Want to attend the newly expanded, 4-day PowerShell and DevOps Summit coming to Bellevue, WA in April 2016? Well you can – if you make your own community contribution!
Our TechLetter newsletter is looking for articles. And, November is of course NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month. But we aren’t looking for a novel – just newsletter articles! So we’ll call it National PowerShell and DevOps Article Writing Month (NaPoshDoArWriMo). Er. Or something.
Anyway, here’s the rules:
- Submit your articles in Word or RTF format, in a ZIP file via email, to “editors” here at PowerShell.org. Please include a plain-text file with copies of any code in your article, as this makes formatting easier. Also include PNG files of any screen shots your article uses.
- Your article can be on any PowerShell or DevOps topic. Talk about techniques, challenges you’ve solved, best practices, or whatever you like. Minimum article length, excluding code, is 1,500 words. Maximum article length, excluding code, is 5,000 words.
- The best articles usually tell a story – a problem you ran into, what you tried, what errors you encountered, and what eventually worked. This is true of “best practices” as well – talk about how the practice helped you solve a problem, or will help prevent problems. Provide lots of examples!
- You may submit more than one article. Please do so in a separate email for each. In each email, include your name and e-mail address. Entries are due by the end of November, 2015.
- Our Editors will choose the winning entry and announce it in the January 2016 TechLetter. Editors reserve the right to decline any article they feel is unsuitable, and Editors’ decision on the winning article is final. Winners are responsible for any taxes or duties imposed by their local government. Prize does not include travel expenses, lodging, or anything else. Anyone, anywhere, is eligible to win unless prevented or limited by local law. Prize is nontransferable and has no cash value.
All right. Go to it!!!