I’ve just returned from the PowerShell Deep Dive in San Diego. It was an exciting 3 day event hosted by Quest and sponsored by Microsoft. We had some of the world’s brightest PowerShell community leaders gathered together along side a whole host of PowerShell enthusiasts.
The sessions were very informative and the speakers all did a great job (I didn’t mess up too much!). Some of the topics included PowerShell Workflows, Office automation and PowerShell as a web language. There was almost always a lively discussion intertwined with the session that proved to add a lot of value.
We even had some of the PowerShell team members join us and provide some great insight into decisions surrounding the architecture and scope of the language. Bruce always manages to blow my mind.
Whenever we had a free slot of time we would work in lighting rounds. This allowed anyone from the audience to give a short (about 5 minute) demonstration or impromptu discussion about anything PowerShell related. This led to some great, unexpected content like PS-NuGet.
We held a script party, a meet the experts session and a birds of a feather session. Every one of these events were really well attended by the PowerShell folk. The lively atmosphere that the PowerShell community brings is just awesome!
We also spent a bunch of time just hanging out and even watched Jonathan rock the yo-yo!
I would call it a success and I can’t wait for another one! If you want some more of the action, I have a Google Photo Album full of pictures I took at TEC2012. I hope that we will see you all at the next PowerShell Deep Dive! If you’re curious about attending a Deep Dive in the future, please watch The Experts Conference website.