So this week, was the annual PowerShell Summit in Bellevue, WA. I think the number was around 230 attendees, not including speakers. So many smart and funny people around the world came to one place to hear what Microsoft and the community are doing next with PowerShell Core (6.0), technologies and companies working with Powershell, DevOps in general, and solving solutions.
What did I get from it as a developer? Besides spending time with friends in the industry, I was able to meet people like Jeffrey Snover, Lee Holmes, and Bruce Payette. Meeting up with friends like Don Jones, Jason Helmick, Missy Januszko (@thedevopsdiva), Jeff Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Steve Murawski (Chef) and so many others I've met over the years, the conversations gave me inspiration and ideas for how I can not only make my personal projects better and more efficient, but also help with solutions to problems I didn't yet know I had!
Now the meat of the story. Ansible, Python, and virtualenvs have been my life lately, and after talking to some guys at AWS, the awspowershell module sounds like it would simplify my personal dev workflow. :D