The call for speakers for the 2020 PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit is open until October 1st. I can definitely speak from experience when I say that this is the best PowerShell conference in North America if you’re interested in PowerShell and networking with other like-minded people. I’ve attended every year since its inception and have spoken at it about half as many times. While I’m in no way affiliated with the organizers, based on their site, they’re not only looking for deep-dive content but also intermediate sessions.
Earlier this month, I presented a session on Finding Performance Bottlenecks with PowerShell at the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2019 in Bellevue, Washington. The session seemed to be well received by the audience based on the feedback that I received from the attendees. The video from this presentation is now available. The code and slides used during the demonstration can be found in my presentations repository on GitHub.
Anyone who has competed in the scripting games before knows that I’m always looking for a challenge when it comes to writing PowerShell code. While the scripting games haven’t been held in the last several years, they’ve somewhat been replaced by the Iron Scripter competition at the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit and 2019 is shaping up to be no different. Think you’ve got skills? Bring them on! and Get-Involved.
If you follow my blog, then I’m sure you’re aware that earlier this year I embarked on a project to help others get started with PowerShell. I leveraged the contacts I’d made over the years in the PowerShell community and created a book with many of them, named The PowerShell Conference Book with many of them. We all donated our time as 100% of the royalties go towards funding scholarships for the OnRamp track at the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit.
First, I’d recommend reading my blog article Announcing the PowerShell Conference Book if you haven’t. In early May of this year (2018), I came up with the idea of what would become The PowerShell Conference Book. On the evening of May 6th, I sent an email to Don Jones and Jeff Hicks asking what they thought and if they’d be interested in writing a chapter in the book. The next morning, I’d received positive responses from both of them, confirming that they would be interested in participating.
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about The PowerShell Conference Book. If not, see my previous blog article. The PowerShell Conference Book is currently the featured book on Leanpub. It’s also the number one best seller on Leanpub. And the top book on Leanpub. The book was published last Friday, July 6th with nine of the thirty-three chapters and we’ve added an additional six chapters since then. I would like to thank everyone who has purchased the book so far.
A couple of months ago, I saw a tweet from Don Jones about how much it costs to sponsor one person for the OnRamp Scholarship Program. I replied wanting to know if the DevOps Collective had considered becoming part of the Leanpub for Causes program so that portions of an author’s royalties could be donated to the program. My initial thought was that I could donate a portion of the royalties from my PowerShell 101 book to the program.
Last month I presented a session on how to Recreate MOF based DSC resources as Class based DSC resources at the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit in Seattle, Washington. The session seemed to be well received by the audience based on the feedback that I received from the attendees. The video from this presentation is now available. The code and slides used during the demonstration can be found in my presentations repository on GitHub.
Last month I presented a session on Writing Award Winning PowerShell Functions and Script Modules at the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit in Seattle, Washington. The session seemed to be well received by the audience based on the feedback that I received from the attendees. The session was also completely full. I’m glad it was recorded so anyone who was unable to attend can watch it. The video from this presentation is now available.
Registration for the PowerShell & DevOps Global Summit 2018 opens on Wednesday, November 1st which is less than one week away. I’ve attended every one of these conferences that have been held in North America since its inception 5 years ago. I speak from experience when I say now is the time to ask for approval to attend this conference because it has sold out each year and it’s not a matter of if it will sell out, but when will it sell out?
Last week, on Monday (April 4th, 2016), I presented a session at the PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit 2016 on “Creating a Custom PowerShell Toolkit to Demystify the Intricacies of Desired State Configuration”. The video from that presentation is now available: Here’s the abstract or synopsis for this presentation: “DSC (Desired State Configuration) can be very complicated when working in an environment where nodes are set to retrieve their configuration from a pull server.
Last week, on Wednesday (April 6th, 2016), I presented a session at the PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit 2016 on “Building Unconventional SQL Server Tools in PowerShell with Functions and Script Modules”. The video from that presentation is now available: Here’s the abstract or synopsis for this presentation: “Have you ever had records from a SQL Server database table come up missing? Maybe someone or some process deleted them, but who really knows what happened to them?
On Tuesday of this week, I presented a session at the PowerShell Summit North America 2015with the same title as this blog article. The video of my session is now available on PowerShell.org’s YouTube channel: [youtube=https://youtu.be/C-kL_6556XQ] The code and slides from the presentation can be downloaded from here. µ
The PowerShell Summit North America 2015is next week! I’ll be presenting a session on PowerShellGetat 2:30pm on Tuesday, April 21st in the room named Kilimanjaro. The official title for my session is: _PowerShellGet: The BIG EASY way to discover, install, and update PowerShell modules _ ] The abstract (or synopsis) for my session will give you a little information about what I plan to cover during the presentation:[ ] What process do you currently have in place for sharing PowerShell modules within your organization?
If you’re a frequent reader of the articles on this blog site then you probably already know that the information I write about is based on my real world experiences and the same holds true for this blog article about the PowerShell Summit conferences. During the past two years (since its inception), I have attended the PowerShell Summit North America and I can say without doubt that attending those conferences has definitely helped to advance my career.
I attended the PowerShell Summit North America 2013 last year so I speak from experience when I say that the PowerShell Summit North America 2014 is a conference that you don’t want to miss and it’s the best value that you’ll find in a PowerShell related conference this year . ](/images/2014/04/Summit-Horiz-Logo-Color.png)Last year the Summit was smaller with a very limited number of tickets available which sold out well before the end of 2012 and there were a lot of people who missed out.
As of today, there is one month left until the PowerShell Summit North America 2014. I tweeted something out last night and thought I would write a quick blog about it since I often find myself looking for a tweet months later when I can’t remember how I did something that I previously tweeted out. This tweet used all 140 characters that twitter allows: "There are $(($i=New-TimeSpan -End 2014-04-28T09:00-07).Days)days & $($i.
There are only two months left until the PowerShell Summit North America 2014. The tickets for the 2013 PowerShell Summit sold out before the end of 2012 and a lot of people missed out on an awesome opportunity because they didn’t act quickly enough. Well, this year they’ve expanded the capacity by moving it to a different location in Seattle and the tickets were sold in stages. So what are you waiting for?
I thought I would share the “unboxing experience” of my PowerShell Summit North America 2013 T-Shirt. The T-Shirt arrived in about a week with the economy shipping choice. It arrived in a mail type bag as shown below. The shirt was folded and had what I would call a brown paper ribbon around it with a cafe press sticker and a thank you card with my receipt in it: ](/images/2012/11/ps-summit-shirt-unboxing.jpg)The color I chose was charcoal.