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An evening with Jeff Atwood

The BizSparkSF Meetup Group is pleased to present an evening with Jeff Atwood. An internationally renowned presenter who is sometimes called, "The George Clooney of Programming,"[1] he is known for his blog[2] and as a co-founder of Stack Exchange[3].

Jeff will be speaking about his experiences building Stack Exchange into the incredible community it is today. He will offer up five more scary rules for building social software, based on his experience at Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange.  Always guaranteed is his awesome voiceover work and in-person antics.

Jeff Atwood is a software developer, book author, podcaster and writer of the popular blog Coding Horror. Together with Joel Spolsky, he founded the question-and-answer website network Stack Exchange, which includes Stack Overflow for programmers, Server Fault for system administrators, and Super User, for general computer-related questions, as well as many similar websites surrounding topics decided on by the community. [4]

The BizSparkSF[5] user group is for Bay Area startups using .Net (or other Microsoft) technology and those that are part of Microsoft's BizSpark program.  We host speaking engagements, dinners and other events to serve the MS/.Net startup ecosystem.

GitHub[6] is graciously hosting us for the evening at their fantastic space in SOMA.  GitHub makes it easier to collaborate with others and share your projects with the universe.  GitHub is the best way to collaborate with others. Fork, send pull requests and manage all your public and private git repositories.

[1] H. Woodhull, 1/15/2012



[4] http://en.wikipedia.o...



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  • A former member
    A former member

    solid presentation by Jeff, great to see his thinking and insights... could have been a bit shorter by reducing the beginning slides and getting to the principles faster

    January 26, 2012

  • Mark A.

    Jeff delighted us with his experiences building StackOverflow.

    January 26, 2012

  • Fernando C.

    Jeff was a great speaker, as expected. Everything else was really good. The organization, the venue, etc.
    One note: The event was officially starting at 6:30, so for some reason I thought Jeff would start his talk at 6:30. Maybe for future events there could be an agenda with something like "6:30 - meet and greet 7:00 - main speaker - etc". But this is a small details on an amazing night.

    January 26, 2012

  • Eric K.

    Jeff shared so many helpful insights. He is a great speaker and has nothing but good intentions. I walked away very impressed.

    January 26, 2012

  • Jordan T.

    What's the cross street?

    January 25, 2012

  • Ignacio A.

    ... and I'm in! See you there!

    January 25, 2012

  • Mark A.

    Unfortunately Meetup's RSVPs/waitlist is automatic by signup date :-(

    January 25, 2012

  • Amy

    Mark! There are only 3 women of the 60 attending tonight. How about letting more girls in...there are only 7 of us on the wait list!

    January 25, 2012

  • Ignacio A.

    I really wish I could attend but I'm in the waiting list. I guess it will be a great opportunity to network with other bizsparkers.

    January 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will this be recorded? Can't make it, but would *love* to hear what Jeff has to say. Even some slides/notes would be great. =)

    January 23, 2012

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