Yearly Archives: 2013

background August 23, 2013

Introducing Gabe, The Smiling Community Manager

A couple of months ago, we started soliciting applications for a Community Manager candidate fluent in Portuguese and English. Why? Well, as Jay wrote: …We’ve long had a backlog of proposals in Area 51 for sites that are (non-english) language specific, and as we continue to work on localization, we need to start building up…
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Community Manager (former)
careers August 12, 2013

Finding a Great Company

We launched Stack Overflow Careers with the goal of fixing how companies hire developers. Traditional resumes only tell half the story, so we created Careers 2.0 Profiles to fill in the gaps. A few months ago, we released Company Pages with the goal of reinventing the traditional job listing the same way we reinvented the…
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President and Chief Technology Officer (former)
background August 9, 2013

Please welcome Jon Ericson, Community Manager

With over 100 sites on various and sundry topics, Stack Exchange has become something of a juggernaught: keeping this many different communities healthy and well-supported can be a bit overwhelming at times. We’d never be able to pull it off if there weren’t so many of you pitching in to help, and so I’m more…
Avatar for Josh Heyer
Community Manager (former)
company August 5, 2013

Podcast #51 – The Return of Coding Horror

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #51, with special guest Jeff Atwood and the usual suspects Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton, and Jay Hanlon. Today’s show was brought to you by Pan-American World Airways! We kick off the discussion with a topic not on the agenda… which is reminiscing about who used to prepare the agenda on the old…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
company July 25, 2013

Podcast #50 – Listen To This Podcast

Welcome to Stack Exchange podcast #50, featuring usual suspects Joel Spolsky, Jay Hanlon, and David Fullerton, plus special guest Shog9 aka Nine Shogs Shogging.  And remember, today’s podcast is sponsored by the House of Lords, bringing you excellent laws, 100% free! This is podcast #50… sort of. It’s the 50th podcast since we switched from the…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
company July 1, 2013

Say Hi to Nine of Our Newest Newbies

The year is half over, and we’re still hiring like crazy.  This year we’ve added 22 associates, which means our employee count has increased by 23.4% in the past six months. Yay math! Raise a glass to these fine folks, and join me in congratulating them on their new awesome jobs. Matt Charette, Sales Representative…
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Director, People Team (former)
community June 25, 2013

The War of the Closes

It pains me when I hear people say that our sites are unfriendly, or that we chase new users away. But it’s a hard problem, because our highest priority has always been the quality of content on our sites.  And it still is. We can’t lower our standards. We won’t. But we have been working hard…
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EVP of Culture and Experience (former)
podcast June 11, 2013

Podcast #49 – The One Where We Edited Out The Title Reference

Welcome to episode 49 of the Stack Exchange Podcast! We are welcoming special guest Matt Grum, as well as usual suspects Joel, David, and Jay.  Matt is the top rep user on Photography. He’s got 957 answers (and has never asked a question)! He’s a photographer and a developer, so his exposure to the Photography site…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
podcast June 3, 2013

Podcast #48 – Sponsored by Powdermilk Biscuits

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #48! Our guest today is Jorge Castro, member of the Community Team at Canonical (of Ubuntu fame). We also have Robert Cartaino, our very own Director of Community Development, here at Stack Exchange, as well as the usual suspects – David Fullerton, Jay Hanlon, and Joel Spolsky..  Our guest Jorge Castro works on Ubuntu, at Canonical. He says to…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
background May 31, 2013

Welcome Tim Post, our latest Community Manager

Community management at Stack Exchange is an… _Interesting _job. Parts sociologist, cat-wrangler, therapist, software analyst and cheerleader, this small band of dedicated people work daily to make sure each individual community has the tools and support you need to be as awesome as you are. Of course, we don’t do it alone: from the very…
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Community Manager (former)
careers May 20, 2013

Company pages on Careers 2.0

Stack Overflow has always had a strong focus on individual merit. Although collaboration is encouraged to some extent by the editing features, attribution on posts and the design of user profiles all tend to emphasize rugged individuality, that lone wolf toiling away at a keyboard. But most of us don’t actually work that way. We’re…
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Community Manager (former)