Yearly Archives: 2015

company April 15, 2015

Two new user pages. One new stat. This one’s big.

In the time since we started working on the profile, generations of dinosaurs were born, fell in love, had families, and were killed by a comet. Or climate change, or maybe texting and driving or some nonsense like that. Anyway, as of today, it’s live on SO and about half the network, and we’ll be…
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EVP of Culture and Experience (former)
community April 7, 2015

Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2015: The Results

Every year we ask our users to tell us a little about themselves. This year we asked our users to tell us a lot. For 2 weeks in February 2015, we ran a 45 question survey. We asked where you live, what programming languages & frameworks you use, how much money you make, how much…
company March 25, 2015

Podcast #63 – The Plumber’s Up To 67 Coins

Welcome to the Stack Exchange Podcast Episode #63, recorded March 6, 2015 in front of a live-ish audience. Today’s podcast is brought to you by Cool Whip by Kraft Foods. A description for this result is not available because of this site’s robots.txt — learn more! Our hosts today are Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton, and…
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Director of Community Management - Former
company February 12, 2015

Education begins at home: Improving developer training in NYC

The core goal of Stack Exchange is education. Everything we build is geared toward helping people learn from one another — not just the nuts and bolts of their profession or passion, but the universal skills of how to better communicate and learn. As we’ve grown as a company, we’ve benefited from many resources to…
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Marketing (Former)
company February 4, 2015

Podcast #62 – Delete This Whole Episode

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #62, recorded live on January 20th–with a live studio audience (kinda)!. Today’s podcast was brought to you by the American Venture Capital Association. With you today are our hosts Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and Joel Spolsky. Let’s jump right in: we made a big announcement! Andreessen Horowitz has invested a pile of…
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Director of Community Management - Former
careers January 27, 2015

Targeted Jobs for Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow Careers was announced five years ago with a simple mission statement: We believe that every professional programmer should have a job they love To help you find a job you love, we need to match you with the right job at the right time. We do that by helping you create a profile…
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Director of Talent Product (former)
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company January 20, 2015

Andreessen Horowitz Invests in Stack Exchange

Stack Exchange Raises $40m Today Stack Exchange is pleased to announce that we have raised $40 million, mostly from Andreessen Horowitz. Everybody wants to know what we’re going to do with all that money. First of all, of course we’re going to gold-plate the Aeron chairs in the office. Then we’re going to upgrade the…
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Co-founder & Former Chairman of the Board
company January 16, 2015

Why We (Still) Believe in Private Offices

There was a time where it seemed like we barely even needed to talk about this: Joel had won the argument, the Internet agreed that private offices were the future, and only incompetent management (or a tight budget) was still putting developers in cubicle farms. A glorious future lay before us. The original Fog Creek…
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President and Chief Technology Officer (former)
community January 8, 2015

Stack Exchange Year in Review 2014

We – which is to say, you, the Stack Exchange community – had another great year in 2014. We cracked Quantcast’s top 50 networks in the US. We did this without posting celebrity gossip, top 10 lists, or cat pictures. We did it by creating artifacts: useful, canonical bits of information, edited, refined, and curated by…
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Engineering Manager (former)
community January 6, 2015

So long Winter Bash 2014

While testing hats before the start of Winter Bash 2014, a snowflake notification told me I’d earned the Treasure Hunter hat. After adjusting pirate paraphernalia to fit my head, I tried to remember what triggers this particular hat. As it happens, I’d just received a gold badge on Cooking that I would’ve totally ignored if…
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Community Manager (former)