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PowerShell Summit 2017 thoughts

2017 saw our largest Summit to date. 250 PowerShell fanatics (I use the word advisedly) descended on Bellevue Washington. The conversations had already started when I arrived at the hotel on the Friday night before the Summit!

We had a planning meeting for Summit 2018 on the Saturday. Some good ideas came from the meeting that we’ll share in a little while. If you thought this year was good next year will amaze you.

The Summit opened on Sunday with 3 hour Deep Dives morning and afternoon. During the morning I discovered that the issues Delta airlines were having was causing problems for speakers travelling to the Summit. In the end we only had one speaker unable to reach the Summit. We have a plan to mitigate any future issues with speaker drop outs that we’ll be implementing for Summit 2018 and later (yes we do plan more than a year in advance).

Monday saw the PowerShell team presenting on PowerShell now and in the future with team members showing what they’re working on now!

Tuesday and Wednesday morning saw some amazing standard length sessions and the first outing for the Three Furies of PowerShell – who knows they may appear again sometime.

Wednesday afternoon saw the Community Lightning Demos – everything I’ve heard says it was amazing – I was moderating 2 panel discussions. We also had some longer technical sessions.

I saw a large number of people I recognised from previous Summits. I asked why they came back and consistently received two reasons:

- the high level of the technical content

- the ability to talk to speakers, MVPs, team members and other attendees about their PowerShell problems and get answers to those problems

Be assured we’ve taken those 2 things on board and are committed to preserving those aspects of the Summit.

A huge thanks to the speakers, the PowerShell team and the attendees for making a fantastic Summit. A little while to reflect and catch my breath and then its time to dive into the work for next year

Summit 2017–one week to go

With one week to go before travelling to Seattle for the 2017 PowerShell & DevOps Summit I’m putting the finishing touches to my presentations and the Summit organisation.

The agenda was published last October but we’ve had to make a few changes recently to cover for speakers that have dropped out. Check out the final version before deciding on the sessions you’ll attend.

We’ve already started planning the 2018 Summit – more details will come later – but we think you’ll like what we’re planning. All your favourite Summit features and more.

If you’re going to the Summit don’t forget to sign up for the Lightning Demos – your chance to speak and share your discoveries.

PowerShell Summit 2017–Community Lightning Demos

Early Summits, and their precursors – the PowerShell Deep Dives – featured Lightning rounds where attendees had 10 minutes or so to present something PowerShell related – a tip, trick, discovery, cool piece of code, new technique etc etc etc …


Summit 2017 brings that concept back. If you’re attending Summit, and if not why not, and you want to be involved check out and sign up.

Full Summit agenda available

The full agenda – including the PowerShell team sessions – is now available on the event web site - -

This is our biggest ever Summit. We’ve sold out for this year and are already making plans for next year’s Summit. Look for more information later in the year.


Wanted one nice kind PowerShell community member to buy the last lonely ticket for the 2017 PowerShell and DevOps Summit.


That’s right we have one place left. And its definitely the last. if you want it – better hurry.

PowerShell Summit 2017 – – more seats available

After selling out in record time we’ve managed to squeeze a few more seats in after discussion with the conference centre.


Those seats are live now.


They are very definitely, the absolute last set of seats we’ll be able to add this year.


First come – First served. When they’re gone – they’re gone

PowerShell Summit 2017–sold out

We sold the last seat for the 2017 Summit - yesterday.


If, and its a very big if, more seats become available we'll notify you though the event web site and on

Summit 2017–seats going fast

Seats at eh PowerShell Summit - – are going fast.


We’ve sold over 70% of the seats – they’re current 55 seats left split between 4-day and 3-day passes. The 3-day passes don’t go on sale until 12 February and we’ll be moving 3-day to 4-day as sales happen between now and then. We have a number of sales in the pipeline that will reduce the number of available seats as well.


We are at maximum capacity for the venue – and probably for the event in its present format.


We are expecting a rapid sell off of the remaining seats when open registration of 3-day passes. We don’t maintain any sort of waiting list and when the seats are gone – they’re gone.


If you are thinking of attending the 2017 Summit I’d advise you to get your seat booked quickly – I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we’d sold out by the end of February.

Community Lightning Demos

We are continually evolving the content we present at the PowerShell Summit. This year we're bringing back something that was a feature of the early PowerShell Deep Dives and Summits - the Community Lightning Demos. We have a session set aside on Wednesday afternoon for this. Timescales will depend on the number of people wanting to show something.

In the words of PowerShell MVP Warren Frame who's organising this for us:

Ever wanted to present at Summit but were unsure if you could? This is your opportunity to present something you've discovered to your peers in the PowerShell community. A code trick, or tip, a new module you've created, an open source module or a feature of a cmdlet that's relatively unknown.. The list goes on and on. Anything PowerShell, or DevOps related that you think is cool and that will interest other people is a suitable topic. We're looking for 5-10 minute demos. Something you've done, discovered, solved or run up against. This is your opportunity to "give back" to our community by sharing your knowledge. Make sure its something you can present from your laptop and that you don't need extensive Internet access. A sign up sheet will be available Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. We just need your name and topic. Who knows you may be asked to present a full session at the following Summit. Some of our best speakers started in the Lightning Demos sessions of past events.

This is your opportunity to start presenting to a knowledgeable and appreciative audience. In past events we've had some amazing things come to light - things the PowerShell team didn't realise about PowerShell. If you have something to share please consider signing up for this.

Summit 2017 Registration still open

Just a quick reminder that the registration for the 2017 PowerShell and DevOps Summit is still open – details from