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Jeff Atwood
Works at Stack Exchange Inc
Attended University of Virginia
Lives in El Cerrito, CA
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Introduction
I'm Jeff Atwood. I live in Berkeley, CA with my wife, two cats, and a whole lot of computers. I was weaned as a software developer on various implementations of Microsoft's BASIC in the 80's, starting with my first microcomputer, the Texas Instruments TI-99/4a. I continued on the PC with Visual Basic 3.0 and Windows 3.1 in the early 90's, although I also spent significant time writing Pascal code in the first versions of Delphi. I am now quite comfortable in VB.NET or C#, despite the evils of case sensitivity. I consider myself a reasonably experienced Windows software developer with a particular interest in the human side of software development, as represented in my recommended developer reading list. Computers are fascinating machines, but they're mostly a reflection of the people using them. In the art of software development, studying code isn't enough: you have to study the people behind the software, too.

From 2005 to 2008, I worked for Vertigo Software in Point Richmond, California. You can take a virtual tour of my old office if you'd like. I currently work full time on my blog while building stackexchange.com in a joint venture with Joel Spolsky.

Education
  • University of Virginia
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Married
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Occupation
Programmer, Writer
Employment
  • Stack Exchange Inc
    CTO, co-founder, programmer, writer, 2008 - present
  • Vertigo Software
    2005 - 2008
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Currently
El Cerrito, CA