PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2021

Online April 27, 2021, April 28, 2021, April 29, 2021

Tags: Powershell, Windows, Linux, Devops, Lightning talk, Intermediate, Cloud, Azure, Aws, Gcp, Security

CFP closed at  January 15, 2021 23:59 UTC

The PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit 2021 will be returning April 27-29, 2021 as a virtual event.

PowerShell and DevOps experts from all over the world, including members from the PowerShell team, will join together to discuss and learn about maximizing PowerShell in the workplace in 20+ fast-paced, knowledge-packed presentations. The Summit is also the place to explore and further your knowledge of DevOps principles and practices in a cross-platform environment. We will help you make new connections, learn new techniques, and offer something to your peers and colleagues when you return. If you want to share your PowerShell or DevOps expertise, then this is your official call to submit presentations for selection!

With the event being virtual we have a few new requirements you should be made aware of:

  • Sessions must be pre-recorded, with the first draft due by 15-March and a final version due on 15-April. A OneDrive link will be provided. The producers may ask you to make edits to your video to make sure we have the maximum value for our attendees.
  • Due to this requirement, producers are available for help with session layout and recordings. We understand not everyone is familiar with giving a session that isn’t in front of a live audience and we are here to help in any way we can.
  • The DevOps Collective INC will also do our best to make sure you have the appropriate equipment needed. Thanks to our sponsors, we may be able to offer you a new webcam and/or microphone based on needs and supply.

CFP Description

Standard Sessions

This year, with feedback from our community, we’re expanding the scope of our content. While we cannot offer our typical OnRamp track this year, we’re looking to fill the gaps with intermediate content all the way to the master/expert level.

All sessions are 45 minutes this year and are required to be pre-recorded.

  • First draft is due 15-March
  • Final recording is due 15-April

Here are a few examples of the quality of pre-recorded sessions we are looking for in regards to the standard sessions.

We look for an abstract that’s compelling and makes us want to see your session - so spend time writing a great abstract! We want sessions that offer real-world usability combined with “WOW, nobody talks about THAT” awesomeness. We want to see the code. Don’t just talk about it - this is a PowerShell summit, not a PowerPoint Summit. If your session isn’t predominately demonstrations, it’s probably not right for the Summit. Our summary of the 2019 CFP may give you insight into improving your proposal’s chances of being accepted.

Summit presentations often have plenty of audience interaction. You should expect questions and discussions via the chat feature and QA cards. This is not a “lecture to the audience” event.

If you have any doubts about the suitability of a particular session, please contact us via content@powershell.org or #conferences - we’re always happy to discuss proposed sessions.

We are open to presentations across the entire ecosystem that has been built around PowerShell or the various DevOps tools. This includes Microsoft platforms and products that have PowerShell-based management tools as well as third party products. New topics will be preferred over the recycling of older topics. However, we are still open to sessions on ‘older’ topics that address areas of great confusion or uncertainty.

Lightning Demos

We are pleased to offer community lightning demos this year. These will be pre-recorded 5-7 minute videos. The production team will help you with your recordings if needed. For lightning, demos are not held to the same quality restrictions as standard sessions.


Please note all sessions are to be delivered in English.