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Jeff Atwood

Co-founder of Stack Overflow and Discourse

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON June 08, 2017

Discussion

codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
Hi - I'm Jeff Atwood, programmer and long time blogger at Coding Horror, cofounder of Stack Overflow and Discourse. Happy to be here, ask me anything about running a startup or online community!
Ayrton De Craene
Ayrton De Craene@ayrton · Code @ Clearbit
You're a huge advocate of gamification, what would you recommend reading/doing for someone who has no experience with it at all?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@ayrton I wouldn't say I am a huge advocate of gamification per se, I am an advocate of having fun. So the correct way to look at this is "how can I make my community more fun?" I don't mean literally adding games... for example, badges on Stack Overflow are a whole lot more interesting and engaging than reading a manual or watching a demo video. Look at how games work, but you don't need (or want!) to turn your product into a game per se. For example here's a good primer, the video in this is essential.. watch it! https://blog.codinghorror.com/le...
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Makerpad.co
Hi Jeff, If you had to start a community from scratch tomorrow, how would you go about building it?
Julio Protopapas
Julio Protopapas@julioprotopapas · julioprotopapas.eu
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@bentossell part of why we founded https://discourse.org is to start people off with a "civilized discourse construction kit" that gives them a high chance of success out of the box. The sad truth, though, is that software can only do so much. I can't snap my fingers and make 100 (or even 5!) daily users materialize to post and reply and keep the community alive. The short answer to your question is "be famous" because that solves a whooole lot of problems. ;) If you are not famous, then recruit people who will show up every day and talk amongst themselves -- even if it's just your internal team. There is a surprising amount of value in making your internal discussions public, insofar as you can. Of course it's easier for me to say that as an open source software company ;)
Arjun Tina
Arjun Tina@arjun_tina · NYC Labs CEO
What do you think the key to stack overflow's crowdsourcing is? Do you think the points and the ability to get certain privileges was a key part of it? The mission? Or a combination of factors?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@arjun_tina we have known for a long time that the best way to motivate a programmer is for another programmer to tell them they are wrong ;) https://blog.codinghorror.com/ho... More seriously, think pair programming .. Stack Overflow is pair programming on the Internet.
Bit-Booster!
Bit-Booster!@gsylviedavies · Sole Proprieter, bit-booster.com
@locnarorb @arjun_tina "Are you coming to bed?" "I can't. This is important." https://xkcd.com/386/
Julio Protopapas
Julio Protopapas@julioprotopapas · julioprotopapas.eu
@arjun_tina generalistic question
Arjun Tina
Arjun Tina@arjun_tina · NYC Labs CEO
@julioprotopapas over your head
Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
Jeff! Coding Horror!!! I remember obsessively reading your blog while in my tiny cubicle at my first programming internship. 😀 Now for an actual question: Would love to know more about the process behind designing the badges/permissions system for Stack Overflow. Were the first permission levels something you iterated on a lot? I imagine figuring out the correct threshold for being able to downvote/moderate as being very tricky.
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@mscccc it is less tricky than you would think, because the vast majority of people don't get much rep.. see the sidebar counts at https://stackexchange.com/league...
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)@emilyjsnowdon · Operations @ Product Hunt
Hey Jeff, thanks for joining us today. What are your top tips for building an open online community that maintains honesty and integrity without giving way to trolls?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@ems_hodge there is absolutely no substitute for strong moderators that take visible (and fair!) action on a regular basis. We try to build super easy one-click moderator tools into https://discourse.org everywhere, and we have a "trash can on every street corner" in our simple, clear flagging system for community members (which will auto-hide posts that have been flagged a lot), but ... sadly, none of this matters if your moderators never show up. It's also important to have a mission statement or community guidelines that explain what your community stands for, and aspires to be. Almost nobody will actually read it, of course, but it matters a lot to those who _will_ read it and point to it as a goal .. and those are your most essential community members in my experience.
Niv Dror
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
Hey Jeff! Thanks for joining us. What are some of the things that helped build the Stack Overflow community in the early days?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@nivo0o0 Early on it was largely the audience of Joel Spolsky's blog, and my blog. That is a big advantage, what I call the "be Radiohead" strategy to digital music distribution ;)
keyul
keyul@keyul · Maker of Quick Code & Bot Stash
Hi Jeff, Thank you for building lifeline for the developer community. Where were people look for coding related questions before Stack Overflow born?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@keyul filthy printed books, apparently! It was a dark time!
Bit-Booster!
Bit-Booster!@gsylviedavies · Sole Proprieter, bit-booster.com
@locnarorb @keyul Darker than the printed books was "Experts-Exchange"! Honestly, the makers of SO deserve a turing award for the productivity boost they provided the entire software industry.
Milan Zoufal
Milan Zoufal@mzoufal · Embracing the possibilities
@keyul Usenet
Aaron Bell
Aaron Bell@aaron_bell
I'm new to programming and want to build a online community for business students. Whats the the best way to bring users to the community?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@aaron_bell we have a short blog post which covers community building basics -- we are trying to have Discourse do as much of this as possible on your behalf, but there is no substitute for the human touch, particularly early on: https://blog.discourse.org/2014/...
Julio Protopapas
Julio Protopapas@julioprotopapas · julioprotopapas.eu
@aaron_bell face to face pitching
Andrew Ettinger
Andrew Ettinger@ettinger · 👟 @wearAtoms // ex @Twitter @ProductHunt
What are some interesting question/search trends you've seen at Stack Overflow?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@andrewett I find it very interesting that the overall amount of USA traffic has been declining since 2011! The world is a very big place, and there are great programmers everywhere.
Julio Protopapas
Julio Protopapas@julioprotopapas · julioprotopapas.eu
@locnarorb @andrewett india is hot ;)
Bit-Booster!
Bit-Booster!@gsylviedavies · Sole Proprieter, bit-booster.com
On the topic of gamification! I have 875 points on SO. Is it possible I could ever get to 100K in this day and age? My gut says the goldrush days are over, and all the whoppers (e.g. how to exit vim) are answered. I suspect I'll be stuck below 5K forever. (Here's me: https://stackoverflow.com/users/... ).
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@gsylviedavies more answers = more rep! Note that for reasons of fairness and life balance, nobody can get more than 200 rep in a day, as we have a daily cap. If we didn't have that, the "rich get richer" would be VERY rich indeed.
Bit-Booster!
Bit-Booster!@gsylviedavies · Sole Proprieter, bit-booster.com
I still think the rich get richer because of the drive-by upvotes on the early whoppers. For example, five minutes ago I got stuck in vim and coudn't exit...
Oluwabajio
Oluwabajio@oluwabajio · android developer at Bajio Tech.
what are the strategies you applied to get traction(users) during the early days of stackoverflow
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@oluwabajio Mostly we focused on listening to early user feedback and improving Stack Overflow to make it a better experience for them. There were a LOT of things that needed improvement! Perhaps my main advice here, is have a place to talk about the place.. we call it "meta", or it could be "product feedback forum" for your most avid users.. that's what https://discourse.org is for!
Saiph Savage
Saiph Savage@saiphcita
How do you envision the future of interfaces that help a wider portion of the population to learn coding skills within a community?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@saiphcita I am a huge HUGE fan of codepen https://codepen.io/ it is like this infinitely shareable scratch and doodle pad for code. I see that as the future of programming in many ways.
Mayank Mehta
Mayank Mehta@mayank_mehta
Did you guys have specific growth strategies for Stack Overflow in the beginning? What experiments did you run to grow the community and what was the cadence of these experiments?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@mayank_mehta I don't really run experiments, I have more of a field of dreams approach to this stuff https://blog.codinghorror.com/th...
Cory Zue
Cory Zue@czue · Indie hacker and maker, Dimagi
Hi Jeff, thanks for coming on - been a fan ever since the early days of the Stack Overflow podcast. I'm curious what made you motivated to start Coding Horror in the beginning? Was it just for fun or did you have the notion that building up an audience would eventually serve you well? Also, how did you build up your audience before you had one?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@czue I wanted to have a public research notebook where I wrote up what I learned, and that was the origin of the blog. It's still an excellent strategy for anyone, just getting a regular pattern of activity going is the hard part. Consider it exercise: the very first step is to do it every day, if you can. Until you can do it consistently, and keep doing it, nothing else matters.
Smokie
Smokie@xtoq · Smokie Does Stuff
What do you think about the remote workforce and its importance to the future of technology, both startups and established companies?
Smokie
Smokie@xtoq · Smokie Does Stuff
Also thanks so much for doing this!
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@xtoq I am a huge fan! The internet unlocks the geniuses around the world, not just the ones we happen to live close enough to! http://firstround.com/review/Her...
Julio Protopapas
Julio Protopapas@julioprotopapas · julioprotopapas.eu
@xtoq future of technology? how about the present? :)
Smokie
Smokie@xtoq · Smokie Does Stuff
@julioprotopapas Oh of course I also mean the present, but just because it's relevant now doesn't necessarily mean it's relevant in the future. I just like to keep abreast of the remote work situation. ;)
Smokie
Smokie@xtoq · Smokie Does Stuff
@locnarorb Thank you so much for your response and the article! Great read. Despite the apparent self evidence of the importance of hiring the best not just the local best, I find that often companies say they are open to "remote" work but they are really paying lip service to that invisible elephant in the room. Then there are companies that believe that hiring local is the best choice for their business, and sometimes that's right and sometimes maybe it's not. Either way, glad to see that you are still adhering to the "hire the best" mentality. Thanks for your hard work and dedication to the industry and the community! <3
Mayank Mehta
Mayank Mehta@mayank_mehta
When you're setting up a community like Stack Overflow, how important is it to figure out the nature of discussions that are permitted? Did you guys figure this out early on and stick with it or did it morph over time based on where the community took you?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@mayank_mehta it is very much reacting to what people are doing. It is a waste of effort to assume much about your community before you get in there and observe them doing their thing. I call this "going on safari with your users". You need to walk alongside them and see how they behave and why.
Andrew Ettinger
Andrew Ettinger@ettinger · 👟 @wearAtoms // ex @Twitter @ProductHunt
What was your biggest growth driver in achieving a network effect?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@andrewett build a product that people get excited about, and naturally want to talk about. You gotta do better than "meh, seems OK"! Also, if nobody hates what you are doing, it probably isn't very interesting.. so there's that ;)
Ruben Gomez
Ruben Gomez@rubenzeo · Entrepreneur + Strategist
Hi Jeff. Thanks so much for lending us your brain. Q.What launch strategy tips could you provide for an early stage company that focuses on building communities.
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@rubenzeo when it comes to community, don't build too much and plan too far ahead, build "just enough" then observe how your community uses and adapts to the software to plan the next steps. It is a huge mistake to assume almost anything about human beings and communities.. far better to go on safari with your users, observe how they use it, gather their feedback, and build based on that!
Ruben Gomez
Ruben Gomez@rubenzeo · Entrepreneur + Strategist
@locnarorb Read this and never thanked you. Many thanks Jeff!
Manuel Abarca
Manuel Abarca@damean · Web/Mobile/Game Developer
Hello, its great to have you here! What are your recommendations to build and keep a nice work/community culture?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@damean First, show up every day, this is 90% of parenting and life in general. Second, retain your sense of humor. If it stops being fun something is very wrong and you should ponder that before proceeding.
Bit-Booster!
Bit-Booster!@gsylviedavies · Sole Proprieter, bit-booster.com
Do you still only put ECC ram in your database servers, and non-ECC ram in all the other servers? (Re: https://blog.codinghorror.com/to... )
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@gsylviedavies we definitely stick with ECC RAM on the database servers, not requiring it elsewhere gives us flexibility on the build to use the very fastest parts
Jordan Finnigan
Jordan Finnigan@jadojodo · Developer @ Dealer Inspire
Going to break with the official topic and ask a fun question: What do you like to do for fun?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@jadojodo when you have 3 kids, the fun comes to you ;) before this chat, I just lubricated a new fidget spinner with teflon based lubricant, though :D
Marvin L Eason
Marvin L Eason@dreighen · Entrepreneur, Front End Dev, UX
@locnarorb @jadojodo How do you balance life and work while building communities and the such?
Globalapps T
Globalapps T@globalapps_t · Another Tech guy
What is your favourite Deep Learning product and why ?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@globalapps_t I don't think I know enough to have an informed opinion on this
Mukul Sharma
Mukul Sharma@socialweonline
Did any of your startups fail? Or you ever felt that they might?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@socialweonline only had two, there is still time for Discourse to fail!!
Julian Lamprea
Julian Lamprea@julian_alejandro_lamprea · Tech Lover
Hi Jeff, thank you for your creations! We can't live without them. How do you inspire yourself to create everything you do?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@julian_alejandro_lamprea I often ask people -- what pisses you off? what makes you angry? GO FIX IT! ;)
Sue Nallapeta
Sue Nallapeta@sushmars · Sr. Director of Engineering, Zoosk
Hi Jeff, What were some engineering challenges you faced during the early days of stack overflow and as the website experienced tremendous growth? Any advice for engineering leadership community?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@sushmars my advice is to document your learning in public as you go! That's what we did at Stack Overflow with the blog and our podcast. This is a fantastic way to learn, gather feedback, and generate useful bread crumbs for others to follow.
Piyush Kaila
Piyush Kaila@pgkaila · Founder of Twiza
Hi Jeff, How would you control content quality If you have to build community without down votes and vote limits per day?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@pgkaila be the change you want to see. Make sure you, or someone you trust, is out there posting GREAT content as an example for everyone. Greatness begets greatness, and it starts at home!
I've heard that SO folks don't give much attention to unit tests and microservices. Is this even going to change someday, or was it decided that SO doesn't need/want them?
Bit-Booster!
Bit-Booster!@gsylviedavies · Sole Proprieter, bit-booster.com
@villasv Let's pivot this question to Discourse devs instead of SO devs! Does Discourse use unit tests / microservices?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@villasv Discourse is a public code base at https://github.com/discourse/dis... , Stack Overflow is a private code base. The more public contributors you have, the more you need unit tests. And the less public contributors you have..
Vinit Agrawal
Vinit Agrawal@vinitagrawal · Co-Founder at Tars (HelloTars.com)
Hi Jeff, Thanks for doing this AMA. I am curious to know your thoughts on, where do you think the software development as an industry is going towards. Do you think we are eventually going towards an era where most of the software system will be written by other pieces of software and the need for human developers are eventually gonna drop. Thanks again for your time.
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@vinit_agrawal1 I do think software development will look a lot more like "configuring WordPress and 50 plugins" in the future, versus the actual writing of new code.
Bind Community
Bind Community@bind_community · bind
Dear Jeff, we are currently writing a book on communitymanagement (for a Dutch audience). What would be your number 1 tip to create a thriving online community? And can we quote you? ;)
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@bind_community show up every day!
Stack Overflow was a place to ask questions, now I see it as primarily a place to get answers as almost all issues I have are answered and anything else is too specific to my project. It is now very difficult to advance in the SO reputation system which makes it hard to participate in the site. Is this something that could be addressed? I'd love to be able to pay a one time fee on a site like stack exchange to be a more trusted user from the start.
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@jgstew It is true that lots of questions are answered, and well, at this point, but there's a billion nooks and crannies of programming. We run into weird little issues all the time building Discourse and we use Stack for those issues, though they are often far far too hard for a general audience. We still go back and post the answer when we figure it out though! As for payment, that is incompatible with the Stack model: https://blog.codinghorror.com/th...
@locnarorb I meant an optional one time payment for verification and trust reasons.
Divyanshu Negi
Divyanshu Negi@divyanshunegi
Hi Jeff, honoured just to ask you a question, How to decide your next project ? How to choose the one ? What are the metrics one should take in care before starting something new ?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@divyanshunegi I picked projects that I selfishly wanted to exist on the internet, or fixed areas of the internet that I felt were broken .. see https://blog.codinghorror.com/wh...
Bhagirath N Sai
Bhagirath N Sai@nbhagirath
Hi there. So recently, in an IT company in Bengaluru, stack overflow was banned as employees depended on it so much that even senior programmers there did not know how to swap values of two variables without looking at stack overflow. What's your take on that sir?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@nbhagirath this is hilarious, that is my main reaction :D
Bhagirath N Sai
Bhagirath N Sai@nbhagirath
@locnarorb 😂😂 well... You made lives of thousands coders back here... So cheers for that
Nicklas Nilsson
Nicklas Nilsson@nilsi1987 · Software Developer
@nbhagirath bye bye to that company. Productivity will go down to close 0 Haha
Bit-Booster!
Bit-Booster!@gsylviedavies · Sole Proprieter, bit-booster.com
I find the UI of Stackoverflow very pretty, and the UX very friendly. I'm still getting used to Discourse. Two questions: 1. How much of the UI/UX of Stackoverflow & Discourse was your doing? (E.g., Was Jeff Atwood secretly the Steve Jobs of Stackoverflow's UI?) 2. How do you make your design decisions around UX? (Do you ever run user studies? E.g., eye tracking cameras and mouse timings and all those formal usability methods?)
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@gsylviedavies the primary motivator is KISS: Keep It Simple... Sir. ;) After a long time away from Stack Overflow the UI looks very busy to me now, but remember, it is built for programmers, not for "everyone". It took us a while to get to where we wanted to get with Discourse, but I feel the current UI is close to what I had in mind ~3 years ago when we started. Simplicity is hard.. https://blog.codinghorror.com/si...
How do you think companies like google and facebook going to respond to the rise of blockchain based internet? Think about the recent arrival of Blockstack browser and similar platforms.
Laura Kinnard
Laura Kinnard@alauremktg · Owner, Strategist
Love "indoor enthusiast." Does your online community support your startup or are they totally separate?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@alauremktg yes we discuss discourse development at https://meta.discourse.org .. in fact the top user list there is something we like to hire from in fact ;) https://meta.discourse.org/u
Tony Valdes Mendez
Tony Valdes Mendez@gci305 · Software Dev @ SmartBrite Technologies
best code technology for ondemand / market place apps ?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@gci305 I don't know enough to have an informed opinion on this
Alula Kibrom
Alula Kibrom@altsyset · Web application developer. Indie Hacker
Hey Jeff, do you think it is possible to build a good, honest online community with just one man startup?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@altsyset yes, try to transition out of email to posting publicly as a start, one of the main targets of https://discourse.org is getting rid of email silos!
Oluwabajio
Oluwabajio@oluwabajio · android developer at Bajio Tech.
what are the strategies you applied to get traction(users) during the early days of stackoverflow
Antonio Jiménez
Antonio Jiménez@aajn88 · Android engineer
Hey, Jeff! I'm creating an startup but I have no clue how to get investors. What would you recommend? Any advise about how to negotiate with them?
Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern@bendhalpern · Founder of dev.to
I heard you _hated_ Stack Overflow Jobs as a feature/direction. Any truth to that? And what are your thoughts on the current direction of the company?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@bendhalpern hate is a strong word, it was very painful to have to split focus between Stack Overflow (the engine) and the careers/jobs project early on. Same reason you'd be upset if your manager came along and doubled your workload with two completely different projects ;) Doesn't matter now as there have been two completely independent teams on those projects for many years now..
Bit-Booster!
Bit-Booster!@gsylviedavies · Sole Proprieter, bit-booster.com
@locnarorb @bendhalpern I think it's genius how stackoverflow careers gets me to turn off my adblocker. Most newspapers websites these days get me to as well, but stackoverflow pulls it off without begging me or even mentioning ad blocking. (The careers sidebar only shows up on stackoverflow after I disable ad-blocking. This ends up turning on all ads for stackoverflow, and so it creates a virtuous cycle for SO's business model. Also, their ads have never bothered me, so that helps, too.)
Oluwabajio
Oluwabajio@oluwabajio · android developer at Bajio Tech.
what are the strategies you applied to get traction(users) during the early days of stackoverflow
David Gradford
David Gradford@song_giang · Founder of libable.com, myqrcode.info
If I want you invest to my startup What I need to do let you approve?
Julio Protopapas
Julio Protopapas@julioprotopapas · julioprotopapas.eu
in what industries may the trend of gamification be applied in the near future on a fruitful basis? thank you
AdrianoVlad
AdrianoVlad@adrivlad · Computer science and finance
Which company or startup do you think is the best for an internship right now? Which coding language do you think is the most appropriare to learn, in order to work with Artificial Intelligence? Thanks in advance!
Jorg Schuster
Jorg Schuster@mindsetnotbrand · curator at unfollowclub
We are looking for a fresh approach to online presence (trying to bridge tangible and digital via the exclusivity/ engagement building experience platforms). Would you be able to take on work or who would you recommend? Thank you!
Bethany Hilt
Bethany Hilt@bethany_hilt · Founder, CEO, skin care expert, PR guru
Hey Jeff, are there any freemium tools that does what Brandwatch does - ie., see how often my brand is searched for? Also, how do you increase brand search frequency?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@bethany_hilt I would flip this around: what is your brand doing that's cool and interesting and worth talking about? Do more of that, and talk about what you are doing in public!
Jagan Mohan
Jagan Mohan@jagan_mohan · product Developer
hii Jeff!! By 2020 we can see that the internet would be available to each and every part of the world. In such cases, we can see that professionals arise from all over the world and getting jobs becomes difficult for everyone. So, What is your view on freelancing platforms?
Slava Kuznetsov
Slava Kuznetsov@sorryiamslava · Design. Marketing. Startups
Hey Jeff. First of all - i`ll be plasure to say thanks from all Russian comunity of Stack Overflow for you`r team great job
What are the biggest challenges yet to be solved for online communities and online discourse? How will "Discourse" address them better in the future?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@jgstew It's difficult because every community is different. One thing I have learned is that leadership / moderation is critical, even if only from the community, organically, all by itself. The end goal is for someone to install https://discourse.org then walk away for years.. when they return, they find it is alive and thriving all on its own. We have yet to build the tools to let the community elect its own moderators, but I want to one day!
Saiph Savage
Saiph Savage@saiphcita
What do you believe was key for stack overflow's success?
Fahad Uddin
Fahad Uddin@fahad_uddin1
How can I learn to code? I fail miserably trying to build products.
Aaron Bell
Aaron Bell@aaron_bell
@locnarorb @fahad_uddin1 freecodecamp.com is an awesome community
Sergio Flores
Sergio Flores@byoigres · Software Developer
Hi Jeff, thanks for this Q&A. I'm wondering, what do you guys use for looking to solutions when StackExchange network is down?
Aaron Bell
Aaron Bell@aaron_bell
Obviously your projects are based on a post/forum like structure. What do you think are the pro's/cons of a stack overflow like structure vs a gitter chat like structure? How do you determine what might be best for your idea?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@aaron_bell chat is great for short term memory, but it is terrible as long term memory. You need both! We have an excellent Slack --> Discourse integration for this, and we'll look into making sure one exists for Gitter as well.
Aaron Bell
Aaron Bell@aaron_bell
@locnarorb Ive been using freecodecamp.com and their model is something I'm trying to replicate for the business certification I'm pursuing!
Aaron Bell
Aaron Bell@aaron_bell
@locnarorb Ive been using freecodecamp.com and their model is something I'm trying to replicate for the business certification I'm pursuing!
Aaron Bell
Aaron Bell@aaron_bell
@locnarorb Ive been using freecodecamp.com and their model is something I'm trying to replicate for the business certification I'm pursuing!
Aaron Bell
Aaron Bell@aaron_bell
@locnarorb Ive been using freecodecamp.com and their model is something I'm trying to replicate for the business certification I'm pursuing!
Mohammed Rafy
Mohammed Rafy@rafyasarmatta · All things Community
What motivated you to build Stack Overflow and How did the community grow in the initial stages?
Nikola Novakovic
Nikola Novakovic@novica93 · Loves Business And Code
What's your favorite project management tool?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@novica93 well, we use https://meta.discourse.org as a project management tool, so I suppose that's in the eye of the beholder ;)
Marvin L Eason
Marvin L Eason@dreighen · Entrepreneur, Front End Dev, UX
Any advice for someone who has been out of coding for a long time and wants to get back into web development and becoming self-taught in software engineering?
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@dreighen start building something ;)
Marvin L Eason
Marvin L Eason@dreighen · Entrepreneur, Front End Dev, UX
@locnarorb any programming lang recommendations that are aligned with where things are going? But thanks for answering my initial question and having this AMA!
codinghorror
codinghorror@locnarorb
@dreighen start literally anywhere. Building is the important part, agonizing over "the right choice" is a form of procrastination ;)
Aaron Bell
Aaron Bell@aaron_bell
@dreighen Join the freecodecamp.com community!
Marvin L Eason
Marvin L Eason@dreighen · Entrepreneur, Front End Dev, UX
@locnarorb Ah, my achilles heel and arch nemesis - procrastination...you are right! Thanks a ton!