ABOUT

Originally formed in 2012, The DevOps Collective, Inc., is a US 501 C(3) nonprofit dedicated to education and community in the DevOps field. We specialize in technologies built around the PowerShell Language Specification (PLS), covering all platforms and operating systems.

Aside from the Summit and the PowerShell.org website, we offer a public PowerShell/Pester build service for continuous integration pipelines in open-source projects. We offer a number of free ebooks, free webinars, and more. Summit sessions are recorded and offered for free on YouTube, barring any technical or logistical difficulties that inhibit recording a particular session. We also provide assistance to local user groups and enthusiasts who want to hold their own local events, such as a PowerShell Saturday event.

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Our Team

James Petty
CEO
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Jeffrey Bernt
Director - Summit Logistics
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Missy Januszko
Director - Summit Content
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Warren Frame
Director - Summit Content
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Mike Kanakos
Director - Community Engagement
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Tim Warner
Coordinator - Summit OnRamp
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Rob Pleau
Coordinator - Summit OnRamp Schlorship

Board of Advisors

Don Gannon-Jones
President
Don Jones is a Windows PowerShell MVP, author of several Windows PowerShell books (and other IT books), Co-founder and President/CEO of PowerShell.org, PowerShell columnist for Microsoft TechNet Magazine, PowerShell educator, and designer/author of several Windows PowerShell courses (including Microsoft's). Power to the shell!
Jeff Hicks
Board Member
Jeff's been a collaborator of mine since the VBScript days, and was one of the original PowerShell.org founders.
Paula Kingsley
Board Member
Paula has been with Summit pretty much since the beginning, and recently co-starred as an Iron Scripter judge. She's a long-running PowerShell enthusiast and a real IT expert.
Melissa Jones
Board Member
Melissa joined us for our first OnRamp track, and she'll be a voice for the entry-level folks we're trying to offer support to. She's a database administrator, introverted multipotentialite, and avid reader who likes solving problems and figuring out how things work.
Rob Reynolds
Board Member
Also, a couple of sentences about me: Rob Reynolds is a developer turned founder, building an organization on Chocolatey, a package manager for Windows that makes extensive use of PowerShell. Rob has over 14 years in Windows infrastructure automation and obsesses over user experience.
Bonnie Runimas
Board Member
Bonnie's been with Summit since Year 1, and helps run a successful user group in Chicago. She'll provide valuable input on how the organization can help groups like hers across the world.
Michael Bender
Board Member
Michael's run The Krewe event at TechEd/Ignite for years, and been a huge community supporter. His experience will provide an invaluable perspective to the incoming officers.