Weekend Scripter: The PowerShell Community State of the Union
Summary: The Scripting Wife provides a status update on the Windows PowerShell Community and insights on upcoming activities. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I was busy working on a Windows PowerShell script when the Scripting Wife came floating in and asked me if she could write a guest blog. When that happens (for that matter, whenever the Scripting Wife asks for anything), the answer is always, “Yes, of course.” So without further delay, here is Teresa Wilson, aka The Scripting Wife.
PowerShell User Group update
Hello Scripters. Hope you are having a wonderful day. I asked Ed if I could write today about some new information for user groups and about a couple of upcoming events. Although he is a good husband and he usually agrees with things I ask him to do, he also is a great advocate for Windows PowerShell and the PowerShell community, which meant he said, “Of course.” In June, I offered some information about starting a Windows PowerShell User Group in my blog, Scripting Wife Discusses Setting Up a PowerShell User Group. Here is the list of items that I suggested:
- Create your user group name and register it at PowerShell Community Groups.
- Create a Twitter account for the group.
- Sign up at Microsoft User Group Support Services.
- Sign up at GITCA.
- Sign up at INETA.
- Register at O’Reilly User Groups.
- Find a location to host the meetings.
- Identify and contact sponsors.
And now the new kids in town…
And finally, one change that I am aware of:
- Sign up at Microsoft User Group Support Services was on my old list.
This is now Microsoft Tech Affiliate Program. I will continue to update you as I know new or different ideas to help get your group rolling. If you go to the Scripting Community tab on the Script Center, there is a list of Ed’s upcoming engagements. Typically if Ed is there, I will be also. I cannot answer your questions about how to troubleshoot your script, but I know where to find answers. I am also happy to talk with people and remember what city they live near, then connect people as time goes by. So be sure to stop by and say, “Hello!” if you attend any of the events that Ed and I are attending. Two big events coming up are the PowerShell Summit North America 2013 in Redmond, Washington in April and TechEd North America 2013 in New Orleans in June. I will be at the Scripting Guy booth the majority of the time. I typically only sneak off to grab a drink or a bite to eat. I love being at the booth and talking to people as they come through. As always, contact me on twitter @ScriptingWife or email me at ScriptingWife@hotmail.com if I can be of assistance. Have a scriptastic day. Thanks for a great blog post, Teresa, and for sharing your user group experience with the community. I invite you to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you have any questions, send email to me at email@example.com, or post your questions on the Official Scripting Guys Forum. See you tomorrow. Until then, peace. Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy