First Excel Hash Challenge between 6 MVPs

ExcelHash challenge Excel MVPsWhat is #ExcelHash?

It’s the Iron Chef Tournament between 6 Excel MVP YouTubers.

If you’re serious about learning Excel, you’ve probably come across their videos:

Mike Girvin from Excel is Fun; Bill Jelen from MrExcel; Mynda Treacy from MyOnlineTrainingHub; Jon Acampora from Excel Campus; Oz from Excel on Fire and myself: Leila Gharani.

On September 4th we competed in an Excel Cooking contest to create awesome solutions from 4 random Excel features.

Most of you participated in the suggestions. The final 4 were randomly picked:

Form Controls, MAX Formula, FREQUENCY Function, 3D Model

Not the easiest set of ingredients to work with!

The rules were:

  • These ingredients need to be a part of the solution.
  • We were free to use other features and functions.
  • The solution can be useful or useless as long as it uses these ingredients.

Take a moment to think about what you’d create with these ingredients – then head over to watch our solutions.

My recipe is called: This Chick’s Trouble – I actually filmed this in the kitchen.

Watch my Solution for ExcelHash here:

In the playlist below, you can check out the solution of my fellow MVPs:


I’ve watched all videos. They’re great!

You’ll be surprised at the random tips and tricks you discover watching them. The competition is intense!

Thanks to Oz for coming up with this wonderful idea. I learnt a few things along the way. 

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  1. Rafael September 9, 2018 at 9:03 pm - Reply


  2. Ben Cryer September 27, 2018 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Excel is very useful, and that to you are updating & sharing good knowledge. Keep updating.

  3. David Jordan October 10, 2018 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Excellant. Great video . Made it very interesting . Cool

    • Leila Gharani October 10, 2018 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks! I’m glad to hear that :)

  4. Jignesh October 10, 2018 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Leila keen to see your next video enabling us to learn something new. Keep it up

  5. Prashant March 21, 2019 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Excel never cease to surprise, but where’s the final dish (excel file), need to relish it

  6. Vijayadasa Udupa May 30, 2019 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Very nice dish using the 4 main ingredients and additional ones .

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