Interview and Q&A with Joel Spolsky

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This is a live Q&A session where Joel will answer as many of your questions as possible in the hour.


Joel Spolsky

Joel Spolsky is a software developer in New York City.

In 2000 he co-founded Fog Creek Software, where lots of cool things like the FogBugz bug tracker, Trello, and Glitch were created. Joel also worked with Jeff Atwood to create Stack Overflow and served as CEO of Stack Overflow from 2010-2019.

Today Joel serves as the chairman of the board for Stack Overflow, Glitch, and HASH.

He served as a paratrooper in the Israeli army, graduated from Yale University in 1991, and spent time on the Excel team at Microsoft where he was the program manager responsible for the launch of VBA in Excel 5.0. He has also written four books, do a lot of Arduino stuff, and talk too much about Barry’s Bootcamp and Burning Man.

Invited Experts

Oleg Chirukhin

Oleg works on enterprise Java web apps for 10 years already, his primary specialization is E-Government information systems in Public Administration. Today he is employed by JUG Ru Group. Prior to joining JRG Oleg was working at Sberbank Technology where he was solving architectural problems and research in the field of automated business process management systems. And many things prior to STB like (central e-government portal in Russia), Integrated Electronic Medical Record (central medical portal), information analysis and emergency calls system for Russian citizens, The IUPAT Integrated Member Services information system in the USA, MMORPG games at Playtox, Flussonic streaming media server and StarView Operational Intelligence platform (JVM-based programming language and IDE).

Andrey Breslav

Andrey Breslav is leading design and development of the Kotlin programming language at JetBrains. In parallel, he's building Alter — a service that helps you find a competent psychotherapist.