Jeff Atwood
Founder
Discourse
StackExchange

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Jeff is Co-Founder of Discourse and Stack Exchange, blogger at Coding Horror.

Jeff was weaned as a software developer on various implementations of Microsoft BASIC in the 80′s, starting with my first microcomputer, the Texas Instruments TI-99/4a. He continued on the PC with Visual Basic 3.0 and Windows 3.1 in the early 90′s, although he also spent significant time writing Pascal code in the first versions of Delphi.

He is now quite comfortable in VB.NET or C#, despite the evils of case sensitivity.In 2008 Jeff decided to choose his own adventure. He founded and built stackoverflow.com, and what would ultimately become the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites, in a joint venture with Joel Spolsky.

The Stack Exchange network is now one of the top 150 largest sites on the Internet. In early 2012 he decided to leave Stack Exchange and spend time with his growing family while thinking about what the next thing could be. As of 2013, that turned out to be Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc. and the Discourse open-source discussion platform.


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