When the opportunity to sit down and pick the brain of Stack Overflow co-founder Joel Spolsky came up, we here at Zalando Tech jumped at the chance. Hosting him in our very own Innovation Lab amongst a developer-heavy audience, we had our VP of Engineering Eric Bowman ask him all manner of questions about programming, the beginnings of Stack Overflow, and how his web-based project management app Trello came to be.
We live tweeted the session via the hashtag #ZalandoTechxSO and had an absolute blast. Spolsky is a confident and entertaining speaker who gave us an insight into the early ideas of Stack Overflow and how it developed into the legedary tome of knowledge it is today. He also touched on issues such as documentation, communication, and the all-holy element of flow in a developer's work process.
See how the session played out in our recording below. A big thanks to all parties involved for making this such a successful event!