatility Across Shells:
    • You can use Project Mercury with various command-line interfaces, including cmd.exe and bash. However, the full suite of features is optimized for PowerShell 7.

Demo: Bringing It All Together

To see Project Mercury in action, we walked through a quick demo during the conference:

  1. Starting the Agent Interface:
    • Launching the agent interface is simple, and it works across different environments. This makes it easy to switch between different operating systems and shells.
  2. Using the Olama Agent:
    • We explored the Olama agent as an example, demonstrating its capabilities and how to configure it for optimal performance.
  3. Cross-Shell Functionality:
    • The demo highlighted how Project Mercury can be used in various shells, making it a versatile tool for any setup. While some features are exclusive to PowerShell 7, the basic functionalities are available across different platforms.

Troubleshooting Tips

No project is without its challenges. Here are a few tips shared during the conference to help troubleshoot common issues:

  • Path Specifications:
    • Ensure you specify the correct path if the agent interface isn’t recognized.
  • Python Package Conflicts:
    • If you encounter issues related to Python packages, double-check your environment configurations.
  • Windows PowerShell Compatibility:
    • While you can run the agent interface in older versions of PowerShell, note that some advanced features may not be available.


Project Mercury is an exciting venture into the world of agent creation and cross-platform tools. With its innovative approach and flexible framework, it promises to open up new possibilities for developers everywhere. Whether you’re experimenting with new ideas or looking to streamline your development process, Project Mercury offers the tools and inspiration you need. Stay tuned for more updates and happy coding!