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2013 PowerShell Scripting Games

If you’ve read very much of my blog, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of the annual Scripting Games, where challenges are set for beginners and advanced scripters, to be solved in PowerShell. The reason I like this event so much, apart from enjoying a challenge, is that it’s an excellent way to learn, regardless of your level of proficiency.


The great thing about the Scripting Games is that you can have a go at solving each problem and then see an expert solution to compare your efforts with. Even if you’re really competing at the advanced level, you’re likely to learn something from that, and if you’re just a beginner, then there’s no better way to learn that to try to solve a problem and being shown by an expert the best way to do it.


The 2013 event kicks off today, and I strongly recommend you take part if you have the time. If you don’t have time to do it right now, then there’s nothing stopping you having a go after the competition has ended – just make sure that you give the challenges a try before you look at the expert solutions.

2012 PowerShell Scripting Games

Today the Microsoft Scripting Guys have officially announced the 2012 PowerShell Scripting Games.


Long-time readers of this blog will know that every year I recommend taking part in the Scripting Games as a great way to learn PowerShell through completing some real-world tasks.


The exciting thing about this year’s games is that you can use a pre-release version of PowerShell v3 to take part, so even if you’re already familiar with PowerShell, you can challenge yourself to use some of the new features in your solutions.


I’m definitely going to be taking part when the events start in April, and by then I’d expect the North East PowerShell Script Club to be up and running, so we’ll perhaps look at some of the challenges together.


Keep an eye on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog for more info.