And The Winner Is…

First I would like to thank everyone for participating. When I got the idea to run the contest I anticipated <10 people entering, but my expectation has been greatly exceeded.


Secondly, I would like to give a big THANK YOU to David Davis (blog / twitter) and the wonderful people at Trainsignal for sponsoring part of the giveaway. The quality video training they produce has definitely helped me along my quest for knowledge and certifications. Keep them coming!

Finally, the winner. I wanted to do a random drawing, but instead of throwing numbers into a hat and drawing the winner, I decided to use the get-random cmdlet native to powershell. Here is the code:

[sourcecode language=”powershell” padlinenumbers=”true”] # set $count to 0

$count = 0

# there were 33 entries for the contest

$entries = 1..33

# since this is the VCP5, I decided to to use get-random 5 times
# meaning the fifth random number would be the winner

while ($count -lt 5) { $winner = $entries | get-random; $count++; $winner }


The Result


Lucky number is 6, and the sixth entry for the contest is Mark Latham. Congratualtions Mark! I will be contacting you shortly.

Again, thank you to everyone that entered, and thank you for the honest feedback on the website, I will definitely be making some changes based on it. I will be at VMworld SF this year, hit me up on twitter or the comments if you want to meet up and chat.

Comments 1

  1. Josh,

    Thank you so much for the exciting contest. I can’t tell you how happy I am. Training is scarce here in Durango, CO and this will help greatly! Have a terrific time on your cruise!


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