community April 24, 2020

Podcast 229: Jokes On Us

Tune in for part two of our conversation with Adam Lear and Jon Chan, Stack Overflow developers working on our public sites and community tools.
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This is part two of our conversation with Jon Chan and Adam Lear, two developers from our community. They work on all aspects of our public facing Q&A sites, as well as tools for our users and moderators. If you’ve ever been curious about how we build things inside Stack, and how we decide what to build, this episode is for you.

In this episode, we pay our respects to John Conway, a legendary mathematician known for the Game of Life and Surreal Numbers. Our MathOverflow community paid respects to some of his lesser known results.

Jon and Adam give us a rundown of some of their favorite April Fools projects from the past, many of which they helped build. Adam has a soft spot for Unikong, which you can still play here, while Jon is more of a rubber duck man.

Don’t forget to check out DevAroundTheSun for ways tech folks can support those impacted by COVID-19.

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