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Ep. 96, Unlocking secrets: Sam Erde on open-source contributions and the Locksmith Module


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Sam ErdeSenior solutions analyst at Sentinel TechnologiesLinkTree

Aired December 18, 2023 | 71 min

We cover Andrew's successful acceptance of his talk at the PowerShell Summit. The episode highlights Andrew's successful acceptance of his talk at the PowerShell Summit and community resources, featuring Sam Erde's blogging journey and contributions to open-source projects, particularly the Locksmith Module for uncovering misconfigurations in ADCS Certificate Services. Sam shares his unique perspective on leveraging PowerShell for various tasks, and the hosts discuss the community ethos, emphasizing creating more value. Sam also shares personal experiences shaping his approach to community involvement.

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Sam Erde

Senior solutions analyst at Sentinel Technologies
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Sam Erde, a senior yak shaver and seasoned IT professional with over 20 years of experience, specializes in PowerShell-speaking yaks and semi-professional squirrel hunting around Microsoft bird feeders. His career focuses on Active Directory, GPOs, Exchange Server, and Microsoft 365, complemented by a passion for coffee, puns, Oxford commas, and cybersecurity. Sam's mission is to guide IT teams toward operational maturity, emphasizing culture, technical growth, and a shared identity as InfoSec professionals within operations. Grateful for community teachings, he strives to contribute back as much as he learns from this exceptional group.

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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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