Yearly Archives: 2011

company May 18, 2011

SE Podcast #05

The podcast is on the road again this week, with Jeff and Joel coming to you live from Jeff’s living room in El Cerrito, CA.  They’re also joined by Josh Heyer (aka Shog9) who calls in from Colorado.  This is actually the second time we’ve done a podcast from Jeff’s house, the first time being…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
community May 17, 2011

The Speed of Light Sucks

Our current datacenter is in New York City. Yep, where they make all that great salsa. So whenever you make a request to any Stack Exchange site, the internet tubes must connect from your location to our datacenter in NYC. We are not (yet) immune to the laws of physics, so depending on the distance…
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Co-Founder (Former)
background May 16, 2011

Stack Exchange Team at MIX 11

A big chunk of the Stack Exchange development team attended this year’s MIX conference. With tons of t-shirts and stickers in hand to give out, naturally! We managed to convince team members Sam Saffron (Australia) and Ben Dumke (Germany) to make the trek to Las Vegas for some, er, “teambuilding”. Even Jin, our designer in…
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Co-Founder (Former)
company May 13, 2011

Sponsoring Lucene.Net Logo Design Contest

Back in January we rebooted our search implementation, replacing it with Lucene.Net. We’ve been quite happy with the results, which are faster, more relevant, and … perhaps not Google quality, but certainly getting closer to the realm of Googlesque. We are also big fans of the Lucene.Net project, which has had some rocky times of…
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Co-Founder (Former)
company May 11, 2011

SE Podcast #04

This week, the Stack Exchange podcast travels to England, where Jeff and Joel are joined by Stack Overflow legend Jon Skeet (and son!) along with Marc Gravell. Picking up the discussion from last week’s episode: what constitutes a good question? Our very own “How to Ask” page is a start — and it’s a mandatory…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
background May 9, 2011

Welcome Valued Associate Guy Zerega!

Guy Zerega joins the Stack Exchange team in the NYC headquarters as Sales Manager of Stack Overflow’s Careers 2.0.  In this role, Guy will lead the sales team in acquiring new hiring companies and continuing to develop relationships with current customers. Guy enjoys spending time outdoors, but especially surfing and cycling.  Okay, so maybe “enjoying”…
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Director of Marketing (former)
community May 6, 2011

Vote For This Question or The Kitten Gets It

When the wordpress.stackexchange.com community asked Why are questions not being voted on … I have noticed a trend that questions (even good ones) that have multiple answers are not being voted on. Out of our 5,550 questions only 41% have at least 1 vote which leaves around 3,000 with 0 votes and a few hundred…
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Co-Founder (Former)
company May 4, 2011

SE Podcast #03

This week, Jeff and Joel are joined by Scott Hanselman – tune in for their discussion of everything from MIX11 to the salads at Jack in the Box. Welcome Scott Hanselman! Be sure to check out both of Scott’s excellent podcasts at Hanselminutes and This Developer’s Life. Joel recently wrote an unintentionally controversial blog post…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
community May 3, 2011

DevDays 2011 planning begins

A couple of years ago, we ran a series of awesome one-day conferences in ten cities called Stack Overflow Dev Days. People had a lot of fun (read the reviews) and learned a lot, and we’ve been scrambling to get our acts in gear to run more conferences. One thing we decided was that 10…
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Co-founder & Chairman of the Board
community April 29, 2011

Inline Comment and Post Markdown Help

We use Markdown for text formatting on all Stack Exchange sites. Markdown isn’t difficult to figure out, particularly since it apes common ASCII formatting conventions — and its simplicity means it is amenable to wiki style differencing and editing, which is a big part of our engine. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do a…
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Co-Founder (Former)
company April 27, 2011

SE Podcast #02

This week on the Stack Exchange podcast, Jeff and Joel are back into the swing of the weekly podcast and jump right into business, including: The algorithm for the Stack Overflow homepage changed a little while back, showing you even more relevant content and questions every time you log in. Content farms and how much…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise