Yearly Archives: 2015

culture July 9, 2015

Going From Mobile Back To The Web

Developers will generally agree that learning the latest and hottest set of technologies will help you advance your career and avoid getting left behind. In addition, most of us know that specialization in one technology stack triumphs shallow knowledge in many others. In this post, I’d like to share my more unusual — though not…
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Web Developer
design July 2, 2015

How We Built Our Blog

Yesterday, we announced the redesign of our blog and the addition of our engineering channel. This is the first post related to engineering detailing a walkthrough of what we’ve built, and what better than to blog about rebuilding our blog on our new blog? How meta. It started with an engineering blog A few months…
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Engineering Manager, Public Platform
company July 1, 2015

The New Stack Exchange Blog

Today, we’re proud to announce the new Stack Exchange blog, all shiny and new! It’s been six to eight weeks in the making and we’re really happy our community can finally see it. Here’s an overview of the major changes that we’ve made to the site: Channels The biggest change we’ve made is the introduction…
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Engineering Manager, Public Platform
Podcast Orange
podcast June 16, 2015

Podcast #65 – The Word Has Two Meanings, You See

Welcome to the Stack Exchange Podcast, episode #65, recorded Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Stack Exchange Headquarters in New York City. Today’s podcast is brought to you by the Association of Airline Mile Programs and hosted by the usual suspects. We’ll start off with the extremely important and community-relevant subject of why Joel hates frequent…
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Director of Community Management - Former
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community June 15, 2015

PIVOTing into a new career: please welcome Taryn Pratt, bluefooted Community Manager

Long-suffering readers may have noticed that, as we’ve expanded Stack Overflow into strange and exciting territories, we always start by hiring a new community manager. These intrepid souls act as emulsifiers, enabling and promoting communication between the company and the growing community. This role is just as critical for our 140+ English-language sites, where our…
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Community Manager (former)
community June 11, 2015

Welcome, Nicolas Chabanovsky and Stack Overflow in Russian!

Some time ago, we hired a Russian-speaking Community Manager named Nicolas Chabanovsky. He works remotely from St. Petersburg (we’re pretty sure it’s the one in Russia). In the past Nicolas was a software developer, and participated in the development of DLNA-stack at Motorola, webOS at LG Electronics and many other notable projects. What we found…
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Community Evangelist - Former
community June 4, 2015

Stack Overflow in Portugese: now with less beta!

If you can’t read the rest of this post, you’re probably not part of the Stack Overflow in Portuguese community. It’s a shame, because it’s a really good site! We built it because it’s not fair to expect everyone to speak every language, right? Exactly. So, the important thing is that the site is great, the community is…
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Community Manager
company May 27, 2015

Stack Overflow and Andela partner to provide education beyond borders

Jon is a web developer and heads up developer evangelism efforts at Stack Exchange. When I think about the impact that Stack Overflow has had on the world, it’s tempting for me to think about numbers: how many active users we have, how many questions are answered in a day, how many jobs get posted…
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Engineering Manager, Public Platform
diversity May 11, 2015

Podcast #64 – Diverse Hiring and a Cat Named Alan Turing

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast Episode #64, recorded in the podcast studio at Stack Exchange HQ in New York City, NY. Our podcast today is brought to you by string cheese! (It can be eaten by pulling strips from the cheese along its length and eating those strings.) Our hosts are Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton,…
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Director of Community Management - Former
community April 22, 2015

JNat and animuson: workin’ on ur problemz

The Community Team’s first and most important job is to help you, the users. Every day, we hang out on meta sites and in chat, watching to make sure that someone is working on your problems. Until very recently, community managers also fielded each and every request that came through our support ticketing system. (And…
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Director of Community Management - Former