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Jeff Atwood - aka Mr Codinghorror - talks to Pete Le Page about Webstock

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Part of the backstage video series created for Webstock and profiled at http://workit.co.nz

Jeff Atwood - aka Mr Codinghorror - is a technical evangelist who lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife, child, two cats, and a whole lot of computers. He was weaned as a software developer on various implementations of Microsoft's BASIC in the 80's, starting with his first microcomputer, the Texas Instruments TI-99/4a. Jeff 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. Jeff is now quite comfortable in VB.NET or C#, despite the evils of case sensitivity. He considers himself 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, Jeff worked for Vertigo Software in Point Richmond, California. You can take a virtual tour of his old office if you'd like. He currently works full time on his blog while building stackoverflow.com in a joint venture with Joel Spolsky.

Joel is speaking at Webstock http://www.webstock.org.nz/10/speakers/atwood.php

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