Honorary Scripting Guys Announced
Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson announces the first ever Honorary Scripting Guys.
Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Today I have an exciting announcement! Drum roll please: dadadadadadada…CLING! Yes, for the first time ever, we now have official Honorary Scripting Guys! Yes, that’s right. What does it take to become an official Honorary Scripting Guy? It takes an extreme commitment to the scripting community, a remarkable dedication helping to spread the good word about Windows PowerShell, and a relentless pursuit of excellence in producing exceptional content. The first five Honorary Scripting Guys are (in no particular order):
- Sean Kearney
- James Brundage
- Don Jones
- Tome Tanasovski
- Trevor Sullivan
Let me tell you a little bit about each of these scripting stalwarts. We will begin at the top of the list, and work our way down. Or to put it another way, we will begin with Sean and conclude with Trevor.
Sean Kearney is our most prolific guest blogger. Check out his guest blog posts.
Sean Kearney is an infrastructure support analyst and Microsoft MVP in Windows PowerShell. He is absolutely passionate about automation technologies, especially Windows PowerShell. If you say, “PowerShell,” he may just break into song. Sean considers himself “just a tech at heart,” but he often can be found dabbling with most Microsoft technologies. We have been advised that any rumors about him ever singing for the Microsoft JobsBlog are completely unfounded. Complete rubbish. Let’s just keep it between us, okay?
James Brundage has contributed several guest blog posts.
James is the founder of Start-Automating, a company dedicated to saving people time and money by helping them automate. Start-Automating offers Windows PowerShell training and custom Windows PowerShell and .NET Framework development. James formerly worked on the Windows PowerShell team at Microsoft. You can follow James on Twitter (@jamesbru) or on the Start-Automating company blog.
Don Jones is our next Honorary Scripting Guy. Check out his guest blog posts.
Don is a Windows PowerShell MVP Award recipient, and he is one of the world’s most well-known Windows PowerShell authorities. He blogs about Windows PowerShell, writes about Windows PowerShell, and offers private on-site Windows PowerShell classes. He recently released a book for Windows PowerShell beginners, helping them Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches.
We continue this list of most excellent guest bloggers and Honorary Scripting Guys with Tome Tanasovski. Read Tome’s guest blog posts.
Tome is a Windows engineer for a market-leading, global financial services firm in New York City. He is the host of the PowerShell Cmdlet of the Day Podcast, the founder and leader of the New York City PowerShell User Group, a cofounder of the NYC Techstravaganza, a blogger, a speaker, and a regular contributor to the Windows PowerShell forum. He is currently working on the Windows PowerShell 2.0 Bible, which is due out in 2011 from Wiley. Tome is also a recipient of the MVP Award for Windows PowerShell.
We round out this list of Honorary Scripting Guys with Trevor Sullivan. Read Trevor’s guest blog posts.
Trevor is a passionate, experienced, and Microsoft-certified IT pro with more than seven years in the industry. Although he is interested in nearly all Microsoft technologies, his primary specialties include:
- Design, implementation, and troubleshooting of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007.
- Automation using Windows PowerShell, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Active Directory Services Interface (ADSI), and the Microsoft .NET Framework.
Trevor is a Microsoft-recognized Community Contributor (MCC) and is active in several online communities:
- Microsoft TechNet and MSDN discussion forums (he is a moderator on the The Official Scripting Guys Forum).
- myITforum mailing lists.
- Blogging on WordPress (http://trevorsullivan.net).
- Twitter (@pcgeek86).
One of his major achievements is the development and public release of an open-source Windows PowerShell module called PowerEvents. During his personal time, he enjoys studying theology, spending time with his girlfriend, being outdoors, shooting photos, playing video games, testing software, and learning about all sorts of new things.
I invite you to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you have any questions, send email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post your questions on the Official Scripting Guys Forum. See you tomorrow. Until then, peace.
Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy