August 1, 2014
#ICreatedThis: Speed painting with Excel

Operating under the name of Shukei, artist Felipe Velásquez has a unique hobby: He creates amazing artwork in Microsoft Excel. Though unexpected, Excel gives Shukei the ability to make art with the help of vectors and the AutoShape tool. Watch as one of his works takes shape.

December 5, 2013
Get ready for the ultimate modeling smackdown

Financial modeling, that is. Yep, this weekend in New York City, 16 Excel wizards will battle head to head (cell to cell?) in ModelOff 2013, the world championship of financial modeling. Challengers will do their best to dethrone current reigning champ Alex Gordon and take home the event’s $30,000 prize.