Speakers

    • Ed Wilson

      Ed Wilson The Scripting GuyMicrosoft

      Ed Wilson, MCSE, MSCBA, MCT is the Microsoft Scripting Guy. As such, he writes the popular Hey Scripting Guy blog for Microsoft, speaks at conferences such as TechEd and TechReady. He is very active in the community and has spoken to numerous user groups around the world via Live Meeting and in person. Ed has written numerous books about VBScript, WMI, and Windows PowerShell scripting and his latest release is Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices. In addition he wrote all the scripts for the Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 Resource kits. Ed lives in York, South Carolina and E...

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    • Mark Schill

      Mark Schill 

      Mark E. Schill is an IT veteran with 13 years specializing in Windows server and Citrix technologies. Mark started scripting with a Y2K project that required the creation of thousands of new NT domain accounts and has been automating ever since.  He made the switch to Windows PowerShell in July 2007 with his first Citrix MFCOM script for publishing desktops which is still in production to this day.  In addition to scripting he spends his workdays as an all-in-one C# developer, SQL Server database administrator, and Windows system administrator. He is currently the president of the Atlant...

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    • Jim Christopher

      Jim Christopher 

      Jim has 18 years of professional experience developing complex software projects in highly regulated industries, including education, gaming, and defense. His professional drive is designing software, systems, and user experiences for automation, a theme that has earned him a two-time Microsoft MVP for PowerShell (2011, 2012).  Jim is a frequent speaker at technical user groups and conferences, where he enjoys sharing the awesomeness of PowerShell with other developers.  Jim currently runs Code Owls LLC, a Charlotte NC company focused on automation solutio...

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    • Justin Dearing

      Justin Dearing 

      Justin Dearing has been involved in the IT industry since 2002. In his career, he has served on both the operations and development sides of the house. He has made small improvements to windows support of the MongoDB core server. He was also given early access to the MongoDB C# driver, which he thoroughly tested by writing one of the first production websites to use it, contributing a few patches along the way. His interests soon turned to automating his servers with Powershell, which lead to him combining MongoDB and Powershell for pure awesomeness.  For all of these efforts, 10gen has named ...

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    • Josh Atwell

      Josh Atwell 

      Josh Atwell is a Systems Administrator for Cisco IT focusing on reporting and automation.  He spends the bulk of his time with PowerCLI and Splunk but dabbles in other automation platforms.  In the last 10 years Josh has worked in environments of all sizes and roles varying from desktop support to engineer and architect.  Josh is highly active in the virtualization and PowerShell community and was named VMware vExpert in 2012.  He's been active leading a variety of technology based user groups such as CIPTUG, VMUG, and UCS Users Group and hopes one day to get a local PowerShell group started. ...

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    • Brian Wilhite

      Brian Wilhite 

      Brian Wilhite has over 15 years of experience in IT, and has been recently featured as a guest blogger for the Hey Scripting Guy Blog on Microsoft’s TechNet.  He works as a Windows System Administrator for a large health care provider in North Carolina.  In his current capacity as a Windows System Administrator, he leads a team of individuals that have responsibilities for Microsoft Exchange, Windows Server Build, Management and System Performance.  Brian also supports and participates in the Charlotte PowerShell Users Group.  He can be found on twitter as ...

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    • Jason Walker

      Jason Walker 

      Jason is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer/PowerShell Evangelist supporting customers in the Public Sector arena. He has expertise in Exchange, security, and PowerShell. Jason has been featured as a guest blogger on the Hey Scripting Guy Blog as well as maintains his personal blog. You can follow Jason on twitter as AutomationJason.

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    • Jeremy Engel

      Jeremy Engel 

      Jeremy works in the health care industry as a lead systems engineer and architect, promoting new technologies and helping drive their acceptance and implementation. Being a fanatic of efficiency and automation, he also focuses on developing programs and scripts to ease the burden of administration for himself, his colleagues, and the community. Jeremy’s proudest contributions to this world are his three wonderful children, who together with his beautiful wife live in the bustling metropolis of Oak Ridge, North Carolina.

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    • Ryan Dennis

      Ryan Dennis 

      Ryan Dennis is a Senior SharePoint Engineer for Information Control Corporation (ICC) in Columbus, Ohio.  Ryan is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and a Microsoft Virtual Technology Specialist (vTSP) in SharePoint 2010. An accomplished blogger and speaker, he has worked on SharePoint solutions in the public, non-profit, and private sectors.  He focuses primarily on SharePoint architecture, automation, and middle-tier development leveraging out-of-the-box features. Ryan has worked on projects ranging from large scale Intranet deployments to secure extranets as well as public-fac...

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    • exhibitor - James Adams

      James Adams 

      James is a Microsoft PFE with 13 years in the IT industry based Greenville, South Carolina.  He specializes in Windows OS Performance topics, SAN Storage architecture and planning, Deployment (MDT2012) and Failover Clustering technologies.  Currently he delivers PowerShell related talks and workshops exclusively for Microsoft customers and partners.  James is a firm believer in maximizing efficiency in enterprise environments through the use of efficient and robust code.

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    • Chris Weaver

      Chris Weaver 

      Chris has been working for Microsoft since 2008 and in the summer of 2010 joined the PFE group as a Dedicated engineer supporting several Premier customers around SharePoint and all processes around it - including Migration, DR, High availability, etc. Chris is a big advocate of using PowerShell with SharePoint and has several projects on the go around SharePoint.

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    • Glenn Sizemore

      Glenn Sizemore 

      Glenn Sizemore is a Reference Architect at NetApp, where he combines Microsoft Technologies with NetApp Storage using PowerShell as the glue. Glenn started scripting early in his IT career, and has made a living off it ever since.

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    • Ashley McGlone

      Ashley McGlone 

      Ashley McGlone is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE). He started writing code on a Commodore VIC20 back in 1982, and he's been hooked ever since. As a former MCT Ashley used to teach MCSE classes on NT 4.0 and Windows 2000. Ashley spent eight years of his IT career administering a large enterprise where he scripted for Active Directory and thousands of workstations. Today he specializes in Active Directory and PowerShell, helping Microsoft Premier Customers reach their full potential through risk assessments and workshops. Ashley's favorite workshop to teach is Windows PowerShell Essenti...

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