With the opportunity to register for the first PowerShell Summit in Europe fast approaching you may be looking for reasons you can use to convince your boss to let you go. These are just some of the reasons you should attend:
Excellent sessions - our sessions are deliberately kept short and focussed. There’s no time for the speaker to waffle and pad with only 45 minutes. You get for information fro your money this way. The speakers are acknowledged experts in their areas with years of experience using PowerShell. We emphasise code over slides you get to see PowerShell in use – not just a long list of PowerPoint slides
Meet some the world's foremost PowerShell experts – the speakers remain available throughout the whole conference. Our sessions aim to be interactive so you can ask questions and even provoke a discussion.
Get your questions answered – the Summit will be attended by members of the PowerShell team and a significant number of PowerShell experts such as PowerShell MVPs. They will be more than happy to answer your questions. If you can’t get your PowerShell question answered at a PowerShell Summit there probably isn’t an answer.
Talk to people with similar problems to solve – the attendees are all PowerShell users – this is not a conference to attend if you have mastered at least the basics of PowerShell. Many of them will have similar problems, and even have the solution. The PowerShell community loves to share. This is an opportunity talk to those people and find your answers.
Contribute to a community resource - become a member of the PowerShell Team for a night. We will be solving one of the PowerShell Teams wish list items in a special evening event. Work with other PowerShell experts to create a resource that you can use. Its amazing how many learning points come out of these activities.
Get additional AWPP benefits – the conference is one of your AWPP benefits - http://powershell.org/wp/association-for-windows-powershell-professionals/ – take advantage of the script review process to get additional problems solved
Become better at using PowerShell – learn new techniques that you can apply. The demo code from the speakers will be available so you can use and adapt to help solve your problems.
You won’t find a better 3 days of PowerShell related activity. Hope to see you there
The agenda for the PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 is available on line. See the link from http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/
The Summit is a benefit of AWPP membership which will be available from 15 July 2014. We only have room for 60 attendees so please sign up early to avoid disappointment.
The PowerShell Summit in Europe for 2014 will be held in Amsterdam – 20 September to 1 October
Details are available here - http://eventmgr.azurewebsites.net/home/event/PSEU14
The agenda is shaping up nicely and we’re looking to publish that soon. Shortly after that we will be opening up the registration process. There are a limited number of places available so please keep an eye open for announcements from powershell.org
The PowerShell Summit is the number one place where PowerShell enthusiasts gather and learn from each other in fast-paced, knowledge packed presentations. Experts from all over the world including MVP’s, Guru’s, and PowerShell team members, join together for a few days to discuss and learn how to maximize using PowerShell in the workplace.
And now the PowerShell Summit is coming to Europe. PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 will be held September 29, 30, and October 1 at the Hotel Park in Amsterdam, Holland. http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/powershell-summit-europe/
If you want to share your PowerShell expertise, then this is your official call to submit presentations for selection!
Topic Areas – What we are looking for
We are looking for 45-minute presentations covering a wide aspect of PowerShell expertise. We have three main topic areas that may assist you in building an abstract.
• PowerShell Internals – A deep look into the inside workings of PowerShell and practical solutions that are built from them. These presentations are more focused on the PowerShell development community that is building extensions and solutions relating to PowerShell.
• PowerShell in Production – These presentations are focused on domain specific PowerShell solutions for IT Pro’s such as managing Exchange, System Center, IIS, SharePoint, VMware and more.
• PowerShell Features Deep Dive – These presentations are a deep look into configuring and working with PowerShell features and capabilities such as PowerShell Remoting, PowerShell Web Access, Reporting and more.
We are open to presentations across the entire ecosystem that has been built around PowerShell; so don’t hesitate to send an abstract for your particular area of expertise. And don’t think, “oh, I can’t do a presentation!” We aren’t looking for Toastmasters winners – we’re looking for folks to be a part of the community! Take the leap and present! Each session is only 35 minutes, with 10 minutes for Q&A!
Presentation submissions – What you should send to us
Presentations will be 45-minutes in length (planning for 30-40 minutes of material and 5-15 minutes of Q&A) and the submission should include the following:
• Presentation Title
• Presentation abstract – a description of the presentation and the topics covered. 100 words or less and suitable for marketing.
• 50 word biography
You can submit multiple presentations in the same topic area or for different ones.
What you get if you present
The European Summit is working to a very tight budget as this is the first time we are running it. Compensation for speakers will be free admission (not free Association for Windows PowerShell Professionals membership, http://powershell.org/wp/association-for-windows-powershell-professionals, just free admission, which includes food). We will not reimburse hotel, expenses, or travel. It’s important that speakers not register for the conference, because we will not be refunding you if you do that.
The financial situation may change to a certain degree if the event sells out but we can’t cover all of your expenses as a speaker and we can’t make any guarantees at this stage.
We also ask that you help publicize the event.
Presentation submission deadline – When you should send it by
Start sending your presentation submissions immediately! The selection committee will start selecting presentations as soon as they arrive so you don’t want to miss out. The last day we will accept presentation submissions will be May 23, 2014.
Send your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please either put multiple proposals in a Word doc, or send just one proposal in the body of an email, so that we can track these more easily.
When you will know you’ve been selected
The selection committee will start reviewing submissions immediately and begin the selection process. You will be informed if one or more of your presentations have been selected and sent a contract on or before June 14, 2014. You will need to return the signed contract by June 21, 2014.
The final agenda will be announced early July and posted on PowerShell.Org.
We look forward to your submissions and your help in making PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 your most valuable IT/Dev conference of the year!