2017 saw our largest Summit to date. 250 PowerShell fanatics (I use the word advisedly) descended on Bellevue Washington. The conversations had already started when I arrived at the hotel on the Friday night before the Summit!
We had a planning meeting for Summit 2018 on the Saturday. Some good ideas came from the meeting that we’ll share in a little while. If you thought this year was good next year will amaze you.
The Summit opened on Sunday with 3 hour Deep Dives morning and afternoon. During the morning I discovered that the issues Delta airlines were having was causing problems for speakers travelling to the Summit. In the end we only had one speaker unable to reach the Summit. We have a plan to mitigate any future issues with speaker drop outs that we’ll be implementing for Summit 2018 and later (yes we do plan more than a year in advance).
Monday saw the PowerShell team presenting on PowerShell now and in the future with team members showing what they’re working on now!
Tuesday and Wednesday morning saw some amazing standard length sessions and the first outing for the Three Furies of PowerShell – who knows they may appear again sometime.
Wednesday afternoon saw the Community Lightning Demos – everything I’ve heard says it was amazing – I was moderating 2 panel discussions. We also had some longer technical sessions.
I saw a large number of people I recognised from previous Summits. I asked why they came back and consistently received two reasons:
– the high level of the technical content
– the ability to talk to speakers, MVPs, team members and other attendees about their PowerShell problems and get answers to those problems
Be assured we’ve taken those 2 things on board and are committed to preserving those aspects of the Summit.
A huge thanks to the speakers, the PowerShell team and the attendees for making a fantastic Summit. A little while to reflect and catch my breath and then its time to dive into the work for next year