Robert Cartaino

company December 27, 2017

Stack Overflow Gives Back 2017

One of the most lasting gestures of philanthropy is when folks give so generously of their time and hard-earned knowledge so that others may benefit from their efforts. 2017 marked the year we saw Stack Overflow surpass 15 million questions and almost 4 million more across the network. But this year also marked another milestone…
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company December 21, 2016

Stack Overflow Gives Back 2016

It’s hard to believe this has been a thing for eight years now. Every year since 2009, we’ve set aside this time of year to remember the people and the organizations who desperately need our help. It started with Stack Overflow LLC when three employees and three sites decided to “give back” with some charitable…
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background December 23, 2015

Stack Overflow Gives Back 2015

It’s that time of year again — a time when we reach out beyond the Stack Exchange community to remember the organizations and people who desperately need our help. Each year, we set aside this time and offer to make a $100 donation to charity on behalf of each moderator representing their community. We’ve been doing this…
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background December 24, 2014

Stack Exchange Gives Back 2014

There are few things that make me more proud to be part of the Stack Exchange community than the outpouring of good will that comes during our “Giving Back” program. Each year we set this time aside to remember the organizations and people who need our help by offering to make a $100 donation to…
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background December 23, 2013

Stack Exchange Gives Back 2013

This is a time of year of traditions and celebrations — and we have a tradition at Stack Exchange where we set this time aside each year to give back to the groups and organizations that need our help. Each year, we reach out to our moderators and offer to make a $100 donation to…
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background December 21, 2012

Stack Exchange Gives Back 2012

2012 has come and gone, and we have accomplished many incredible things together. Our little corner of the Internet has changed the way people teach and share information with their peers. This has become a place to share the interests you are passionate about — a place to get better what you do, and you…
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community March 6, 2012

The New Stack Exchange Beta Theme

I wanted to give you a quick look at the new Stack Exchange Beta theme. Yes, we are retiring the familiar “Sketchy” theme and rolling out a more-polished and finished design for the beta sites. Raise the curtain, cue the trumpet fanfare… Alas, poor Sketchy… Over the course of the next few weeks, we will…
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background December 23, 2011

Stack Exchange Gives Back 2011

I’m sitting up late this evening trying to think of an inspirational way to end this year with some grandiloquent statement about our growth and the great job everyone has done this year. I don’t know; maybe it’s the glow of the Christmas tree behind me, or the eggnog recipe I’ve been experimenting with… but,…
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community December 5, 2011

Free Vote-Based Advertising Launches 1H 2012

For almost two years, we’ve reached out to our programmer communities to support open-source projects. Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open Source Projects It’s time once again to publicize your favorite open-source projects in need of programmer assistance. Every six months, we accept new submissions for free open-sourced advertising to be served in an ad slot…
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background August 10, 2011

Welcome Valued Associate Grace Note

You might know Grace as the moderator extraordinaire on our Gaming Stack Exchange. I appointed Grace to a pro tem moderator position nearly a year ago. I wasn’t an avid user of Gaming SE, but I was continually amazed how often Grace’s name kept popping up in our moderator chat room. Grace was quickly becoming The…
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area51 July 27, 2011

Does this site have a chance of succeeding?

Anytime you find yourself answering the same question over and over and over and over … blog post time. This is that blog post. This cycle has repeated itself on more sites than I can remember — When a new community approaches the end of their beta period, users start looking forward to graduation. So…
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