Last Call for Summit Lightning Demos

The CFP for Lightning demos will be closing 15 march at 11:59 Pacific Daylight Time

This year, the PowerShell + DevOps Summit will be a virtual event. Submissions to present a Lightning Demo are still open? The PowerShell community is looking for you! You Can Do It!

Lightning Demos are rapid-fire demonstrations of some sort of PowerShell use-case. They are geared towards speakers that aren’t prepared to give a full-length conference presentation but that have something they want to geek out about. Some details that were provided for the 2019 Summit can be found here.

If you have a demonstration or two that you’d like to give that fits this description, please fill out the form here. Most demonstrations fall into the 7 to 10-minute range in length, but it’s fine if it’s a bit shorter.

Note that these will be prerecorded demonstrations. You will not be presenting live; the organizers will be reaching out to schedule time to meet with selected individuals and record these demonstrations. They will ultimately be edited together into a final video, the exact format of which is to be determined.

Some dates to keep in mind:

March 15th, 2021 – final date to fill out the submission form
March 31st, 2021 – all demos must be scheduled and recorded
April 27th – April 29th, 2021 – PowerShell + DevOps Summit 2021
Matt Bobke (@mattbobke) and Phil Bossman (@Schlauge) will be working together to organize the Lightning Demo portion of the event. Both Matt and Phil are very active PowerShell community members and leaders of PowerShell User Groups. Matt leads the SoCal PowerShell group. Phil leads the Research Triangle PowerShell User Group.

Matt’s Testimonial

I also want to share my thoughts about the Summit itself. The PowerShell + DevOps Summit is the only tech conference that I have ever personally attended; I attended in 2019 as an OnRamp-track scholarship recipient. I have never been surrounded by so many smart, passionate and kind people in my life. I learned so much, not just about PowerShell but about how to take charge of my career. Many speakers that we have hosted for our group, SoCal PowerShell, in the past will be speaking at the Summit. I highly encourage you to consider attending virtually and supporting the organization and the featured speakers. It is unfortunate that it will not be a physical conference this year, but I’m sure the content and the discussions will be just as great.

Thank you, and we look forward to receiving your submissions! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

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