The Stack Overflow Podcast
About This Show
Hosted by Joel Spolsky, Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and Ilana Yitzhaki, The Stack Overflow Podcast lets you listen in on discussions and decisions concerning the world's largest developer community. About Stack Overflow: Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. More than 50 million professional and aspiring programmers visit Stack Overflow each month to help solve coding problems, develop new skills, and find job opportunities.
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Podcast # 121 – Another Ducking Episode
Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast episode #121 recorded Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today's crew includes VP of Stack Overflow Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, SO Engineering Manager Matt Sherman, and me, Producer Jess. Joel is away getting fitted for gutter-drains and tap dancing shoes!
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This week's hijinks include:
Our Developer Story is Ben Kamens; longtime friend of the company and former VP of Engineering at Fog Creek and Khan Acadamy, where he was also the first employee. He joins us to chat about how he became interested in programming, some of his philosophies behind engineering management, and wanting to leave Khan Academy in order to work on building something that can help reduce the burdens of disease. He also may or may not have been responsible for the greatest desk-based prank ever, played on our very own David Fullerton. Disclaimer: Ben's also TOTALLY not Batman.
Here's the video of said greatest desk-based prank ever.
Jess, along with everyone else on iOS 11, are ranting about the Apple autocorrect bug.
We talk way too much about Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. (Can you really talk too much about it though? Shatner's hair is amazing!)
We discuss a new academic paper about How to Ask a Question on Stack Overflow.
We play another installment of Start Up or Shut Up. Does Jay come in last this time? Maaaaybe...
Today's Constitution Question comes from Stack Overflow SRE Manager Tom Limoncelli:
Khan (full name "Khan Noonien Singh") was the best villain on Star Trek:
Con: Not Khan
I'm sure there's nothing at all confusing about that. Post your thoughts to twitter using the hashtag #stackoverflowpodcast, with either PRO if you think Khan was the greatest Star Trek villain of all time or CON if you're more