One of my favorite events at the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit is the community lightning demos. It’s a fun format:
For the audience:
- Fast paced (max 10 minutes)
- Many speakers
- Topic or speaker not what you’re looking for? They’ll change in a few minutes
- Demos offer enough material to give you ideas and point out where to learn more
- Content is more likely to have a high signal-to-noise ratio given the time constraints
For the speakers:
- No need to come up with a full length session and the content behind it
- It can be comforting knowing you have a bunch of peers joining you
- You can get enough info to the audience for them to get excited and want to learn more
- You get a platform to share something awesome with the PowerShell community
So! This isn’t about the summit. We’re starting a new thing, PowerHour: An Hour of Community Lightning Demos.
PowerHour will be like a virtual PowerShell User Group, with a lightning demo format, and leeway for other topics not directly related to PowerShell.
This adds some more fun:
- No need to stand on stage (yet!), with Jeffrey Snover sitting right in front of you
- Folks reviewing CFPs for the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit will likely see these… You could give a condensed demo of a CFP topic, or just showcase something cool to give us an idea of how you prepare and present
- More time! We always run short on time at the summit; we’ll hold these on a regular basis to give more folks a chance to show something fun!
- Everything is recorded
So! Where can you go to find out more?
- Proposals, FAQs, materials, links to demos, agendas, and more will be available at the PSPowerHour GitHub repo
- Demos and live stream at PSPowerHour YouTube channel
When does it start?
Our first session is scheduled for Tuesday August 21st @ 6:00 PM EST!
- If you want to propose a demo, just submit an issue! We’ll work on timing for your demo from there
- We need more proposals, but Doug Finke, Chrissy LeMaire, and Glenn Sarti (if he can wake up early enough!) will join us for our first session
We hope you’ll join us – feel free to drop by the #powerhour channel in powershell.slack.com!
PS: a huge thanks to Michael Lombardi for his help with the summit community lightning demos, and partnering up to make PowerHour a thing!