Yearly Archives: 2013

background December 23, 2013

Stack Exchange Gives Back 2013

This is a time of year of traditions and celebrations — and we have a tradition at Stack Exchange where we set this time aside each year to give back to the groups and organizations that need our help. Each year, we reach out to our moderators and offer to make a $100 donation to…
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Director of Community Development (former)
company December 18, 2013

Who are you? Take the 2013 survey!

Hi folks, just a quick note here to remind y’all that the yearly Stack Overflow User Survey is live! We’ve edited the questions/answers based on your feedback from last year’s survey and suggestions posted on Meta. As a small token of our appreciation, we’ll be donating $1 for each completed survey to your choice of…
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Director of Marketing (former)
community December 16, 2013

Winter Bash 2013 is here!

Ahh, the wintry season… The gatherings of family and friends, the giving and receiving of gifts, the making and/or breaking of New Year’s resolutions – however you and yours celebrate, the end of a calendar year heralds many traditions. Here at Stack Exchange, we wanted to get each of you an awesome, personal gift, and…
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Director of Community Management
community December 4, 2013

A New Top Bar for Stack Exchange

The top bar of a Stack Exchange site has always been a bit of an odd place. It somehow combines user info, navigation, search, and a one-size-fits-all popup that includes hot network questions, a list of 100+ Stack Exchange sites, personal inbox messages, and other system notifications (lovingly referred to as The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™).…
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President and Chief Technology Officer (former)
podcast November 14, 2013

Podcast #54 – The One With All The Anachronisms

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #54, with special guest Sara J. Chipps! Joining us today also is CFO Michael Pryor. Your hosts as usual are Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and Joel Spolsky. Today’s episode is brought to you by /r/husky! We’ll start out with Site Milestones. We have one: Ham Radio will be in public beta by the time this…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
podcast October 28, 2013

Podcast #53 – Let”s Go Rio

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #53 with special guest Gabe Koscky, our new Brazilian community manager, and usual suspects Jay Hanlon, Joel Spolsky, and David Fullerton. Today’s show is brought to you by the National Security Administration! Site Milestones: We launched Astronomy, which is not the same thing as the Space Exploration site we’d previously launched. You can…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
company September 25, 2013

Summer Hiring, Happened So Fast

We’ve been busy! So busy, in fact, that this post only takes us through the hires we made in June and July. More announcements are coming soon … in the meantime, get to know these 13 wonderful people who now call Stack Exchange home. Jon Ericson, Community Manager, Burbank, CA As an Air Force brat,…
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Director, People Team (former)
community September 16, 2013

Five years ago, Stack Overflow launched. Then, a miracle occurred.

Stack Overflow officially launched on September 15, 2008. In five short years, you’ve answered over 5 million questions on more than 100 sites, and helped hundreds of millions of people find the answers they needed. Today, we want to celebrate how, together, we changed one small corner of the Internet for the better. We want…
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EVP of Culture and Experience (former)
background September 6, 2013

Community Management by Popular Demand: Kevin Chang Joins The Team

I’ve been posting rather a lot of these announcements lately, as we’ve worked to increase the size of our team to where we can actually do our jobs and still occasionally sleep. So I’m gonna cut right to the chase: we hired Kevin “Lord Popular Demand Torgamus” Chang! Kevin lives on the east coast of…
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Community Manager (former)
podcast September 3, 2013

Podcast #52 – We Didn”t Need Headphones

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #52 with your hosts Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton and Jay Hanlon. Today’s show is brought to you by Marmite Yeast Extract – you either love it, or hate it! (You probably hate it.) Joining us today are Careers 2.0 Marketing Coordinator Bethany Marzipan, er, Marzewski and Careers 2.0 Product Manager…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise