CFP closed at  June 02, 2019 23:06 UTC

The Research Triangle PowerShell User Group is excited to announce our first PowerShell Saturday event!

This event will be a one day conference focusing on all things PowerShell and will be hosted at the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. The day will include content for professionals of all levels and is being advertised as a full day of learning for our attendees. This event is open to speakers of all skill levels and this is an excellent opportunity to get experience in presenting content to an audience. We are very happy to work with first-time speakers as long as your topic is relevant to the information topics listed below. All you need is a passion for PowerShell and an interesting topic. If you are wondering if you can do this, you can!

What makes our conference unique is that it is a community-based conference which means as little vendor advertising as possible and keeping the focus on delivering great content to our attendees. Sessions will be no more than 50-60 attendees per room. The Raleigh-Durham area is a high tech area with a large population of IT professionals and technology companies so we expect a very big turnout for this event.

The format for the day will be 45-minute presentations across three distinct tracks or areas of focus.

PowerShell 101 (Intro and Fundamentals)

PowerShell Tools (Scripting tools and DevOps)

Manage the Cloud with PowerShell (Azure and AWS)

CFP Description

Are you excited about PowerShell and want to share your knowledge with your peers? Great! RTPSUG PowerShell Saturday is the place for you!!

Our group is known for delivering great content as well as being super friendly and welcoming all members of all skill levels. We are looking to reproduce the small community feel of our meetings in the full day setting of this conference. Our speakers love us because we put a lot of effort into helping speakers do the best they can to be successful.

All topics should be geared towards one of the three main topic areas we are following for this conference.

PowerShell 101 (Intro and Fundamentals)

PowerShell Tools (Scripting tools and DevOps)

Manage the Cloud with PowerShell (Azure and AWS)

Some tips for topic submissions:

Topics should be focused on a specific area or problem solution. (ie How to search event logs with PowerShell effectively)

Talks should show people the value that the topic has to offer (ie Why you should be using Pester for testing your code)

Talks should teach people about a particular subject or expose new and interesting facets of PowerShell that may not be well known. (ie Getting Started with Just Enough Administration)

The audience is a mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced PowerShell users spread across many different areas of IT. Talks should be more code and demo driven then slides. It is certainly ok to use slides, but we would prefer to have as much live demo material and interactions between speakers and participants as possible. Recorded video is also acceptable as backups to live demos.

Conference rooms will be university classrooms set up for presenting material to about 50-60 people per room. All rooms will have video screens and projection technology to assist with presentations. You must bring your own laptop for the presentation. We will provide information on what adaptors might be needed to successfully connect to classroom projection systems.