Yearly Archives: 2015

company September 15, 2015

We’re Changing Our Name (Back) to Stack Overflow

We are Stack Overflow You may know us from such popular websites as Stack Overflow Q&A, Stack Overflow Careers, The Stack Exchange Q&A Network, and most of your Google search results. tl;dr – We’re changing our company name. Here’s what’s changing: As of today, our company will be known as Stack Overflow. Our logo is…
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EVP of Culture and Experience (former)
company September 3, 2015

Stack Spotlight: Aurélien Gasser

Stack Overflow currently has three offices in New York, London, and Denver. In addition, for many of our teams and job openings, we also offer remote work. As of our last estimation, 20% of our employees work remotely from around the world. One developer who is included in that 20% is Aurélien Gasser, who works…
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Marketing (Former)
Podcast Orange
podcast August 25, 2015

Podcast #67 – Anil Dash and the Firehose of Nerd-dom

Welcome to Stack Exchange podcast episode #67, recorded live from Stack Exchange HQ in NYC on August 11, 2015. Today’s podcast is brought to you by the Stockwell Garage, a Grade II* Listed Building since 1988. Joining us on today’s podcast are Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, host Joel Spolsky — and special guest Anil Dash…
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Director of Community Management - Former
engineering August 21, 2015

A Better Syntax for Scheduled Tasks

There are lots of domain-specific languages for schedules. The most prominent might be Cron (for *nix scheduled tasks), but there’s also RRULE (for iCalendar events) and many others. Cron isn’t exactly what I’d call human-friendly. Can you tell me what 10 8,20 * 8 1-5 means if you don’t use Cron often? Some DSLs go…
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Developer (former)
company August 21, 2015

Welcome, Juan Garza, and Stack Overflow En Español!

Juan is the most recent addition to our team of internationally-oriented community managers that focus on bringing Stack Overflow to large groups of developers that aren’t being served as well as they should be by Stack Overflow in English. Juan started his professional journey as an Engineering Major in college, and realized that it wasn’t…
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Community Evangelist - Former
company August 13, 2015

Stack Spotlight: Bethany Marzewski

Each month we’ll be featuring a short interview with one of our very own employees here at Stack Overflow. You’ll learn how they came to Stack Overflow, what projects they’re currently working on, and why they love working here. First up is our Marketing Manager, Customer Happiness Bethany Marzewski. Name: Bethany Marzewski Job Title: Marketing…
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Marketing (Former)
engineering August 7, 2015

Developer Turned Manager

In February of 2015, I was promoted to Engineering Manager at Stack Overflow. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. There are tons of things I’ve learned so far, some of which I’ve learned the hard way. There’s also a world of difference between managing…
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Engineering Manager
podcast blue
podcast August 3, 2015

Podcast #66 – Thank You For Saying Words To Us

Welcome to Stack Exchange podcast episode #66, recorded live at Stack Exchange HQ in New York, NY on July 7, 2015. Today’s podcast is brought to you by The Association of Ex-Fog Creek Summer Interns (AEFCSI). Today’s show is hosted by the usual suspects Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and Joel Spolsky, plus ex post facto…
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Director of Community Management - Former
engineering July 29, 2015

“Why Are There So Many Programming Languages?”

I was asked this question twice in the past week, by colleagues who work with our clients. It sounds like a dumb question, but it’s not. The short answer is that we don’t need so many languages, but we want them. Let’s explore this further. Aren’t they all the same? In a sense, yes. You…
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Engineering Manager (former)
engineering July 23, 2015

Announcing StackExchange.Precompilation

One of the main guidelines at Stack Exchange is that we are open by default. So, I’m excited to announce that we’re open-sourcing StackExchange.Precompilation, a tool to help you bring faster pre-compile times and Roslyn (DNX inspired) goodies to your old ASP.NET MVC 5 project. What does it do, you ask? It replaces the C#…
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Principal Software Developer