Yearly Archives: 2011

community July 21, 2011

Power Laws

Hi everyone! I’m the math intern, and I thought I’d introduce myself by sharing a little something from what I’ve been doing. A little about me: I’m a moderator and frequent contributor at math.SE: In real life, I’m a rising senior at MIT. I have a math blog, Annoying Precision, which unfortunately is not very…
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Math Intern (Former)
company July 21, 2011

Documenting DevDays 2011: #2 – Speakers!

We’re excited to share an in-depth look at just some of the confirmed speakers for DevDays 2011!  The program is comprised of heavy hitters on topics picked by you and the rest of the Stack Overflow community.  As Joel mentioned, the purpose of DevDays is to provide a top-notch education on several technologies and these…
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Director of Marketing (former)
company July 20, 2011

SE Podcast #12 – Patrick McKenzie

This week, Jeff and Joel are joined by Patrick McKenzie – StackOverflow contributor, internet commentator and SEO expert (especially when it comes to driving traffic for Halloween bingo cards).  After a few early tech issues (don’t worry, we cleaned up for everyone at home) we jump right into things, with tons of discussion, including: The big news…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
community July 16, 2011

Mobile Stack Exchange

Another long-standing request, dating all the way back to 2009, is for a mobile optimized view of Stack Overflow. Since … the existing HTML and CSS was (and still is) rather light the original iPhone did a great job rendering Stack Overflow mobile traffic on Stack Overflow is only about 1% of traffic … we…
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Co-Founder (Former)
background July 14, 2011

How much should you pay developers?

We’re at that time of year where we go through everybody’s salary and makes sure it’s reasonable. We’re up to about a dozen in-house software developers, and we’d been paying them based on a compensation system developed by our cousins at Fog Creek, which is different enough from Stack Exchange that there was some chafing.…
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Co-founder & Chairman of the Board
community July 11, 2011

Faster Edits with Inline Editing

Every Stack Exchange question and answer pair is intended to be an evergreen, editable resource for future travelers: The editing feature is there so that old question/answer pairs can get better and better. For every person who asks a question and gets an answer on Stack Exchange, hundreds or thousands of people will come read…
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Co-Founder (Former)
company July 8, 2011

Documenting DevDays 2011: #1 – Picking Cities & Formats

The following post is the first in a series documenting our ongoing planning and production of the Stack Overflow DevDays 2011 conference series.  Upon joining the Stack Exchange team in April 2011, one of the first meetings I went to was a sit down to discuss the plans for our DevDays 2011 conference.  Most conferences…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
company July 6, 2011

SE Podcast #11 – Rory Blyth

This week, Jeff and Joel are joined by Rory Blyth (with no ‘e’ as he is very insistent) fresh off his move to a new house in Portland, OR.  This week’s topics include: Rory has had a whirlwind of moving and relocating as of late.  Today is the first day he got more than 3…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
community July 1, 2011

It’s OK to Ask and Answer Your Own Questions

The FAQ has contained one key bit of advice from the very beginning: It’s also perfectly fine to ask and answer your own question, as long as you pretend you’re on Jeopardy! — phrase it in the form of a question. So … if you have a question that you already know the answer to…
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Co-Founder (Former)
company June 29, 2011

SE Podcast #10 – Steve Karantza

Jeff & Joel are joined by Steve Karantza, better know as Shirlock Homes, our #1 user on the DIY Stack Exchange.  Steve is also our first non-programmer oriented guest on the podcast! Everyone wanted to know how Steve ended up on the site: turns out his son is a computer programmer who has used Stack…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
company June 27, 2011

DevDays is Back!

Stack Overflow DevDays, the universe’s best conference series for coders, is back, and it’s bigger than ever! Here’s the idea behind DevDays. You’re a developer. You’d love to learn all the latest hot new technologies. Things like DVCS, HTML 5, Node.js, CSS3, Hadoop, etc. The stuff the cool kids are all talking about on the…
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Co-founder & Chairman of the Board