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Ep. 51, PowerShell for developers: Doug Finke’s story


Aired February 13, 2023 | 76 min

In this episode, Doug Finke, the creator of the well-loved PowerShell module ImportExcel, joins us. Doug discusses his PowerShell journey, the Monad Manifesto, and the PowerShell AI module. He delves into ImportExcel's mechanics and offers valuable tips. Tune in to explore the potential of PowerShell, ImportExcel, and PowerShellAI!

Meet our guest

Doug Finke

Doug, a Microsoft MVP since 2009, has worked with PowerShell since its early days as Monad. He authored PowerShell for Developers, enjoys exploring new tech, and began his computer journey with Mainframes after punch cards. His scripting journey evolved from TSO/CLIST to Unix sed/awk/grep, Tcl/Tk, Excel VBA, bat files, vbscript, and more. Impressed by Monad's potential, he dove in, foreseeing its long-lasting impact.

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Meet the hosts

Andrew Pla

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Andrew Pla, a seasoned IT professional with over 10 years of experience, has spent the last 5 years mastering PowerShell. An ardent member of the PowerShell community and a Microsoft MVP, he loves sharing his knowledge and leveraging automation to solve complex problems. You can always find him connecting with others on the PDQ Discord and troubleshooting, with the firm belief that a problem shared is a problem halved.

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Jordan Hammond

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Jordan Hammond spent years as an exchange server administrator. One day, it dawned on him that he could automate many of those mundane tasks using PowerShell. And just like that, his journey into PowerShell began. Jordan has spent the past several years working at PDQ perfecting his automation and PowerShell skills.

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