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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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Director of Community Development (former)
background December 14, 2011

Come Here Often?

The holiday season is upon us, and as another year comes to an end, it is Stack Overflow Annual User Survey time again! So, take a break from wrapping gifts and come tell us about yourself. We promise it will only take a few minutes of your time. Of course, as the “annual” implies, we’ve…
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Director of Marketing (former)
background October 18, 2011

Welcome Valued Associate Peter Grace!

Peter Grace joins Stack Exchange as Sysadmin in the NYC Headquarters, expanding the System Administration team to 3 people.  George, Kyle and Pete are working hard to make sure our growing sites continue to make the internet a better place. Pete has been married to his lovely wife Kristy for eight years and they have…
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Director of Marketing (former)
background October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

I want to say a word about why we felt it was so important to honor Steve Jobs with a special system-wide message on Stack Overflow, a site for programmers, as well as our Apple-specific site, Ask Different. Remember, for a moment, the first Macintosh. A brilliant computer, but we programmers looked at it and…
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Co-founder & Chairman of the Board
background September 19, 2011

Android > iOS (And Other Statistics)

As you can imagine, we’re sitting on quite a bit of data here about programmers and the technologies they use.  We’ve used this for various things in the past (for instance, you can use your history on the site to promote yourself on Careers 2.0) but we’ve never done a deep dive into the data…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
background August 30, 2011

Welcome Valued Associate Demis Bellot

The NYC Headquarters of Stack Exchange welcomes Demis Bellot!  As a developer on the Careers 2.0 team, Demis is excited to work on a platform with a large and influential reach.  Demis is best known online as the creator of http://www.servicestack.net/ – An Open Source Mono and .NET Web Service Framework. An avid traveler, Demis…
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Director of Marketing (former)
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Welcome Valued Associate Kyle Cummings

Kyle Cummings joins the Careers Sales team as Associate Sales Representative in the NYC Headquarters.  In this role, Kyle is working to help our employer customers fill their open positions and grow the Careers 2.0 service.         Born and raised in Florida, Kyle is a third generation alumni from the University of Florida.…
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Director of Marketing (former)
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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Director of Community Development (former)
background July 14, 2011

How much should you pay developers?

We’re at that time of year where we go through everybody’s salary and makes sure it’s reasonable. We’re up to about a dozen in-house software developers, and we’d been paying them based on a compensation system developed by our cousins at Fog Creek, which is different enough from Stack Exchange that there was some chafing.…
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Co-founder & Chairman of the Board
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Welcome Valued Associate Susan Stewart

Stack Exchange is starting to look like a Ponzi scheme. You start by creating the world’s largest Q&A site for programming, from which you find and hire of the best programmers on the planet to work on expanding our network, so we can attract and hire from the best community of users, bar none. That’s…
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Director of Community Development (former)
background May 16, 2011

Stack Exchange Team at MIX 11

A big chunk of the Stack Exchange development team attended this year’s MIX conference. With tons of t-shirts and stickers in hand to give out, naturally! We managed to convince team members Sam Saffron (Australia) and Ben Dumke (Germany) to make the trek to Las Vegas for some, er, “teambuilding”. Even Jin, our designer in…
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Co-Founder (Former)