Posts Tagged ‘User Group’


Starting a PowerShell User Group: An interview with Gary Barnes

Monday, August 1st, 2016 by June Blender
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to start a PowerShell user group? I did an interview with Gary Barnes, Software Development Engineer in Test, Portland, Oregon, who just started PDX PowerShell (@PDXPoShPUG), a PowerShell user group for Portland, OR, USA, and its suburbs, including Vancouver, WA. He has lots of great insights. ------------------------------------- User groups are an incredible vehicle for learning, whether you're a beginner who needs mentoring and support, an expert who needs to know about cutting edge techniques, or just a diehard who loves to learn. They provide expertise, knowledge, challenges, and the sense of…   More »

What I Learned at IT Pro Camp

Friday, July 1st, 2016 by June Blender
What a free day of learning can do for a community. ------------------------------ You need to meet Sidney Moore. Really. You might know Jeffrey Snover or Bruce Payette or Ed Wilson. But, you need to meet Sidney Moore. Because Sid is one of the most dedicated and passionate advocates for PowerShell learners that I've met. Sid works in IT for Bank of America in Jacksonville, Florida, a hot and humid spot that is, nevertheless, home to a growing IT industry. A few years back, worried that IT operations techs would become obsolete, he dedicated himself not only to learning PowerShell, but…   More »

Don’t Underestimate Omaha!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 by June Blender
When I announced, with obvious glee, that I was invited to present to the Omaha PowerShell User Group, I got a few virtual eye rolls from folks online. "Omaha. Must be fun after New York City. Hehe," I heard. "Hope you like cows." It was fun! (NYC was awesome, too.) But, while I see lots of cows in my rural Utah home town, what I saw in Omaha was less surprise and more reinforcement of the idea that the mid-western U.S. is a vibrant, high-powered, and exciting IT environment. It's also a really beautiful place with great people and a reasonable…   More »

Do you want PowerShell and Pizza in New York? You’ve Come to the Right Place!

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 by Robert Morey
If you're interested in PowerShell and live in or near New York City, you should check out the NYC PowerShell User Group. They meet the second Monday of each month on 6th Avenue and usually have presentations from various PowerShell luminaries, working sessions, and other functions that promote the transfer and dissemination of knowledge about PowerShell. They were founded by PowerShell MVP Tome Tanasovski who is also behind the NYC Techstravaganza and coauthored the Windows PowerShell Bible. SAPIEN Technologies is very pleased to sponsor this user group with pizza and swag, as seen in this picture: So, make a plan…   More »

Oba Oba! SAPIEN Sponsors SQLSaturday in Rio de Janeiro!

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 by Robert Morey
We are always pleased to sponsor user groups even when, unfortunately, the bosses don't let us attend in person.  We really, really wanted to go to Rio de Janeiro but, alas, not this year.  Still, we donated software, ebooks, training videos, t-shirts, and other SAPIEN items for SQLSaturday 2013 which was held in Rio de Janeiro on August 31.  With over 300 attendees, it was quite an event with lots of sessions on SQL, of course, but also PowerShell.  Here is a picture of one of the sessions:     You can see all their pictures on Facebook.  If you…   More »

PowerShell SuperHero Confesses All

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 by Robert Morey
It’s always great to receive feedback from our users and fans but it’s particularly nice when they blog about our software or even about our line of clothing! Mike Robbins wrote a great review about PowerShell Studio 2012 (link here) and we encourage you to read it. He also has a couple pictures of himself wearing our new “SuperHero” T-shirt and he looks every bit the superhero. Why don’t you download a fully-functioning, 45-day trial of PowerShell Studio 2012 from our website and give it a spin? Perhaps, then, you will also feel like a superhero!…   More »

SAPIEN Supports The PowerShell Community

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 by Robert Morey
We at SAPIEN have always been very involved with our scripting and PowerShell clients. Over the years, many of them have even become friends. With it being PowerShell User Group Month and with so many new PowerShell user groups being created throughout the world, SAPIEN continues to increase its support of the user group community. We are happy to sponsor groups by donating t-shirts, software, or even pizza! Feel free to contact us anytime and let us know what we can do to help your group. Below is a picture of the Pittsburgh PowerShell User Group at their most recent…   More »

ATTENTION User Groups!

Friday, January 29th, 2010 by Robert Morey
We are currently booking our SAPIEN Tour. Dr. Rios will be on the East coast March 15-21, 2010. Do you have a user group you would like him to visit? Let us know by February 12, 2010 and we will get you on the schedule. Contact…   More »

SAPIEN on Tour

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 by Robert Morey
Our own CEO Ferdinand Rios is going to be in Austin, Texas 11/6/2009. Dr. Rios will be speaking at The Central Texas Systems Management User Group (CTSMUG). This a community of IT Professionals that share a comment interest in Systems Management. It will be held at: Microsoft Corporation 9606 Mo-Pac Expressway Stonebridge Plaza, Building One, Suite 200 Austin, TX 78759 Recommended attendees are IT Managers, IT Professionals, IT Directors, Microsoft Partners, and Solution Architects. This meeting will cover the basics of PowerShell 2.0, as well as a demo from Ferdinand Rios. Dr. Rios will demonstrate PrimalForms 2009, showing how to…   More »

PowerShell Virtual Users Group Meeting

Friday, June 20th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I somehow missed the announcement, but the next meeting of the PowerShell Virtual Users group is June 24th at 7:30PM EST. Scheduled to speak are Bruce Payette and Wassim Fayed from Microsoft and Hal Rottenberg. Click here to register.   More »