Here's everything that's fit to print regarding Summit 2016, running April 3-4-5-6 in Bellevue, WA! You can also download: Brochure-PowerShell and DevOps Summit 2016 to share with your boss and team.
Registration for Summit will open December 1, 2015, and run through March 1, 2016. Visit the registration website for more details. Registration will be limited to about 200 attendees. Initially, we will only offer registration for a 4-day event, which includes full-day pre-conference sessions on April 3rd, 2016. On February 1st, 2016, we will open any remaining space for 3-day registration.
The registration website will list the complete agenda, which is subject to change, so be sure to check the website often. The agenda will be online prior to December 1, 2015.
We will not be live-streaming sessions - the cost for sufficient bandwidth is prohibitive. We will be recording the two main session rooms on April 4-5-6. We will not be recording the full-day sessions on April 3rd, nor will we be recording the "extra" sessions in the third session room throughout the week (we only have enough equipment to record two rooms, and the third room will not be in use all the time).
Pluralsight has agreed to sponsor the event, and will be recording HD video and high-quality audio of our speakers in the two main session rooms. They'll be using that, along with our traditional screen captures, to produce an enhanced set of session recordings. Those recordings will be made available to all of their subscribers, and all Summit attendees will received free access to the enhanced recordings. For non-attendees, our basic screen-capture recordings will be made available free of charge on our YouTube channel, just as in the past.
We'll have several special evening events throughout the conference. Most importantly, Tuesday afternoon will feature an all-hands-on-deck address by Microsoft Technical Fellow Jeffrey Snover, followed by "lightning demos" from members of the WMF product team. After that, we'll move directly into a meet-and-greet reception (kindly sponsored by SAPIEN) where we've invited the entire product team to come talk to you. Stay tuned for further announcements on special events.
We do not have an official arrangement with any hotel. You'll find several hotels near the Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue, including the Red Lion Inn, Hilton, Courtyard by Marriott, and others. You're welcome to stay where you like. Please note that parking is not free at the Center, so we do not recommend a rental car. Lyft/Uber are generally available, as are taxis, and several hotels are within a reasonable walking distance (~15min).