What is PowerHour?
Think of this like a virtual PowerShell User Group, with a lightning-demo format, and room for non-PowerShell-specific content. Eight community members will give a demo each PowerHour.
Where do we watch!
We'll be streaming on YouTube
When's the next PowerHour?
We'll add an agenda at least a week ahead of each PowerHour. To find the date and more details:
- Check for the latest Agenda
- Sort for the most recent folder under materials: For example, materials/2018-08-21
- Watch #PSPowerHour on Twitter
How do I submit a proposal?
Just submit an issue! We need a title, your name, and a brief abstract — that's enough to get started!
Once you fill out an issue, we'll work with you on timing
What should I talk about?
Anything! Demo a module or function that you wrote, or that you use often. Describe a helpful tip or trick that you think is worth sharing with the audience. This is up to you!
Include info the audience will find helpful:
- What are you talking about?
- How does it work? This is a demo after all!
- Why might the audience use this?
- Where can they find more?
What should I present with?
This is up to you! Demo doesn't mean live demo only
- Slides with PowerShell on them
- The console
- VS Code
- PowerShell ISE
- Pre-recorded video that you narrate
- Notepad (maybe not)
- Something else
Zoom in so it just fits in the whole screen. Don't be shy.. Bigger is better!
How long do I talk?
Anything under 10 minutes! Don't try to fill the whole 10 minutes, only show us what we need to see — only have 5 minutes of material? Even better!
Oh. In case it's not clear: it's a hard limit on 10 minutes. If you need more time, consider talking at a local or remote user group!
When will I talk?
- We'll work with you in your GitHub issue proposal
- We'll try to give you a two week notice for the session you're scheduled to demo in
- We'll include an order-of-operations so you know your spot in line
How are talks scheduled?
- We'll pick the 8 oldest, open proposals (only one talk per person)
- We'll review the timezones of the speakers and work to make sure they're scheduled in the most convenient / sensible way we can manage
- We'll do our best to make sure we won't have duplicate content in the same PSPowerHour.
- There's tons of value in every speaker's individual take on a topic, but we want to get a good spread of topics each event. Just because a topic has been covered or touched on before doesn't make it a bad topic for a future talk!
- We'll do our best to randomize the order of speakers as much as possible while remaining mindful of and sensitive to timezones.
- This is to ensure a spread of both speakers and topics, so we don't end up with a cluster of, for example, three related-topic-talks in a row.
- We're also reserving the right to do a little serendipitous ordering to make demos that are on related topics have a neat flow - so, for example, if one person is talking about 'what is Plaster' that talk goes before the 'tips and tricks for writing Plaster manifests' talk.
What happens the day of?
- Have your materials ready to present!
- Show up 15 minutes early. We want to get everyone connected and make sure they can share their desktop and audio without issue
- Have fun! Don't be too stressed. It's just a couple minutes, and you'll have other peers joining you
Do I have to answer questions?
Nope! At least, not live; no time for that. We'll encourage the community to follow up with you via...
- The twitter URL you include
- #powerhour in powershell.slack.com
- The issue for your demo
It would be awesome if you follow up on community questions in one of these spots
Can you get awesome-person-xyz to do a demo?
We'll certainly be pestering folks, but if you know someone who has something awesome to talk about them, point them here and ask them to submit a proposal!
Can I pre-record a demo?
This part is tough. We'll try to figure something out. Short term, we'll need folks to demo things in person
To clarify — you can record something, and discuss things while playing it during the stream — we just don't have tooling to add an entire pre-recorded demo (speaking and screencap) yet.