Yearly Archives: 2011

community September 23, 2011

Bounty Reasons and Post Notices

It’s been a little over a year since our last improvement to the bounty system. Question bounties have been working well enough that we’re comfortable encouraging even more use of the bounty system. We used to limit people to one question bounty at a time, but now you can have up to three simultaneous question…
Avatar for Jeff Atwood
Co-Founder (Former)
company September 21, 2011

SE Podcast #19 – John Sheehan

Everyone’s back in their home towns this week (Sorry for the audio quality last week. It was Joel’s fault [actually, it was TechCrunch’s fault]). And joining Jeff & Joel this week is John Sheehan, Developer Evangelist for Twilio. Jeff and Joel are bored of board meetings. How do you make them productive or even useful? Brad…
Avatar for Alex Miller
Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
cc-wiki-dump September 20, 2011

Creative Commons Data Dump Sep ’11

While we will always continue to produce Stack Exchange creative commons data dumps, we are moving to a quarterly schedule for all future dumps. We won’t be blogging each and every one, as it gets a bit monotonous. Please subscribe to our Clear Bits creator feed to be automatically notified when new Stack Exchange creative…
Avatar for Jeff Atwood
Co-Founder (Former)
background September 19, 2011

Android > iOS (And Other Statistics)

As you can imagine, we’re sitting on quite a bit of data here about programmers and the technologies they use.  We’ve used this for various things in the past (for instance, you can use your history on the site to promote yourself on Careers 2.0) but we’ve never done a deep dive into the data…
Avatar for Alex Miller
Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
community September 15, 2011

Welcome [Valued Associates That Make Up] CHAOS!

For the past couple months, we’ve had a new team starting up out of our NY office, CHAOS (or if you’re not into that whole brevity thing: Cheerful Helpful Advocates of Stack Exchange).  You’ve probably seen them around some of the sites or run into them in one of the chat rooms – but here’s…
Avatar for Alex Miller
Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
company September 14, 2011

SE Podcast #18

No guest this week as Joel calls in to the show live from the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference in San Francisco since he’s there launching Trello for Fog Creek Software (also why his audio isn’t quite as good as usual, it’s pretty loud there).  There’s still a full hour of Jeff & Joel goodness though so…
Avatar for Alex Miller
Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
company September 7, 2011

SE Podcast #17 – Kyle Brandt & George Beech

Jeff & Joel are back with guests this week – joining them are Kyle Brandt and George Beech, our very own sysadmins/ops guys/[insert your own term here] After a brief test of the emergency broadcast system, we plunge right into the podcast, including: Joel is late because he had to go up to AOL HQ…
Avatar for Alex Miller
Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
company September 6, 2011

DevDays 2011 is Cancelled

DevDays has been canceled, due to poor attendance. It’s my fault, actually. I took a perfectly good thing (DevDays ’09) and gold plated it until it was a different thing. DevDays ’09 was one day. So even people who couldn’t get their boss to let them go to a conference could take a vacation day…
Avatar for Joel Spolsky
Co-founder & Former Chairman of the Board
community September 5, 2011

Expanding User Cards

As I’ve said many times, the reason any Stack Exchange site works is not because of the magical software bits, but because the people participating are smart, talented, and willing to teach and learn. That’s right, any internet community ultimately succeeds or fails on the strength and quality of its contributors. Shocking, I know! But…
Avatar for Jeff Atwood
Co-Founder (Former)
company August 31, 2011

SE Podcast #16

So it’s been a couple weeks since our last podcast, but Jeff & Joel are back and ready to catch up on everything they missed.  There’s no guest this week, just 60+ minutes of that Jeff & Joel banter that (we hope) you’ve grown to love. Jeff and Joel discuss “Zombie Poke,” aka facebook.stackoverflow.com deal…
Avatar for Alex Miller
Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
background August 30, 2011

Welcome Valued Associate Kyle Cummings

Kyle Cummings joins the Careers Sales team as Associate Sales Representative in the NYC Headquarters.  In this role, Kyle is working to help our employer customers fill their open positions and grow the Careers 2.0 service.         Born and raised in Florida, Kyle is a third generation alumni from the University of Florida.…
Avatar for Alison Sperling
Director of Marketing (former)