Summit Expansion – Seeking Feedback

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Tickets for the 2019 PowerShell + DevOps Summit sold out faster this year than its predecessors by almost exactly a full month. We are all so very excited to see everyone this year at the Meydenbauer in Bellevue, Washington! But as we continue to outpace each year, we also understand that this means that the demand for the content we deliver at Summit is also growing .

One of the early goals of the Summit was to keep the event relatively small to provide a more intimate feel. In doing so, it allows attendees a chance to see familiar faces as they come back every year, and have a chance to interact with the speakers, staff, and members of the PowerShell team. As the event has grown, we've been very careful to not lose that feel. So the question then is, what do we do in order to meet the demands of the community, and maintain that small event feel?

James Petty (our CFO), Jeffrey Bernt (our logistics manager), and I have been having this very discussion over the last couple of months. We've been doing a lot of homework on the resources it would require to organize and hold a second event. What would the goals of the event be? When do we have it? And so on, and so forth.

That's where you come in!

We're looking for some community feedback in helping us shape this second event. We've put together a short survey (link below) to help us make some decisions on key questions as we look toward moving forward on this project. Ultimately, our goal is to provide the community with the best educational content possible, and there's no better way to do that than to keep you involved in the decisions that affect that content. We'll keep the survey open for a couple of weeks, and share the responses with you after the close.

From the team here at The DevOps Collective, we're all looking forward to growing with you in the coming future!

4 Responses to " Summit Expansion – Seeking Feedback "

  1. I think having the event on the east coast would be beneficial, or at least closer to the east coast. New York, Philadelphia or Boston would be my preference.

  2. Bill Kindle says:

    I’ll second having east / west coast summits. Chicago and Chattanooga both have PSUG chapters too. Being from Ohio, it would be closer to make an east coast event than having to fly out to Seattle.

  3. Jean-Marc Longpre says:

    Excellent suggestion about the east coast. I third the idea. Also would be nice to have access to some of the best presentation on YouTube. I know that it involves video capture but hey… powershell is a must these days and a YouTube presence for powershell. Org is always good!

  4. Would expanding the current event not a possibility ? Sunday>Friday
    It would be less headache in term of organization ? Also easier to get approved by employers (1 travel expense vs 2)