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Ep. 87, Joe Houghes: Soft skills, community, and professional growth


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Joe HoughesSenior solutions architect at Pure StorageX

Aired October 16, 2023 | 69 min

We engage in an insightful discussion about his journey, including participating in PowerShell community activities, building relationships within the community, soft skills, and effective communication as an investment into one's self and in the workplace.

Meet our guest

Joe Houghes

Joe Houghes is a Denver-based PowerShell & VMware User Groups co-leader and Sr. Solutions Architect at Pure Storage, specializing in automating IT operations for efficiency and encourages community engagement. He's a top international speaker for VMUG, advocates automation for admins and engineers, and champions the value of tackling easy tasks better. Joe's a community leader and member of many evangelist groups, and a host for vBrownBag events. He urges others not to fear sharing their knowledge and stands out with his signature colored hat and friendly "Howdy Y'all."

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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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