Slate CEO Stuart Butterfield’s Childhood Was Spent Without Electricity

Many have succeeded in life because of their own labor, intellectual and perseverance. Forgetting the pain of not getting much of the opportunity to use a little scope for the service At present, technology is one of the world’s familiar face, Stuart Butterfield, Chief Executive of Cloud-based software Slack.

In addition to the $ 5 billion worth of slack, Flickr came to the world’s most popular photo sharing website, Stuart Butterfield. In a BBC Online report, it is said that Stuart had spent his childhood and the same as the normal child. There was no bright light in the light of lightning, natural water guarantees. Soon after his birth, his father escaped to the United States because he did not want to go to war in Vietnam. At the time, Stewart’s life was cut with a group in the remote area of ​​Canada. In a forest of British Columbia, he spent his childhood in a wooden cabin. There was no water and electricity system for three years.

In this context, Stuart told the BBC that his parents were Hippies. After birth, ‘Dharma’ was named after him. They wanted to leave the country at that time. But if they had to leave the country, they would have had a lot to do. So they moved towards the city.

They started living in British Columbia’s capital Victoria. At the age of seven, Stewart saw the computer first. From childhood, he learned computer program work. Apple was the first generation of computers created by his computer.

The current personal wealth of Stuart Butterfield, founder of business-friendly messaging application Slack, is $ 65 million or around 5 billion taka. Stuart, who owns so much money, has lived a very economical life.

Stuart said, “Frankly, I feel guilty if I have to spend more. An extraordinary life seems to be strange and unfamiliar to me as a Canadian. ‘

Stewart believes his big achievements are a fate.

Stewart said, “In the 1980’s, I was seventeen years old. Then buy Apple Computer (IEE) named My parents and father. At that time, I learned to code in computer magazines.

At the age of 12, the name changed to Stewart. He learned to create basic computer games at the age of 12.

But after high school admission, Stuart lost his charm to the computer. After admission to Victoria University, he removed the attention from the computer. After completing his post graduation in philosophy. In 1997, philosophy was trying to become a professor. The internet started to be popular at that time.

Stewart said that everyone who knew how to create websites at that time was running in San Francisco. At the time the professors earned, the friends were earning double-three times than that. It was new and exciting.

Then Stuart himself left the hopes of the professor and thought of taking place in Silicon Valley.

He worked as a Web Designer for several years in Silicon Valley and in 2002 opened an online game with wife Katrina Fayk. The name of the game was ‘Game Never Ending’. But the game was not popular. Then the money deposited to the two of them ended. Then they thought of doing something else. The husband and his wife started the film in just three months, the photo sharing platform ‘Flickr’.

Stuart Butterfield said that the time was just right. First time the camera was coming to the market. Internet connection was being added to many homes. Their made service quickly became popular.

In 2004, the creator of Flickr, which was created in 2004, was the first website that allows people to upload photos, share, tag and comment. Just a year later, in the Internet world, Yahoo! sold the flick to just 2.5 million US dollars. After that, Stuart Butterfield apologized and said his decision was wrong. If it was too late for a while, then Flickr could sell for more.

But Stuart did not sit on Flickr. Then handed over to Flickr to do something big. Today’s Slack of His New Effort The group gives easy access to co-workers.

But before making the slack, Stewart took some more initiatives. In 2009, some collaborators tried to create an online game. But he failed the attempt.

Stewart said, “In the making of games, we invented a method for internal communication. It was our very choice. It did not think of how much work it was, at the beginning. It was made for work among themselves. But a few years later we started thinking, it would be like others too. This idea was born from Slack.

Currently 80 million people are using Slack daily. Of this, 30 million users spend money for enhanced features. Slack has more than 70,000 corporate subscribers. The employees of IBM, Samsung, Twentyfirst Century Fox, Marx and Spencer have used it. By taking a few rounds of investment, the value of the slack has increased to 50 billion taka ($ 5.1 billion).

Chris Green, a technology expert with a consulting firm named Bright Lee, said, “The instances of creating something successful from an entrepreneur’s failed project are rare. It can not be heard almost twice. But seeing Stuart’s carrier can be understood, it’s not just fate. He is working behind innovation. Finding different ways from the chaos. That’s how he brought Slack and Flickr to the front.