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Ep. 52, Learning by doing with Don Jones


Aired February 20, 2023 | 66 min

In this special episode of the PowerShell Podcast, we mark the show's one-year anniversary with a special guest, Don Jones: founder of the DevOps Summit and a long-standing leader in the PowerShell community. We discuss the DevOps Summit's origins, the leadership transition to James Petty and others, and the value of hands-on learning. Don also provides tips for handling recruiters, and Jordan celebrates some well-earned achievements.

Meet our guest

Don Jones

Don has been writing since 2000, primarily focusing on technology books for almost two decades, including bestsellers like Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Managing Windows with VBScript and WMI, and The Windows Server 2003 Delta Guide. Around 2018, Don shifted his career away from technology and began writing fiction.

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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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