Publicity Information for Joel Spolsky

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Extremely short bio:

Joel Spolsky is the co-founder and CEO of Stack Overflow, the creator of Trello, and the co-founder of Fog Creek Software. He has written four books about software development, and his website Joel on Software is popular with software developers around the world.

Very short bio:

Joel Spolsky is the CEO and co-founder of Stack Overflow, a network of Q&A sites visited by over 100 million people every month. He is an expert on software development and the co-founder of Trello and Fog Creek Software. His website Joel on Software (joelonsoftware.com) is popular with software developers around the world and has been translated into over thirty languages. He has written four books about software development.

Short bio:

Joel Spolsky is the CEO and co-founder of Stack Overflow, a network of Q&A sites visited by over 100 million people every month. He is a globally-recognized expert on the software development process. His website Joel on Software (joelonsoftware.com) is popular with software developers around the world and has been translated into over thirty languages. As the founder of Fog Creek Software in New York City, he created FogBugz, a popular project management system for software teams, and Trello, a popular online project management application. Joel has worked at Microsoft, where he designed VBA as a member of the Excel team, and at Juno Online Services, developing an Internet client used by millions. He has written four books: User Interface Design for Programmers (Apress, 2001), Joel on Software (Apress, 2004), More Joel on Software (Apress, 2008), and Smart and Gets Things Done: Joel Spolsky’s Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent (Apress, 2007). Joel holds a BS from Yale in Computer Science. Before college he served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a paratrooper, and he was one of the founders of Kibbutz Hanaton.

Long bio:

Joel Spolsky is the CEO and co-founder of Stack Overflow, a network of Q&A sites visited by over 100 million people every month. He is a globally-recognized expert on the software development process. His website Joel on Software (joelonsoftware.com) is popular with software developers around the world and has been translated into over thirty languages. As the founder of Fog Creek Software in New York City, he created FogBugz, a popular project management system for software teams, and Trello, a popular online project management application. Joel has worked at Microsoft, where he designed VBA as a member of the Excel team, and at Juno Online Services, developing an Internet client used by millions. He has written four books: User Interface Design for Programmers (Apress, 2001), Joel on Software (Apress, 2004), More Joel on Software (Apress, 2008), and Smart and Gets Things Done: Joel Spolsky’s Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent (Apress, 2007).

In 2008, with co-founder Jeff Atwood, Joel launched Stack Overflow, the preeminent site for programmers to find, ask, and answer questions about software development. The site grew into a network of over 130 Q&A sites and a fast-growing company with employees around the world.

In September 2000, together with co-founder Michael Pryor, Joel started Fog Creek Software in New York City. At Fog Creek Software he created FogBugz, a popular project management system for software teams, Fog Creek Copilot, for providing remote tech support over the Internet, and Trello, a popular project management application.

Joel has worked at Microsoft, where he designed the first version of VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) as a Program Manager on the Excel team, and at Juno Online Services, where he was a technical manager of a team developing an Internet client used by millions of people every day. He spent the early days of the dotcom boom at Viacom, creating a highly optimized application server used for high traffic websites like MTV.com.

Joel graduated from Yale University (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude) in 1991 with a B.S. and honors in Computer Science. Before college he served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a paratrooper, and he was one of the founders of Kibbutz Hanaton.