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background January 17, 2011

Welcome Valued Associate Nick Larsen

2011 is starting off with a bang! I’m excited to announce that Nick Larsen has joined the Stack Overflow team in our NYC headquarters. Nick relocated from Atlanta, GA with his lovely wife Mary Paige, a graphic designer, and their rescued dachshund Maddy, a nap enthusiast. They’re settling into their new apartment on the Upper…
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Director of Marketing (former)
background January 11, 2011

Survey Says

In December we launched the Stack Overflow Annual User Survey in order to measure the user demographics that Google Analytics can’t provide us with. Finding out the user demographics became necessary due to the growth that Stack Overflow had in 2010. Of the 2,813 surveys started, 2,532 were completed, for a completion rate of 90%!…
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Director of Marketing (former)
background January 4, 2011

Welcome Valued Associate Nick Craver

I’m pleased to announce that we’re kicking off 2011 with some new blood on the team, starting with Nick Craver. Nick will be working remotely for us from North Carolina. Nick is an old friend of Jarrod Dixon, so he comes highly recommended. Jarrod always told me how great Nick was, and although I implicitly…
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Co-Founder (Former)
background January 4, 2011

Welcome Valued Associate Rebecca Chernoff

I’m pleased to announce that we’re kicking off 2011 with even more new blood on the team, including Rebecca Chernoff. Rebecca will be working remotely for us from Missouri, in a hybrid role of technical evangelist and community coordinator. If you’ve spent any time at all on our network — and in particular on our…
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Co-Founder (Former)
background December 25, 2010

Stack Overflow Gives Back 2010

In 2009, Stack Overflow LLC had three employees, and three primary sites — Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and Super User. Plus our careers site at careers.stackoverflow.com In 2010, we incorporated as Stack Overflow Internet Services with venture capital funding. We also grew to twenty-four employees, and 38 primary sites (of which, to be fair, 19…
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Co-Founder (Former)
background December 15, 2010

Stack Overflow 2010 Analytics

As we approach the end of the year, I thought I’d roll up some statistics that people occasionally ask about. As a baseline — per Quantcast, the Stack Exchange Network is ranked #364 in overall USA network traffic, and Stack Overflow itself is ranked #598. These numbers are from Google Analytics for the period of…
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Co-Founder (Former)
background November 1, 2010

Rovio: Or, How to Annoy Your Coworkers From 2,800 Miles Away

I’m a big fan of annoying my coworkers. Problem is, I don’t have any coworkers because I work remotely from home. An impossible conundrum. Or is it? Enter Rovio, the wi-fi enabled robotic WebCam. Rovio got mixed reviews, but we decided to give it a shot anyway. You control Rovio through a web browser interface,…
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Co-Founder (Former)
background September 1, 2010

What Happens When You Reach 200k Reputation?

Have you ever wondered what happens when you reach 200,000 reputation? Just ask Jon Skeet. Apparently, what happens is … you get a painting of unicorns, signed by us, dedicated to you. Estimated value? Priceless! Joel and I actually sat down with Mr. Skeet himself to record Stack Overflow podcast #72 during the London leg…
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Co-Founder (Former)
background July 13, 2010

Domain Names

Let’s say, just hypothetically, that you wanted to learn how to bake a cake. So you go to the bookstore and you have a choice of two books. There’s a generic yellow book that is part of a series: And there’s another book that stands by itself… it doesn’t look like a part of a…
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Co-founder & Former Chairman of the Board
background June 25, 2010

Welcome Stack Overflow Valued Associate #00008

I’d like to introduce Stack Overflow Valued Associate #00008 — Sam Saffron. Sam is from Australia, yes, that Australia, but I’ve forgiven the continent. Well, mostly. Sam, in addition to being an avid participant on Stack Overflow and Meta Stack Overflow, has been busy building stuff. His Media Browser is an open source plugin for…
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Co-Founder (Former)