Don Jones

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  • We Need Your Help.

    We need your help. 

    As you may have heard, we’re launching a new “OnRamp” track at PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2019. Limited to 40 students, this will be a hands-on class designed to bootstrap someone into the technology and our community. There's a whole brochure about it!

    We’re also offering a number of free-ride scholarships designed to cover admission, air, and hotel, to help increase the diversity of our field and community right at the top of the funnel. Half of our scholarships will be awarded to individuals from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in IT, and that’s where we need your help. 

    We need to get the word out to potential applicants so that they know to apply!

  • A Summit 2018 Post-Mortem

    We've been conducting a survey of Summit 2018, now that it's in the past, and wanted to share some of our immediate take-aways. The survey is still open for Summiteers until end of April 2018; you should have the URL in a follow-up email and can inquire in the Slack team if you need it.

  • A Changing of the Guard

    This week at PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2018, we announced a change in leadership for The DevOps Collective, the nonprofit organization that runs Summit,, and other programs.  Stepping in as CEO will be former Director of Online Services Will Anderson (@gamerlivingwill on Twitter). As CEO, Will takes on day to day responsibility for […]

  • Iron Scripter Preludes and Main Event: Rules and Info

    Information is now available at for the at-Summit events, and participants are advised to refresh themselves on the Rules. Participants attending Summit should begin choosing their faction and getting to know their teammates in the faction-specific channels of the DevOps-Summit Slack team (open only to attendees and alumni). Participants hoping to participate remotely may […]

  • Updated Summit Pre-Arrival InfoDump

    We sent out a big email blast to everyone this morning (noon Eastern time), and if you didn’t get it it’s because (probably) your corporate email is block-block-blocking us. You’re welcome to sign up a personal email address at, if you’d like. We’ll also continue to post communications in the #summit-events channel in the Slack […]

  • PowerShell Summit Pre-Arrival Information Dump

    This is a bit of a long post, but we promise – it’s important, and it’s worth it. Refunds & Transfers Because this is the time of year when it starts to come up, remember that we don’t offer registration refunds. You’re welcome to transfer your membership, however, at no fee. Just log into EventBrite […]

  • Help us Recognize Amazing PowerShell Contributors!

    First: Please share this as widely as possible in your social media channels, so we can get the most number of suggestions possible!

    We're working with the PowerShell team at Microsoft to identify individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the PowerShell community. Perhaps they've written blog posts that really helped you conquer a PowerShell challenge, or maybe they've contributed code (on GitHub or elsewhere) that you rely on. Maybe they're an amazing teacher, or perhaps they're an awesome coder. Whatever their contribution, if it's been notable and helpful to you, we'd like to hear from you.

  • PowerShell Summit Registration Status

    A quick update – all numbers as of 23-January-2018, 12:23pm Pacific time. 91 seats remaining. We are on track to sell out in approximately 45 days. Unlike previous years where we’ve scrounged some spare seats at the last minute, please don’t expect that this year, as I think I’ve gotten better at math and have not been […]