Yearly Archives: 2012

community March 26, 2012

Stack Overflow Meetup Everywhere: April 28, 2012

Last year’s Stack Overflow Meetups were a success, with over 2000 people participating around the world. We’re happy to announce that the Second Annual Stack Overflow Meetup Day is April 28, 2012. Because the Stack Exchange network grew so much over 2011, we’ve decided our Meetup day should grow, too. This year we’re calling on…
background March 22, 2012

Respect the community – your own, and others’

In “Why Can’t You Have Just One Site?” Jeff wrote about the rationale for creating three sites instead of one, and the process for determining where a question belongs: Is it really so hard to figure out which community you belong to, and thus, where your question belongs? Ask yourself this: what is your job…
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Community Manager (former)
community March 6, 2012

The New Stack Exchange Beta Theme

I wanted to give you a quick look at the new Stack Exchange Beta theme. Yes, we are retiring the familiar “Sketchy” theme and rolling out a more-polished and finished design for the beta sites. Raise the curtain, cue the trumpet fanfare… Alas, poor Sketchy… Over the course of the next few weeks, we will…
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Director of Community Development (former)
podcast March 6, 2012

SE Podcast #32 – Jarrod Dixon and Josh Heyer

With the recent “REP-OCALYPSE” that happened over the weekend, we thought it was a great time to do another podcast – so come join Joel, Jarrod, and Josh as they talk about some of the recent changes to the site and the motivations behind them. JOEL: This is not necessarily a podcast, but it might…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
background March 6, 2012

Reputation and Historical Archives

If you’ve been around Meta Stack Overflow the past few days, you’ve seen a fair bit of conversation sparked by the recent changes to how reputation is calculated: To be clear: reputation values are not changing, every action in the system is still worth the same amount. Here’s what will be different: Your reputation will be correct at…
Avatar for Josh Heyer
Community Manager (former)
background March 2, 2012

Enterprise vs Consumer: Product Development at Careers 2.0

A few months ago I joined as a developer on the Careers 2.0 team – this is my story of bringing Careers 2.0’s new Apply button to fruition. Or, what happens when an Enterprise boy meets a Consumer Product Development company and gets exposed to how things are done on the other side. One of…
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Web Developer (Former)
podcast March 1, 2012

SE Podcast #31 – Goodbye Jeff

Well, it’s time for the final Stack Exchange Podcast featuring Jeff Atwood before he rides off into the sunset.  Tune in to hear Jeff and Joel reminisce about the origins of Stack Exchange, the journey along the way, and listen to some special recordings from those who have been around since the beginning. Joel was…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
community February 29, 2012

Let’s Play The Guessing Game

We’ve observed a particular pattern of questions emerging on several Stack Exchange sites. All these questions are effectively guessing games. I remember myself playing this a bit childish, but in some ways awesome game, where you control a tank, and can pick up and stack turrets (and maybe something else) from enemy tanks you kill.…
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Co-Founder (Former)
community February 24, 2012

Stack Exchange’s Greatest Hits

We have a lot of Q&A; sites in the Stack Exchange network now. 84 at the current moment. That’s … a lot of Q&A; sites. But most people* don’t find us by browsing the site directory; they find us by encountering a Stack Exchange page in their web search results. So that may lead you…
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Co-Founder (Former)
background February 18, 2012

Stack Exchange Open Source Projects

While we decided a long time ago that we wouldn’t be open-sourcing the core Stack Exchange Q&A engine, we do try very hard to open source as many useful parts of our code as we can. As Stack Overflow is one of the most prominent Microsoft .NET-created sites for software developers in the world, we…
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Co-Founder (Former)
company February 15, 2012

So You Want To Be a Developer (Part 1)

A few months ago we had James Portnow of Extra Credits on the podcast.  We’re huge fans of everything that they’re doing over at Extra Credits, so when they asked us to help them write an episode on programming, we jumped at the opportunity.  Here’s the link: Extra Credits: So You Want To Be a Developer (Part 1) If…
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President and Chief Technology Officer (former)