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Kathy Sierra’s talk at the Business of Software 2009

by Joel Spolsky
Monday, May 10, 2010

I’m a long-time Kathy Sierra fan. Her talk at the Business of Software 2009 was amazing, even though, in retrospect, I realize now that she had a slide making fun of Stack Overflow’s terrific new VC-backed business model. She even got the unicorn!

Watch the  whole talk here. The next Business of Software conference will be in Boston, October 4th-6th.


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