I wasn’t a reader growing up. By reading, I mean the books assigned in English Literature. It’s fair to say I was more an avid reader of Cliff Notes. If … Continue reading To Kill a Community
Not everyone will participate, here’s how to build an engaged community When I moved to San Francisco early in my career to pursue my Dot Com 1.0 Internet millionaire dreams, … Continue reading Motivation and Online Communities
The “rule” of online community participation is not so cut and dry Do you use Twitter? That question might depend on what you consider “using”? When Twitter started, I thought it … Continue reading The 90–9–1 Rule of Communities
You may have heard the saying “the customer is always right”. Companies that embrace this ideal can exhibit some weird behaviors. For example, the salesperson at a luxury store that … Continue reading Do This One Thing To Improve the Developer Experience
Could going open source lead to a life of crime? Are open source projects a gateway drug for becoming a full blown gangster? Listening to the story of Paul Le … Continue reading To Open Source Or Not
Most people don’t know I grew up in Brooklyn. Not the gentrified one with gourmet mayonnaise stores, but the one more reminiscent of James Buchanan High School. So when the … Continue reading DevOps Makes the Money
It is with some shock and a tinge of sadness that I announce that Microsoft is buying Stack Overflow*. I know many of you asked whether Stack Overflow would ever … Continue reading Goodbye Software Joel
You never know where inspiration may arise from. Take this quote for example. “Don’t let nightmares get in the way of infinity.” This is one of the more inspiring quotes … Continue reading Everyone Develops!
In one of the more memorable scenes in the show Silicon Valley, Jared Dunn of the Pied Piper team notices a whiteboard with startup ideas. The common thread? They start … Continue reading The New Stack Overflow
You know the end of the year drill. Tis the season of self-indulgent, navel gazing retrospectives! But hopefully this one is a bit more useful and interesting for you. Since … Continue reading Reflecting on 2018 at Stack Overflow
I always enjoy my trips to Singapore, meeting with many awesome people to discuss the local developer community & culture. I learned quite a bit during my stay that has … Continue reading Singapore Loves Code!
There was a song by 80’s band the Pixies that had this intriguing line that went like this (condensed for simplicity): if man is five, then the devil is six, … Continue reading How To Ask Great Questions