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Joel on Software


by Joel Spolsky
Thursday, January 08, 2004

Joel on Software Dinners

Montréal, CA: January 15th. If you can come, please RSVP by posting one message here so we can get a rough count.

Berkeley, the other CA: January 30th. If you can come, please RSVP by posting one message here so we can get a rough count.

We did this in Oslo with great success. Basically we'll take over a room in a restaurant, eat, drink, be merry, and talk about software development.

Other Upcoming Events

I'll be speaking at CUSEC 2004 (Canadian Undergraduate Software Engineering Conference) in Montréal on January 15th.


It's top secret. The only thing I'll admit to was Vince Guaraldi "Linus and Lucy." And Auld Lang Syne.

FogBUGZ for Unix and FogBUGZ for Macintosh

... will ship, I think, on Monday, subject to reality sticking its big ugly face in the way.

Have you been wondering about Distributed Version Control? It has been a huge productivity boon for us, so I wrote Hg Init, a Mercurial tutorial—check it out!

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About the author.

I’m Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Fog Creek Software, a New York company that proves that you can treat programmers well and still be highly profitable. Programmers get private offices, free lunch, and work 40 hours a week. Customers only pay for software if they’re delighted. We make Trello, which lets you organize anything, together, FogBugz, enlightened issue tracking software for bug tracking, and Kiln, which provides distributed version control and code reviews. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.

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