Welcome to stack exchange podcast 50, featuring usual suspects joel spolsky, jay hanlon, and david fullerton, plus special guest shog9 aka nine shogsshogging.And remember, today podcast is sponsored by the house of lords, bringing you excellent laws, 100% free!
This is podcast 50 sort of.It the 50th podcast since we switched from the stack overflow podcast to the stack exchange podcast, but we celebrate anyway.
Our most recent blog posthad an instruction in the title, and 80 people bothered to do so.Apparently, our blog post titles have power.We probably promise only to use it for good.
Site milestones, featuring jaydles.Since our last podcast, we have launchedspace exploration.As of this recording it in private beta, but it may be public by the time of publishing.The activity level is very good 150 questions in the first few days.136 of them are even open! (Amusingly, the proposal faced some promotional setbacks during the area 51 process. )
New features.We redesigned two small but important pages:Thebadges pageand theprivileges page, which used to be extremely confusing.We also fulfilled anancient [feature request] you can now retract close votes.
Jon ericson is the newest member of the community team, and since community managers have lots of direct interaction with the community we like to introduce them personally.He a top user onbiblical hermeneuticsand we are happy to have him on board.
Reason 48923 towork at stack exchange:We now have two private chefs working for us.They are awesome.
Also, todayis the rollout of our custom beer pong table.Blame jay and michael.
What is there that left to say about closing?We made some changes to closing.It close to our hearts because a)We hate fun, and b)The whole reason that people like us(And also hate us)Is because we close all the crap.But people don way about closing.So we needed to learn to close less hatefully.
Enter:The war of the closes.Jay walks us through what changed.Including michael kors bags cheap statistics!And buckets!
So why do we have to close questions at all?Joel has the answer!Because otherwise we would be like yahoo!Answers.Joel walks us through the history of programming questions, from the dark days.It takes a while.Get comfortable.
Mike was born and raised, and currently resides, in the garden state of new jersey.He recently finished a long journey as a part time student at rutgers newark with a concentration in chemistry.He never wanted to join the world of research but just michael kors bags outlet online uk had a knack for the hard sciences.He put himself through school as a hair stylist in hoboken, nj, and is always available for hair advice.In his free time, he likes to workout, go to the beach, snowboard, and cause trouble in nyc.He is booking a holiday to london for early september and doing his second training in denver so hopefully will be able to meet the whole team shortly.
Tom limoncelli, system administrator, new york
Tom has traveled around the world but has always lived in the nyc area.He grew up, went to college, and lives in new jersey.While on his daily train commute he listens to podcasts on a variety of topicsinclude politics, media, economics and technology.He excited to join stack sre team!David grew up in the sunny and pink city, toulouse(Southwest of france), and spent his teenage years on a tiny South Pacific island called Wallis(Need a map?All right it is close to australia new caledonia).He traveled all around the world and started his career in beijing, where he became a chopstick master.He enjoys traveling, tasting all kind of food(Scorpions in china, kind of crunchy), photography, sketching, and listening old school hip hop, jazz, and the band Ratatat.He spent most of his career as a systems programmer, which led him to the philippines to work with his overseas counterparts.He ended up staying, having a family, and working remotely ever since.He joined stack overflow shortly after the beta, and after his second year of being a community elected moderator, he decided that community management was what he really wanted to be doing.Where once he was a programmer for a living and a community manager as a hobby, he now a community manager for a living and a programmer as a hobby.Monika also enjoys snowboarding, traveling, playing darts, and high kicking(Yes, that right high kicking).