Yearly Archives: 2011

community April 27, 2011

Improved Tag Sets

Earlier this month, Emmett asked for feedback on what we should improve next on stackexchange.com. The consensus seemed to be that the existing functionality was good, but it could be simpler to use — as expressed by Pekka: I miss the carefully crafted minimalism that I’ve come to love so much on SO. From that…
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Co-Founder (Former)
company April 20, 2011

SE Podcast #01

Welcome back to the first episode of the new Stack Exchange Podcast redux!  Jumping right back into the old groove, here’s what happens this week: Jeff and Joel discuss missing the openness that the old podcast provided.  Since the podcast is just a recording of their weekly call, it gives listeners an insight into the…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
background April 15, 2011

Welcome Valued Associate Alex Miller!

Yup. The team has now hit 32 human beings (plus a lot of unicorns and bacon). Our latest addition is Alex Miller: We haven’t quite figured out an official title for Alex yet… The job description was “Sidekick to the CEO” and the idea was that he would follow me around and do all kinds…
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Co-founder & Chairman of the Board
community April 12, 2011

Stack Exchange Traffic Still Growing

We had a crazy month last month, growing about 18% across the board. Today I was excited to log onto Quantcast, which measures our traffic, to see that for the first time, our network rank now fits into a single unsigned byte! There are several different ways we measure our traffic, and each of them…
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Co-founder & Chairman of the Board
community April 12, 2011

Stack Exchange Partners with MathJax

I’m pleased to announce that Stack Exchange is now a major supporting partner of MathJax. MathJax is, of course, an open source JavaScript display engine for mathematics that works in all modern browsers. It’s a joint project of the American Mathematical Society, Design Science, Inc., and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. We love…
Avatar for Jeff Atwood
Co-Founder (Former)
background April 10, 2011

Welcome Valued Associate Greg Drinkwater!

Greg Drinkwater joins the Careers Sales team in the NYC headquarters. As Account Executive, Greg is working to expand our Careers 2.0 jobs board, and most importantly, helping our employer customers fill their open positions. Greg lives on Long Island with his wife and stays busy chasing after his two rescue dogs, Frankie and Jed.…
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Director of Marketing (former)
community April 8, 2011

Stack Overflow World-Wide MeetUps – Success!

Thanks to everyone who attended a Stack Overflow MeetUp!  We had over 2,000 people sign up.  Reading the tweets (#SOMeetup) in chronological order was a bit like New Year’s Eve, with each time zone’s MeetUps beginning one after the other. While not every MeetUp had tons of people, it seemed like everyone had a great…
community April 8, 2011

Stack Exchange Network Profiles

If you participate on multiple Stack Exchange sites, you now have a global profile page! You can navigate there via the handy network profile link on your user page. From your network profile, you can get a mile high view of all your activity across every site in our network. Yep, all of ’em! The…
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Co-Founder (Former)
community April 7, 2011

Stack Overflow Around the World

It’s really inspiring to see Stack Overflow meetup events being held in almost 100 cities around the world. Here’s where the meetup groups are: That made me think again about Stack Exchange in other languages. Now, Stack Exchange isn’t just software. Localizing it isn’t just a matter of translating the strings. It’s a community, so…
Avatar for Joel Spolsky
Co-founder & Chairman of the Board
careers April 6, 2011

A bookshelf on your Careers 2.0 profile

We think books are a great conversation starter and reveal a lot about one’s natural curiosity. So, we’ve added a “bookshelf” to your Careers 2.0 profile! It’s all about telling the story of your professional development. Perhaps you deftly implemented an Observer pattern for a chat application. Maybe you educated your manager about the maker’s…
Avatar for Matt Sherman
Engineering Manager (former)
community April 5, 2011

Helping The Experts Get Answers

In A Recipe to Promote your Site, Robert provided a great set of guidelines for organically growing your Q&A; community. Buried within was this observation: Reach the right kind of publications and bloggers. Make sure that the key experts in every field know about the site; not just the “Martha Stewart” big names; we want…
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Co-Founder (Former)