Windows Engineer at Optiver, author of ``PowerShell 5.1 Biblia``
Bartosz (Bartek) Bielawski is a busy Windows engineer for Optiver, an international company. He loves PowerShell and automation and that love earned him the honor of Microsoft MVP. Author of ``Windows PowerShell 5.1 Biblia`` and co-author of the ``PowerShell Deep Dives`` book.
Jodi is a Microsoft PM working in Azure core on Guest Configuration. She's interested in all things automation and configuration management and is excited to get to know the DSC and PowerShell communities even better at PSConfEU. Jodi is based in Seattle, WA and is always looking for hiking and restaurant recommendations.
Engineer, Azure MVP and Developer Advocate @ Harness
Jaap Brasser is a Senior Developer Advocate at Harness and a multi-year recipient of Microsoft Azure MVP award. He has a big passion for scripting and automation and whenever he is not writing his next script or module, he spends his time fiddling around with APIs.
Supreme Commander and MVP
Paul is a DevOps Engineer with a love of PowerShell, Automation, Chocolatey, Scottish single malt whisky and wireless earphones. He has given workshops and spoken at many events across the UK, Europe and the US. He has a real passion for passing on knowledge and loves to talk with aspiring techies.
James Brundage is a former member of the PowerShell Team and the founder of one of the first PowerShell consultancies, Start-Automating. He has been working with PowerShell for 16 years and loves building useful tools in PowerShell.
Product Manager on PowerShell
Natural born trainer
Thorsten Butz is a distinguished ``Microsoft Certified Trainer`` (MCT), consultant, book author and podcaster. He started his career in the late 1990s as a networking specialist and Unix enthusiast. He conducts Microsoft's server technologies since 2000. His desire for scripting and automation brought him at an early stage to his current focal point: the Windows PowerShell Thorsten is the host of the ``Sliding Windows`` (sllidingwindows.de) podcast.
Datacenter Solutions Architect, Microsoft MVP, Allied Digital Services LLC
Justin Grote has built his professional career leveraging Powershell to solve and automate interesting business problems. Unfortunately he can't Powershell his dog to be less aggressive on his face licks.
Google Cloud Platform + Mandiant - Principal Consultant
Matt is an Incident Response Remediation consultant at Mandiant, working on the front lines of the breaches that matter. He is a former MVP and former Security Solutions Architect at Microsoft who now works across a more broad spectrum of technologies. Matt usually works with IT folks experiencing the worst days of their careers and enjoys proactively sharing that experience to help make the landing a bit softer, for when its the next persons turn.
Solutions Architect/FullStackGeek/Lazy Operator, Pure Storage
Joe Houghes is a co-leader of the Denver PowerShell & VMware User Groups and he's a Sr. Solutions Architect with Pure Storage. He focuses on automating us out of our IT operations while freeing us to perform higher-level tasks. Joe has been the #1 speaker internationally for VMUG in 2021 and 2022 for virtual and in-person events, and is always working to help & encourage the next community speaker(s) to take his place, while helping to get them started.
Booking.com B.V. - Senior Business Applications Engineer
Enchanted by PowerShell. How can you resist it?
Tested with Pester before it was cool.
Pester owner and maintainer. Senior software engineer, developing VSTest and MSTest at Microsoft.
Mathias R. Jessen
PowerShell Afficionado, Security Professional and Pizzaphile
Andy Jordan (THEY/THEM)
Senior Software Engineer on Microsoft's PowerShell Team
Andy Jordan has been at Microsoft since interning in 2014. Early in their career they led the effort to port PowerShell to Linux and macOS, and followed that with other open source work across the company. In 2021 they officially joined the PowerShell team and took over maintaining the PowerShell Extension for VS Code.
Rollout Manager / DevOps Engineer
Has been having fun with PowerShell since 2007 and loves to deploy software
Product Manager @ Microsoft
I'm a product manager at Microsoft working on the Windows Package Manager. I've worked at a few other companies you might have heard of like Amazon, Verizon and VMWare, and a few you might not have heard of like FlashNet and Unbound Technologies. I love building products and digging into useless trivia.
Technical Evangelist & Architect, Microsoft MVP, Citrix CTA, VMware vExpert
My career in information technology spans over many decades, involving a vast array of technologies and solutions. I am very passionate about cutting edge technology, solutions, and knowledge sharing. I have been awarded prestigious community contribution awards such as a Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, a Microsoft Azure Advisor, a Citrix Technology Advocate, and a VMware vExpert and VMware User Group Leader. I am an international speaker at technical conferences, corporations, and user groups.
Principal Field Solution Architect, Pure Storage
Anthony is a Principal Field Solution Architect at Pure Storage as well as a Pluralsight Author, a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Linux Expert and Corporate Problem Solver. Anthony designs solutions, deploys the technology, and provides expertise on business system performance, architecture, and security. Anthony has a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science with research publications in high performance/low latency data access algorithms and spatial database systems.
Bruce Payette was one of the founding members of the PowerShell team and architect of the PowerShell Language. He has a persistent and annoying interest in programming languages.
Author and PowerShell enthusiast by night, Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect Engineering by day
Jan-Hendrik is a Cloud Solution Architect (Engineering) for Microsoft Germany with a long love for PowerShell. When he is not working, he is contributing to AutomatedLab and other projects on GitHub, listens to all kinds of Metal and cures his own bacon. You usually find him in the air, at Wacken with his home-made beer, hiking through the Scottish Highlands or in front of a computer screen.
10 times PowerShell MVP (2007-2018). Books author. PowerShell Professional
Database engineer with a passion for automation.
Jess Pomfret is a Data Platform Architect and a Microsoft MVP. She started working with SQL Server in 2011, and enjoys the problem-solving aspects of performance tuning and automating processes with PowerShell. She also enjoys contributing to dbatools and dbachecks, two open source PowerShell modules that aid DBAs with automating the management of SQL Server instances. She has also contributed to the SqlServerDsc module, adding several new resources to use when configuring your SQL Servers.
Developer Advocate - Rubrik
Mike Preston is a Developer Advocate at Rubrik, in charge of all things APIs, integration, and SDKs. He blogs on blog.mwpreston.net as well as various other tech-related news sites. He is a Toronto VMUG Leader and author of Troubleshooting vSphere Storage. You can find him on Twitter @mwpreston.
Field Solutions Architect originally from Wales but now exploring Ireland
I'm a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Certified Kubernetes Administrator and former SQL Server DBA. You can find me on twitter @dbafromthecold and blogging at dbafromthecold.com
Patch My PC - Software Engineer
Australian IT Professional with 13+ years of experience. Working with Patch My PC as a software engineer, bringing automation ideas to life and making 3rd party patching simple! Equally as obsessed with PowerShell as I am with Coffee, Beer and Punkrock. I'm a Linux nerd who is very excited about the future of Microsoft and open source.
Jan Egil Ring
Sr Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft
Jan Egil works as a Sr Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft - helping customers migrate, transform and modernize into Azure. He has a wide experience with automation and a strong passion for PowerShell. Before joining Microsoft, he was a multiple-year recipient (2011-2022) of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Windows PowerShell, Cloud & Datacenter Management, and Microsoft Azure technical communities. He speaks regularly at user groups and conferences, such as Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NIC), PowerShell Conference Europe, and PowerShell Summit.
Senior Cloud Advocate - Microsoft
-As a Cloud Ops Advocate, Pierre engages with the operations and infrastructure communities around the world to share his knowledge and experiences. He collects feedback to improve the Azure hybrid cloud. With over 25 years in the industry in all facets of the Ops/infra lifecycle. His experiences enable him to relate to his audiences and cultivate relationships at all levels. He’s a husband, a dad, a hockey fan, a gadget freak, and a geek. Pierre is always ready for a conversation (in English or français - naturellement).
Be-Whiskered Automator of Things
Rob was a SQL Server DBA with a passion for PowerShell, Azure, Automation, and SQL (PaaS geddit?). Now he just helps people make things. He is a Cloud and Data Center MVP and a Data Platform MVP, SQLBits committee member, PSConf EU organiser, and co-leader of Data South West UK User Group. H has spoken at and volunteered at many Data and PowerShell events all over the world. He is a proud supporter of the Data and PowerShell communities.
Senior Solutions Architect at Semperis
Evgenij has been working with computers since the age of 5 and delivering IT solutions for the best part of the last 25 years. His Active Directory and Exchange background naturally led to PowerShell, of which he's been an avid user and proponent since its first release. Evgenij is an active community lead at home in Berlin, a leading contributor to the German TechNet forum and an experienced user group and conference speaker. He is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP since 2020.
Program Manager, PowerShell Team, Microsoft
Sydney is a program manager on the PowerShell team. She focuses on the tooling ecosystem which supports PowerShell.
Principal Cloud Engineer, Amesto Fortytwo
Roberth is a self-proclaimed ``cloud automator``, and works primarily with Microsoft Azure infrastructure, DevOps and Cloud Native technology. He has been awarded the title Microsoft Azure MVP, as well as HashiCorp Ambassador. He is active in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, being part of the TAG App Delivery as one of the chairs of the Platform working group, and maintainer on the OpenGitOps project. Furthermore, he is the founder of the Norwegian PowerShell User Group and Azure Cloud Native User Group, and is an Open Source advocate.
DevOps consultant by day, Rockstar by night.
Hello, My name is Björn and I like pipelines. Long time DevOps fan spending my days as a consultant writing PowerShell and yaml (and sometimes also other languages) and helping teams collaborate. Nighttime solderer of old tech, player of guitars, and walker of dogs. Only doing this ``IT`` thing 'til my career in Norwegian black metal takes of.
DevoTeam, Lead Consultant, Data Insights and Automation
Anh is a passionate Data Scientist and an active public speaker who has a solid international background in data analytics and data management across Asia and Europe. With more than 11 years of experience in different industries such as finance, ride-hailing, travel technology, manufacturing and wholesale, she is keen on bringing to the audience her unique perspectives, best practices and know-how when it comes to applying disruptive technologies.
Chief Technical Architect - Advania
Azure consultant at Advania by day, coder by night. Simon has a passion for automation and uses that to help customers be effective when building solutions in Azure. He helps customers with both strategy, design and implementation of modern cloud solutions. Simon also teaches PowerShell, hosts user group meetings, blogs and talks at conferences. With a background in IT-support and IT-operations and a strong interest for development he is trying to find his place in the gap between Dev and Ops.
Software development engineer at ksengineers
Manfred is a software development engineer at ksengineers in Graz, Austria. In the last 10+ years, he's been involved in a variety of projects including work for TV-broadcasting providers, research and development, performance analysis and optimization in automotive engineering as well as software deployment & configuration automation. In his spare time, Manfred contributes to the Chocolatey community, doing moderation on the community repository as well as maintaining the Boxstarter project.
Premier Field Engineer
Fred is a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft with a passion for automating as much of his work as he can. In his so-called spare time he maintains and contributes to open source projects, runs a usergroup, speaks at other usergroups and conferences and mixes cocktails.