Summit 2020 – A New Addition

Last week at the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit, we announced the dates for next year's summit. The event will again be held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington on April 27th to April 30th.

DevOps + Automation Summit - Nashville

We are also proud to announce that our flagship summit event would be getting a new addition to the family in the form of the DevOps + Automation Summit being held on October 21st to October 23rd, 2020 at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Nashville!

A lot of thought went into the decision to launch a new event. This last year, the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit again exceeded expectations by not only selling out a full month ahead of last year's event, but we had over 250 people on the waiting list for tickets.

There has also been increased demand for broader DevOps content beyond PowerShell, and with us reaching the upper limit of capacity at the primary event, it became a challenge to introduce new content. For every session of new content that we would add, we would have to take a slot away from our primary focus in Bellevue, which is PowerShell.

So who should attend which conference?

Ideally, you could attend both! These two events aren't duplicates of each other, but rather are designed to be complimentary. But to break it down a bit easier, the PowerShell + DevOps Summit will remain the focus for an admin whose job is 70% or more PowerShell-centric, and maybe doing some DevOps and cloud work. Whereas, the DevOps + Automation Summit will be much more focused on the broader tools, methodologies, and concepts of DevOps and cloud.

There will still be quite a bit of PowerShell content at the Nashville event, and there could be some overlap of sessions - especially if a speaker submits a session that would be the right fit at both events. But you would be able to attend both and have enough unique content that it would be justifiable.

How big will the new event be?

While we've set our initial budgets at the Nashville event for 250 people, we will be capping the event attendance to 400 for the time being. One of the things that we pride ourselves on is the ability to have a level of intimacy between the attendees, as well as the speakers. We have the additional capacity to grow in Nashville, but we don't want to do so in a way that compromises that.

We're looking forward to answering any questions that you may have. I may update this article as we get those questions so that everyone is on the same page. In the meantime, it was wonderful to see everyone again in Bellevue, and the team is looking forward to seeing all of you again next year!

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