Who is Stack Exchange?
Stack Exchange is a growing network of individual communities, each dedicated to serving experts in a specific field. We build libraries of high-quality questions and answers, focused on each community’s area of expertise.
From programmers sharing answers on parsing HTML, to researchers seeking solutions to combinatorial problems, to photographers exposing lighting techniques, our communities are built by and for those best able to define them: the experts and enthusiasts.
How does it work?
The sites are free and open to everyone – you can ask or answer questions without even bothering to register. Better yet, you have access to the full archive of existing questions and answers – again, without needing to give up so much as an email address
Of course, all this information is worthless if you can’t find the answer you need. So we empower our communities to curate it:
When someone asks a question on a Stack Exchange site, the community reviews, revises, and proposes answers to it.
Answers are rated and ranked by the rest of the community. Members also vote for questions they find useful, or against those they see as unclear or unproductive. The more votes, the more visibility – so when you search, you get the best answer to the best question.
Questions and answers can be edited by other members, Wikipedia-style. This lets the community continue to polish and update content even when the original authors aren’t available.
Where did Stack Exchange came from?
In 2008, Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky created a site called Stack Overflow and brought together millions of computer programmers from around the world to help each other with detailed technical questions. That site was a phenomenal success, so, after securing a $6 million investment from Union Square Ventures, they created the Stack Exchange Network and started launching new sites in August of 2010. There are now 91 separate sites and over 51 million monthly unique visitors (as of August, 2012) –and growing!
Opportunities with Stack Exchange available?
Stack Exchange will be speaking to job-seekers at the NYC TechStartupJobs fair. If you’re interested in a career with an exciting startup and feel you’re suitable for any of the roles listed below make sure you get a ticket whilst they’re still available.
• Stack Overflow Careers Developer
• Account Executive – Careers 2.0
• Sales Representative – Inside Sales – Careers 2.0
About TechStartupJobs Fair:
November is the month when the world’s biggest Startup Jobs Fair comes to NYC to help startups in New York recruit the very best talent.
There’s been an exciting rise of Startups in New York, their rapid growth and success stories indicates that NYC could be the next Silicon Valley, hence many Techies are now calling New York Home. There are hundreds of successful, innovative and fast-growing tech startups based in New York looking to to hire the very best talent. Whether you’ve already worked in a startup or want to find out more about the exciting opportunities on offer in this scene, the TechStartupJobs Fair is the best way to connect with potential employers.
Remember to use the hashtag #TechStartupJobs Fair to get yourself heard!
About Techmeetups & TechStartupJobs:
TechStartupJobs is a subsidiary of TechMeetups which has been setup to create a global network of Tech communities from San Francisco to Sydney. We believe that Tech communities are isolated and great things can be achieved if we connect within our cities and outside our borders. Our goal is to create a global Tech cluster of over 50 inter-connected Tech communities by 2013.
Membership to our communities is free and anyone thinking about doing their own Startup and wanting to bounce ideas off each other, meet potential partners or investors in their city or even connect with like minded individuals in other parts of the world are welcome to join our groups! TechMeetups is all about YOU so come along, join us and lets connect to form a truly global tech community!