Putting on an event like the PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit involves a lot of planning. We started the planning process for the 2017 Summit BEFORE the 2016 Summit started!
We have to work so far in advance that we’re taking guesses at the topics that will be of high interest next April – remember that we fix the agenda 6 months before the actual Summit.
Part of the process of creating the agenda is that we publish a ‘Call for Proposals’ where we ask potential speakers to submit session proposals. We then use those proposals as the basis of the agenda. Session proposals can be taken as they are or we may suggest changes to the speaker to ensure a more cohesive agenda.
Our aim in all of this is to provide relevant, high-level sessions that will keep the Summit as a ‘must attend’ event for the PowerShell community.
This year we’re asking for your help.
We’d like you to suggest topic areas that you’d like to see at the Summit. This is NOT a call for specific session proposals (that will come in August) or a request for particular speakers to talk about a topic but a request for topics. For instance:
- We had some feedback from attendees at the 2016 Summit that a deep session on remoting would be of interest.
- The last few Summits we’ve had a lot of material on DSC – is it too much or do you want more in specific areas?
- Security is a highly important topic – do you want more? Is there a particular security aspect that should be covered?
- PowerShell is a very broad topic – are there areas such as Workflows, Jobs, Events, Remoting, CIM, Package Management where you’d like more?
- DevOps is another broad area -do you want sessions on dealing with specific technologies such as Chef, Puppet, Octopus, Source Control and anything else that enables your DevOps processes?
This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive – just a number of suggestions to start you thinking about the subject areas you’d like to see at the Summit.
We’ll summarise the topic areas that are requested in the information supplied to potential speakers in the Call for Proposals document.
Please use the comment facility to reply. If you need to supply further information you can use the standard Summit email address of Summit at PowerShell dot org.
The PowerShell Summit has become a premier event in the calendar of the PowerShell community. This is your opportunity to help shape next year’s Summit into the event you want to see.