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My high school had only one computer science teacher. When she had a problem or question, she had no where to turn. I can't imagine how isolating and stressful that must have been.

cseducators.stackexchange.com is a Stack Exchange website for computer science educators to ask questions and share successful teaching techniques. It was in private beta until this week. Now everyone can access. If it

Are you an educator looking for advice about how to integrate Git into an introductory CS class? Maybe you need to find a better analogy to help a student that doesn't understand 0-indexing? How do you convince students that well-indented code is worth the effort? What's a good emergency lesson plan you can substitute if the computers are down?

These are the kind of questions that computer science educators have and they're getting help right now at cseducators.stackexchange.com! If you are an educator, check it out. If you aren't, please consider helping answer their questions.

Most CS education goes towards hardware and software purchases, leaving educators very little support to help them be better teachers. I hope that CSEducators helps to fill that gap.

I hope the traffic to this site is enough that the site graduates from Beta to become a real site. This could be very powerful.

P.S. If you would like to discuss the site itself, there is a separate site for that called cseducators.meta.stackexchange.com.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Stack Exchange, Inc.

My coworker did a bang-up job on this blog post. It explains a lot about how DNS works, how the Dyn DDOS attack worked (we missed it because we don't use Dyn), and the changes we made so that we'll avoid similar attacks when they come.

How Stack Overflow plans to survive the next DNS attack

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Stack Exchange, Inc.

Stack Exchange, Inc. is looking to hire a sysadmin/network admin/SRE/DevOps engineer that will focus on network-related projects. The position will work out of the NYC office, so you must be in NYC or be willing to relocate.

If 3 or more of these project sound like fun to you, contact us!

  • Automate Cisco LAN port configuration via Puppet
  • Make our site-to-site VPN more reliable
  • Tune NIC parameters for maximum performance / lowest latency
  • Lead the network design of our global datacenter network deployment strategy
  • Wrangle our BGP configurations for ease of updating and security
  • Establish operational procedures for when ISPs report they can't reach us

Sounds interesting? The full job advertisement and resume submission instructions are here: http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/47588/

This position will work on the same team that I'm on, the Stack Exchange SRE team.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Stack Exchange, Inc.

 
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