Stack Overflow scopes out Ireland as possible tech hub

Chief executive Prashanth Chandrasekar says firm is on a hiring spree and plans to hire 200 staff in the next year

Prashanth Chandrasekar, chief executive of Stack Overflow: ‘We impact over 100 million people a month.’ Picture: Bryan Meade

Ireland is under consideration to host Stack Overflow’s new tech hub, according to Prashanth Chandrasekar, the company’s chief executive.

Stack Overflow is a software as a service company that specialises in providing technology information for programmers. Its online knowledge base contains over 15 million questions and answers for the industry. Last year, it was sold for $1.8 billion (€1.7 billion) to Prosus, a Dutch conglomerate.

“We are on a big hiring spree at the moment. One of the things we are doing, specifically for technical talent, is a tech hub,” Chandrasekar told the Business Post.