In case you haven’t heard already, there is a huge opportunity coming up to learn a lot more about PowerShell very quickly and interact directly with dozens of PowerShell experts face to face at the same time. Next month marks the first ever PowerShell-specific conference, the PowerShell Deep Dive. This conference will be held in the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 17-19, 2011, and it will be an amazing experience for anyone interested in learning more about PowerShell. The Deep Dive sessions will all be presented on April 18 and 19, following the welcome reception on the night of April 17.
Don’t be too intimidated by the name “Deep Dive” though. The sessions will be a deep dive into PowerShell, that’s true, but there is a half-day 300-level Windows PowerShell Pre-Deep Dive Crash Course with Don Jones on April 17, 2011 that can help bring you up to speed if you’re close but not quite there yet.
Also, if you act now by emailing TEC2011@quest.com and sign up before the end of March, your Deep Dive conference fee will only cost you $850 US. For the depth of knowledge covered and the calibre of the presentations and the attendees who will be attending, this conference is going to be worth every penny.
Speaking of attendees, you really should check out who’s already confirmed they will be attending this event. Here’s a list of only a few of the speakers and attendees who have signed up so far:
- Jeffrey Snover – the father of PowerShell and Lead Architect for Windows Server
- Travis Jones – Program Manager on the PowerShell Team at Microsoft
- June Blender – Lead Tech Writer on the PowerShell Team at Microsoft
- Jim Truher – co-creator of PowerShell 1.0 at Microsoft
- Ed Wilson – the Scripting Guy at Microsoft and author
- Roberto Farah – Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft, author of PowerDbg
- Andy Schneider – PowerShell blogger
- Glenn Sizemore – PowerShell blogger and author
- Dmitry Sotnikov – the father of PowerGUI and PowerShell MVP
- Adam Driscoll – the creator of PowerGUI VSX
- Don Jones – PowerShell MVP and author
- Jeffery Hicks – PowerShell MVP and author
- Richard Siddaway – PowerShell MVP and author
- Sean Kearney – PowerShell MVP
- Brandon Shell – PowerShell MVP
- What’s incredible is that this list is only showing some of the amazing talent that will be at this event. I would have recommended it as a must-attend event even with only a small fraction of the superstars I have listed above attending, but with this line-up, plus many, many more PowerShell superstars, this is going to be one truly memorable experience.
- I’ll be attending as well of course (I wouldn’t miss it!), and while there I will be presenting a full session on “Managing Hyper-V with PowerShell” and a Deep Dive talk on “Defining domain specific vocabularies using Windows PowerShell” as well.
Have I sold you on the idea yet? If you want to learn more, head on over to the PowerShell Deep Dive page and read more about the event, or if you’ve already decided send an email to TEC2011@quest.com today to make sure you can take advantage of the $850 US pricing before the end of March!
Hope to see you in Vegas!