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Farewell Stack Exchange


Stack Overflow and other associated Stack Exchange sites have been a boon for N00B programmers. The steep learning curve is no more a challenge, thanks to Stack Overflow.

Thank You for your contribution in making a difference to our lives.

Good luck with your future endeavors.


You did what you set out to do. You made the Internet better. Congratulations on the new additions to your family, and a big thank you from all of us programmers who have benefited from your hard work on Stack Overflow.


What will happen to the podcast ?


Thanks ! Stackoverflow is great :wink:


If you are having trouble finding a job, you can go here - http://careers.stackoverflow.com/ !!!

Well done on everything you have done and good luck with the future and what ever it brings! :slight_smile:


Awesome! Congrats, God Bless, and Best Wishes! Thanks for the contributions that make development a bit easier, fun, and social than it was before. Enjoy your family!


It takes a big person to recognize their limitations and do the right thing in the face of them. It took me a long time to dial my participation back to a reasonable level so I can imagine how hard it would be given your passion to do the same. Thanks for the example of putting what is truly important first. If you’re ever back in Iowa City, look me up and we’ll have a beer and swap some stories. I’m sure yours will be more interesting.


Good luck in your “best project”, Jeff


I commend you sir! You are doing the right thing. I too have chosen a similar path. When I chose to have kids, I also chose them as my priority.


Thanks Jeff,

You always inspired me by breaking away from the safety of corporate life and setting up Stack.

You have inspired me even more by doing the human thing, something you will never regret, live long and grow strong.



Thank you,

Thank you. Thank you for stackoverflow and the stackexchange family. Keep up the good work and don’t stop blogging.


Good luck in the future, I’ll keep my eye’s out for the parenthorror.com blog.


Bravo Jeff, I am totally with you on this move. Thank you so very much for helping to bring about a fantastic resource that I rely on every day to get real things done.


Thank you for your post sir. One of the best I have ever read. Thank you the most for your COURAGE. That what it takes to do what you did and it inspired me to stay religious on my mission also of taking care of my two young daughters. Hats off to a class act…


Thank you for SO and SE in general! Enjoy being with your family and when the time comes good luck with your new endeavors.



I made the same decision over a decade ago, to forgo an intensely competitive academic career to spend more time with my young family. My kids are now grown up and my job as a father is done, and I feel like I’ve enjoyed a level and kind of success that my more career-oriented peers can’t even imagine (if they could, they’d be pursuing it!)

There are all kinds of alternative opportunities once we open our eyes to them: I ended up founding and running a scientific consulting company that let me earn a good living and spend far more time with my kids than any conventional career.

Best of luck!


Jeff, Very admirable and wise thing to do. Many have missed this unfortunately and I think you’re spot on. Thanks for all you’ve done for Stack Exchange, especially SO. Please keep up the blogging if possible. Your blogs are entertaining and informative. I always look forward to them.


You will be missed Jeff and Thanks for your immense contribution on helping programmers and developers.


Jeff, shouldn’t you let the 10% of the meta users decide this?


Scott, For over half a decade now you have been one of my modern day heroes. For your earnestness, clarity of mission and outstanding results. This act deepens my admiration of you and your life’s work. Thank you.