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Our newest team members: Diandra, Robert, Adam, Nicole and Casey!

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re growing pretty quickly over here at Stack Exchange. But just because they’re last doesn’t mean they’re least – so say hello to our newest hires! Diandra Partridge, Office Manager Denver Diandra steps in as the office manager for our new Denver hub. A graduate of Amherst College, Diandra is happy to…
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Marketing (Former)
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background August 2, 2012

Stack Exchange: now 60 Valued Associates strong!

Holy smokes… It’s been over three and a half years since Jeff recruited Valued Associate #00002 to work full-time on building Stack Overflow. In that time, a lot has changed. Jeff’s moved on to teasing us with his next project, Jarrod’s gone from spending his days knee-deep in code to managing the Core dev team…
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Community Manager (former)
area51 April 25, 2012

When a Site Grows Quiet

In the lifecycle of a Stack Exchange site, we’ve long held the philosophy that “it takes as long as it takes” to build a sustainable community: How long can a site stay in beta? The simple answer is, it takes as long as it takes. We’ll wait. If a site needs more activity, go out…
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Community Manager (former)
background March 22, 2012

Respect the community – your own, and others’

In “Why Can’t You Have Just One Site?” Jeff wrote about the rationale for creating three sites instead of one, and the process for determining where a question belongs: Is it really so hard to figure out which community you belong to, and thus, where your question belongs? Ask yourself this: what is your job…
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Community Manager (former)
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Reputation and Historical Archives

If you’ve been around Meta Stack Overflow the past few days, you’ve seen a fair bit of conversation sparked by the recent changes to how reputation is calculated: To be clear: reputation values are not changing, every action in the system is still worth the same amount. Here’s what will be different: Your reputation will be correct at…
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Community Manager (former)
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Enterprise vs Consumer: Product Development at Careers 2.0

A few months ago I joined as a developer on the Careers 2.0 team – this is my story of bringing Careers 2.0’s new Apply button to fruition. Or, what happens when an Enterprise boy meets a Consumer Product Development company and gets exposed to how things are done on the other side. One of…
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Web Developer (Former)
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Stack Exchange Open Source Projects

While we decided a long time ago that we wouldn’t be open-sourcing the core Stack Exchange Q&A engine, we do try very hard to open source as many useful parts of our code as we can. As Stack Overflow is one of the most prominent Microsoft .NET-created sites for software developers in the world, we…
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Co-Founder (Former)
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2012 Stack Overflow User Survey Results

In December 2011, we launched the 3rd ever Stack Overflow Annual User Survey to measure changes in user demographics and trends from last year.  First, a big thank you to everyone who participated, and now on to the results! View the survey results Demographics Let’s start off with some basic demographics: the majority (50.3%) of…
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Director of Marketing (former)
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Welcome Valued Associates Anna, Rachel, CarleeJean and Charles!

Anna Lear is joining the Stack Exchange Team as a Community Manager working remotely from Ontario Canada. Many of you may know or recognize her from her role as a Programmers moderator, and – most recently – Stack Overflow moderator. Anna is a software developer and a longtime SO user. In her spare time she…
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Director of Marketing (former)
background December 23, 2011

Earned a Stack Overflow gold badge” Badges!

After much anticipation, we are happy to announce that our friends at Nerd Merit Badges have created a Stack Overflow GOLD Badge. That’s right: If you’ve earned one of our virtual gold badges on Stack Overflow, you’ve put a lot of work into doing something awesome. We give you flair so you can direct people around the Internet to your profile…