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community January 10, 2018

Farewell, Winter Bash 2017!

Last week, we bid farewell to Winter Bash and packed our Greatest Hats back into their boxes. It’s always a little sad to see the hats get put away for the year, but I always like to soothe my sorrows by reminiscing. (It’s only been a week and I’m nostalgic already.) These hat shots came…
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Director of Community Management - Former
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code-for-a-living November 16, 2017

How Developers Can Build SQL Skills

First introduced in the early 1970s, SQL (Standardized Query Language) was initially used by IBM to maintain its database management system. Fast forward to today, and SQL is the standard language for most relational database management systems. It’s the fundamental programming language used to update, retrieve, and work with data, which is why virtually everybody…
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Engineering Manager
code-for-a-living May 8, 2017

Live + Work Anywhere With These Companies Hiring Now

Remote, relocation, visa sponsorship: these are some of the most highly coveted perks among developers today, and we’re proud to highlight the companies offering them and the jobs they’re hiring for right now. Smart businesses know that top development talent can come from anywhere. Rather than limiting themselves to their own local areas, these companies…
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Marketing (Former)
code-for-a-living April 11, 2017

Companies Hiring Python Developers Right Now

In our 2017 Developer Survey, Python overtook PHP in our ranking of popular technologies for the first time in five years, with 32% of respondents reporting they use Python in their work. It was also among the top 10 “Most Loved” technologies and it was the #1 technology developers reported wanting to use in their…
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Marketing (Former)
uncategorized November 18, 2011

Give a damn. Give lots of damns. More than anyone.

This is probably my favorite piece of advice from Alexis Ohanian, best known as the co-founder of Reddit. I attended a talk he gave a few days ago in NYC called “Making Something People Love,” which was advice for start-ups (founders, and by extension, their small, versatile staffs) based on Alexis’s experiences at Reddit, Hipmunk,…
uncategorized November 11, 2011

Gotta have a hook

(Alright, not a fishing hook or a Captain hook, but a “hook.” You’ll see what I mean.) One of our biggest outreach strategies has been to sponsor bloggers in the hopes of attracting some of their readers to Stack Exchange. The problem with that tactic is that most people will care way more about the…
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Community and Growth (Former)
uncategorized October 27, 2011

Stack Exchange – Bringing Writers and Fans Together!

Stack Exchange – Bringing Writers and Fans Together! If the dozen+ action figures on my desk here at StackHQ doesn’t give it away, I’m a pretty big comic book fan. Like, really big. Naturally I gravitated towards the Science Fiction & Fantasy site, where my abnormally high-levels of X-Men/Buffy/Star Wars adoration raise few-to-no eyebrows. I…
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Community Growth Specialist (Former)
uncategorized September 30, 2011

Minimum Viable Personality – we can has?

Words of wisdom from Fake Grimlock: CHICKEN LIVE IN CAGE. NO CAN HAVE PERSONALITY INSIDE CAGE. LAST STEP IS SMASH CAGE, LIGHT BARN ON FIRE. DO THAT, YOU WIN. Grimlock’s guest post on Fred Wilson’s blog is chock full of robo-monster speak goodness about the minimum viable personality of a company. This last step, quoted above,…