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Joel Spolsky

CEO of Stack Exchange & Co-Founder at Fog Creek Software (Trello, FogBugz, Kiln)

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 Joel Spolsky Biography

Joel Spolsky is a software engineer and writer. He is the author of Joel on Software, a blog on software development.

Spolsky grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and lived there until he was 15. He then moved with his family to Jerusalem, Israel, where he attended high school and did his military service as a paratrooper. He was one of the founders of Kibbutz Hanaton in Upper Galilee. In 1987, he returned to the United States to attend college. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania for a year before transferring to Yale University, where he was a member of Pierson College and graduated in 1991 with a BS summa cum laude in Computer Science.

Spolsky was a Program Manager at Microsoft from 1991 to 1994 on the Microsoft Excel team, where he designed Excel Basic and drove Microsoft's Visual Basic for Applications strategy. He moved to New York City in 1995 where he worked for Viacom and Juno Online Services. In 2000, he founded Fog Creek Software and created the Joel on Software blog. Joel on Software was "one of the first blogs set up by a business owner."

In 2005, Spolsky co-produced and appeared in Aardvark'd: 12 Weeks with Geeks, a documentary documenting Fog Creek's development of Project Aardvark, a remote assistance tool.

Spolsky also co-founded Stack Overflow in 2008, a question and answer community website for software developers, with Jeff Atwood. He is now CEO of the resulting Stack Exchange Network.

In 2011, Spolsky launched Trello, an online project management tool inspired by Kanban methodology.

He is the author of five books and also the creator of The Joel Test.

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Joel Spolsky

CEO of Stack Exchange & Co-Founder at Fog Creek Software (Trello, FogBugz, Kiln)

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Joel Spolsky Biography

Joel Spolsky is a software engineer and writer. He is the author of Joel on Software, a blog on software development.

Spolsky grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and lived there until he was 15. He then moved with his family to Jerusalem, Israel, where he attended high school and did his military service as a paratrooper. He was one of the founders of Kibbutz Hanaton in Upper Galilee. In 1987, he returned to the United States to attend college. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania for a year before transferring to Yale University, where he was a member of Pierson College and graduated in 1991 with a BS summa cum laude in Computer Science.

Spolsky was a Program Manager at Microsoft from 1991 to 1994 on the Microsoft Excel team, where he designed Excel Basic and drove Microsoft's Visual Basic for Applications strategy. He moved to New York City in 1995 where he worked for Viacom and Juno Online Services. In 2000, he founded Fog Creek Software and created the Joel on Software blog. Joel on Software was "one of the first blogs set up by a business owner."

In 2005, Spolsky co-produced and appeared in Aardvark'd: 12 Weeks with Geeks, a documentary documenting Fog Creek's development of Project Aardvark, a remote assistance tool.

Spolsky also co-founded Stack Overflow in 2008, a question and answer community website for software developers, with Jeff Atwood. He is now CEO of the resulting Stack Exchange Network.

In 2011, Spolsky launched Trello, an online project management tool inspired by Kanban methodology.

He is the author of five books and also the creator of The Joel Test.

Joel Spolsky Videos

  • Joel Spolsky @ WeAreDevelopers Conference 2017
    Visit the largest developers congress in Europe: WeAreDevelopers World Congress, 16 - 18 May 2018 in Vienna, Austria.
  • Developers Writing the Future by Joel Spolsky (CEO & Co-founder ...
    Keynote speech by Joel Spolsky (CEO & Co-founder of Stack Overflow) at Slush 2016. Slush 2017 will take place in Helsinki, Finland on ...
  • Joel Spolsky of Stack Overflow on the advice he would give himself ...
    Watch Full Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3tuXqtWxVk [email protected] @StackOverflow shares advice he would give himself if he ...

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  • How to book Joel Spolsky?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joel Spolsky for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Joel Spolsky, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joel Spolsky or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Joel Spolsky?

    Booking fees for Joel Spolsky, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joel Spolsky, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Joel Spolsky?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joel Spolsky for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joel Spolsky for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joel Spolsky or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joel Spolsky or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Joel Spolsky is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Joel Spolsky for your event is available upon request. Joel Spolsky generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Debbie Sterling, Jon Oringer, Eric Lefkofsky, Chet Kanojia and Marshall Brain. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joel Spolsky for an upcoming event.

Joel Spolsky Speaker Videos

  • Joel Spolsky @ WeAreDevelopers Conference 2017
    Visit the largest developers congress in Europe: WeAreDevelopers World Congress, 16 - 18 May 2018 in Vienna, Austria.
    Developers Writing the Future by Joel Spolsky (CEO & Co-founder ...
    Keynote speech by Joel Spolsky (CEO & Co-founder of Stack Overflow) at Slush 2016. Slush 2017 will take place in Helsinki, Finland on ...
  • Joel Spolsky of Stack Overflow on the advice he would give himself ...
    Watch Full Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3tuXqtWxVk [email protected] @StackOverflow shares advice he would give himself if he ...
    The Impact of Code in Society (Joel Spolsky) - YouTube
    Opening keynote by Joel Spolsky at Devoxx France 2016, Paris. Every line of code has an impact on society. It might be a simple phone ...
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    FogBugz and Kiln World Tour Talk by Joel Spolsky - YouTube

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