RTPSUG Meeting: Community Code Share Summer 2021

July 06, 2021 Community, PowerShell

Would you like to learn at least three great tips you can use at work this week?

If you answered yes, then read on!

This Wednesday, July 7th my user group (RTPSUG) will host our summer session of Community Code Sharing! If you never have attended one of our code sharing meetings, then you have been missing out on some great content. Click on this link to see when this meeting is in your time zone.

What is a Community Code Share?

At least twice a year the leaders of the Research Triangle PowerShell User Group turn our meeting agenda over to our attendees and let them present anything they would like to share with fellow community members. We call this Community Code Sharing but some people also know this type of meeting as Lightning Demos!

The magic of this style is that each speaker is an attendee just like you and usually they share something they built for work that solved a problem they encountered. Since many of us have similar roles, these solutions are usually transferrable to ANY environment. That means that you get to see a bunch of things that other people just like yourself built and will share.

The term lightning demos comes from the idea that each presenter only gets eight minutes share their code. Instead of having one speaker for the meeting, we can have up to 30 speakers! Each speaker presents when we call their name. No slides, no fluff: just starting sharing your idea.

What kinds of things do people share?

Attendees are free to share anything that they think would be useful to others. Found a great module? Let others know! Wrote a couple of lines of code that turned out to be useful? Pass it along! Found a website or a blog post that is insightful? These are all outstanding examples of things to share at our meeting.

However, we're not done... Maybe you don't have something to share. Maybe you need help to solve a problem? Maybe you wrote a small script and don't understand why it doesn't work as expected. We welcome you to bring your issues and head scratchers. We have some exceptionally smart people who attend and can point you in the right direction on how to solve your issue.

Do I need to be an expert to present?

Anyone can present an idea, regardless of skill level. We encourage beginners to take a shot and share. It’s easier than you think and our attendees are very easy to talk to.

Do I need to share to attend?

Absolutely not! We would love it if you took a chance and shared something but you're welcome to come and learn from other people's generosity. Just remember that anyone is welcome to share, so if you change your mind, we're happy to give you some time to share whatever you wish.

How can I attend?

All Research PowerShell User Group meetings have a remote attendee option. We use Microsoft Teams for our meetings. The only requirement is that you sign up at our meetup site. Once you sign up, the remote link will be available to you. That's it!

We look forward to you joining us and hope you have some great content to share! If you have any questions, leave a comment below and I will follow up.