Stack Overflow hires new CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar

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πŸ‘‰ Blog post from founder/outgoing CEO Joel Spolsky

Background:

Prashanth was born in Bangalore, India, the city with the highest number of Stack Overflow users in the world, one of the global capitals for software developers writing the script for the future. He started out as a software engineer before moving over to management. He has a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Maine, a Masters in Engineering Management from Cornell, and an MBA from Harvard. He worked at Capgemini as a management consultant and Barclays as an investment banker in their technology group before joining Rackspace in San Antonio, Texas.

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Given that Stack Overflow has really been transitioning its core business model to enterprise software this kind of makes sense. In terms of how this affects the core community, it's not really the kind of hire that delivers much to chew on one way or another.

 

They just started another offering of stackoverflow for teams (similar to the enterprise one, but saas) as well. I think there's still quite a bit about SO for teams and regular SO that needs attention to give question-askers a positive experience, but some of that has to come from leadership.

 
 
 

Interesting. Sounds like Joel will still be around:

As you know, I’m keeping my job as Chairman of the Board, so I’ll continue to be closely involved.

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