PowerShell Conference Asia, 2015 – call for speakers and sponsors

Exciting times! On September 18-19 2015, we at the Singapore PowerShell User Group are planning to host the first PowerShell Conference Asia. This will be held at Microsoft Singapore. It will be a 2-day single track event (with breakout sessions) and we intend it to pave the way for larger events of this kind here in Asia. The organising committee at the moment consists of Matt Hitchcock (PowerShell MVP), Milton Goh (PowerShell MVP), Benjamin Hodge (Singapore User Group Co-lead and Sydney lead) and Ravikanth Chaganti (PowerShell MVP).

In preparation, we are now looking for speakers and sponsors to help make this event happen.

Call for Speakers

The focus of this conference is PowerShell as a technology in its own right and we would prefer topics to be relevant to the core of PowerShell. It’s OK to submit topics like ‘Managing AD with PowerShell’ provided AD is more the bi-product to share transferable PowerShell knowledge. If the session is more product-related than PowerShell it will be a breakout topic from the main track. At the moment we would like to target the sessions at intermediate to slightly-advanced level, assuming that all attendees have foundation knowledge of PowerShell and scripting. We are interested in various topics so please submit and the most interesting ones will be selected.

We would love to have enthusiastic PowerShell people from all over Asia or indeed the world! You don’t have to be a PowerShell master, just love what you’re doing with PowerShell and want to share it with others. Speakers will receive free entry to the event, speaker T-shirt and will of course be coming to the Speakers Dinner and Closing Drinks. While we would love to be able to cover travel & accommodation, at the moment this is not within our plans. If budget allows, we may be able to subsidise hotels or provide couch-surfing arrangements with trusted hosts. However, at this time it is not guaranteed and would be best viewed as an investment in your own career (personal brand, networking, etc.) and to the PowerShell community. Please be prepared to plan and fund your own travel at this stage.

Call for speakers and sponsors is open now and closes on 14th June 2015. Speakers will be told within 3 weeks of submission or by 30th June (whichever comes first) if their session is selected so get in there quick!

Please register using this Survey link: http://1drv.ms/1HB7ldu

Call for Sponsors

We are looking for sponsors with a vested interest in PowerShell or automation technology in general. If you have a PowerShell or PowerShell-compatible product, some relevant training or resources to share then we would love to have you as our sponsors. IT service providers and technology recruiters are equally as important and welcome to associate with us. We are expecting to have up to 100 attendees from Singapore and surrounding countries and hoping to encourage both IT Pros and developers and those with a DevOps interest. For sponsors we have the following packages available:

1 x Platinum Sponsor

  • Headlining sponsor with their name integrated into officially the event name/logo (i.e. PowerShell Forum brought to you by ABC Corp)
  • Keynote speaking slot (content to be approved by us)
  • Vendor booth
  • Branding on the website, invitations, and event banners
  • A place at lunchtime roundtable/panel event
  • Invitation for one representative to the speakers dinner
  • Two representatives to the event closing networking party

5 x Gold Sponsor

  • Vendor booth
  • Branding on the website, invitations and event banners
  • A place at lunchtime roundtable/panel event
  • Invitation for 2 representatives to event closing networking party

10 x Silver Sponsor

  • Branding on the website, invitations and event banners.
  • Invitation for 2 representatives to event closing networking party.

Pricing for the packages will be available by April 20th. If there is something you would like in the sponsor packages that we don’t list here please drop matt@singaporepowershell.org an email and we can see if we can adjust to accommodate.

Please register your interest using this Survey link: http://1drv.ms/1JfBJvi

If you are considering coming to this event

We thought it would be helpful to set out an example schedule for those who are considering travelling to Singapore for this event. Your trip might look like the following:

Day Plan
Thursday 17th Sept Arrive in Singapore: Sightseeing, event preparation, pre-event meet up
Friday 18th Sept Event Day 1: Potential hackathon/Scripting challengeSpeakers & Sponsors Dinner/Dinner with your newfound community friends
Saturday 19th Sept Event Day 2: Closing Dinner, Drinks and Networking at a favourite pub of ours with great music and views of the river
Sunday More sightseeing and heading home

If you have any questions please contact me on matt@singaporepowershell.org. I’ll redirect you to the right person until we get our contact channels properly defined. We are not-for-profit and are only collecting as much sponsorship money as we need to make this event happen. Details of our sponsorship package pricing will be announced soon and communicated to those who register an interest as soon as we can.

Thank you for considering participating in and supporting this event, we look forward to making this happen and bringing the PowerShell community in Asia & Australia together!

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About the author: Matthew Hitchcock

Matt is a 2 year PowerShell MVP with 15+ years Microsoft Platform experience. He is currently working as a Consultant at Microsoft, delivering projects on Azure, Office 365, Private Cloud and Enterprise Mobility. Matt is the co-founder of the Singapore PowerShell User Group.

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