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UK PowerShell group

As you are probably aware the UK PowerShell group has been very quiet over the last few months. This has been due to my personal circumstances – hopefully now resolved.

I want to re-start the group and was wondering what people wanted.

When I started the group 6 years ago we were the only PowerShell user group in the world! Things have changed. Back then I could easily organise physical meetings where the personal contact and ability to talk to people who were also learning PowerShell was invaluable. Its not possible to get the venues these days so I switched to using Live Meeting. Not as satisfying but much easier from a logistics stand point. There are problems with sound quality over Live Meeting.  I’ve tried it on a number of networks from a number of machines and the sound is poor at best and impossible to listen to at worst.

 

The big problem for any user group is finding speakers. There aren’t that many people willing to speak on any particular topic and many of them aren’t based in the UK.

At the moment I’m thinking of a web cast every other month. I can’t do every month – I just don’t have the time.  If I can find other speakers to fill the gaps that will be great but I’m working on worst case. Six sessions a year I can manage.

This supposes that I can resolve the sound problems. I’m experimenting with Lync and hope that will solve the problem. if it doesn’t then a total rethink is required.

So the question to the PowerShell community – what do you want?

3 Responses to UK PowerShell group

  • Ian Manning says:

    Richard

    I’d really value the chance to actualy meet up and do some practical stuff – both sharing what I do with Powershell and learning from others.

    Whereabouts did you have the physical meetings previously?

  • RichardSiddaway says:

    We used Microsoft offices & a meeting room in the office of a member. We also had a few meetings at Quest

  • Chris Warwick says:

    Hi Richard,

    Glad to hear your circumstances have improved. I think everyone appreciates how much effort is invloved in an undertaking like this (and, if they’re anything like me, they’re glad someone else has stepped up!) – so, as a participant at the very first meeting, I for one will be glad for any future activity, even if I can’t (or rarely) manage to make it along.

    Best wishes and a heartfelt thank-you for all your work.

    Regards,
    Chris

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