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Ep. 81, Educational odyssey: From classroom to Cloud with Michael Bender


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Michael BenderSenior content developer at Microsoft

Aired September 4, 2023 | 70 min

Michael Bender shares his fervor for teaching, including his own education journey from academia to course creation at Pluralsight and eventually his role as a Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. We discuss the role of positive feedback and how teaching can reveal profound self-insights. Lastly, he shares the origin story of his podcast, Wired for Hybrid.

Meet our guest

Michael Bender

Michael Bender, a senior content developer at Microsoft, formerly worked as a college professor and authored PowerShell and Windows Server courses for Pluralsight. Since the 90s, he has been a technology educator, assisting countless individuals with advancing their careers.

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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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