podcast December 18, 2017

Podcast #122 – Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer, and Dasher, and Prancer, and Vixen

Welcome to the entirely too jolly holiday episode of the Stack Overflow Podcast, recorded Friday, December 15, 2017 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. On today’s island of misfit toys, we have EVP of Culture Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, Dir. of Community Ops and Mgmt Abby T. Mars, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, and me,…
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Welcome to the entirely too jolly holiday episode of the Stack Overflow Podcast, recorded Friday, December 15, 2017 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. On today’s island of misfit toys, we have EVP of Culture Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, Dir. of Community Ops and Mgmt Abby T. Mars, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, and me, Producer Jess Pardue.

We would like to thank our sponsor Oracle. Stack Overflow appreciates Oracle’s support for this podcast and for our community. Learn more about all the ways Oracle supports open source, java, and developers like you at oracle.com/developers.  

Today’s festivities include:

  • Elf on the Shelf: Fun addition to holiday cheer or nefarious North Pole spy?
  • Is the Santa myth hurting our children? News at 11.
  • Abby raves rants about Sonos, but their customer service is magic!
  • It’s hat season! We discuss the details of this year’s Winter Bash 2017, happening now on all Stack Exchange sites. This year’s theme: Greatest Hits Hats! How many hats can you earn before it comes to a close on January 2nd?
  • Abby Reads Nice Tweets! – To put a cap on this season’s ongoing discussion of “Making Stack Overflow a Better Place for Users” we discuss some of the things that we are focusing on right now in the community/engineering team (*cough cough* channels *cough*) and Abby reads tweets of appreciation from the community.
  • In the NEWS: Is this the end of Net Neutrality? And the new Imac Pro is available, so, yay?

This week’s Candy Cane Constitution question:

Eggnog? Is it delicious? Is it even food?

Post your thoughts to twitter using the hashtag #stackoverflowpodcast, with either PRO if you’re a fan of eggnog or CON if you give eggnog a big fat NOPE. The wittiest answer, whether on the winning or losing side will win a set of SO stickers.

Last week’s winner is Mordechai Zuber (@mordzuber). 

Congrats Mordechai, and thanks for listening! We’ll be back early next year. In the meantime, you can listen to our backlog HERE or keep up with us by following @stackpodcast on Twitter. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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