Kyle Pollard

  • @kylejrp
  • Software Developer, Stack Overflow
  • he/him
  • British Columbia, Canada
Working on the Public Platform team at Stack Overflow remotely from beautiful British Columbia, Canad...  
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2021

Jun 21, 2021
Jun 21, 2021
Earned Certification
I became a Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster! I took a training course with Agile Mentors last week and learned how to do Scrum the right way 🙌

https://bcert.me/sxhhxcssh
Software Developer, Stack Overflow
Jun 11, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Shipped a product
We wrapped up a project that makes it easier for our community managers to run moderator elections on our Stack Exchange sites. While these changes don't impact users directly, it frees up a lot of time for our community managers, letting them accomplish more.

https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/366408/718314
Software Developer, Stack Overflow
Apr 30, 2021
Apr 30, 2021
Spoke at an event
I gave an internal engineering technology talk about Blazor, a .NET feature for building client-side interactive websites in C#.
Apr 23, 2021
Apr 23, 2021
Recorded a video
I recorded a marketing video for our Stack Overflow for Teams product where I explained how it helps me in my day-to-day engineering job at Stack Overflow. This was the first time I've helped record a video like this before!


https://stackoverflowsolutions.com/teams/how-engineering-sparks-ingenuity
Software Developer, Stack Overflow
Apr 20, 2021
Apr 20, 2021
Spoke on a podcast
Pranked people
I got to talk about the April Fools prank at Stack Overflow on the podcast! I explained how I developed the prank and was joined by Cassidy Williams who explained how the physical keyboard was built. I got to reveal the astonishing fact that 1 in 4 visitors copy from Stack Overflow. It was a ton of fun!

https://stackoverflow.blog/2021/04/20/podcast-331-one-in-four-visitors-to-stack-overflow-copies-code/
Software Developer, Stack Overflow
Apr 01, 2021
Apr 01, 2021
Shipped a product
Pranked people
I pranked millions of Stack Overflow users with our prank - a paywall on copying from Stack Overflow! When users tried to copy from a question or an answer, they would get a prompt that they only had two copies remaining. If they clicked into the warning, they'd see a marketing popup for "The Key" by Stack Overflow - a keyboard that you could only copy and paste with given it only had the keys `Ctrl`, `C`, and `V`

The prank was immensely successful and a lot of fun. It was amazing seeing all of the reactions on Stack Overflow, Twitter, and Reddit.

https://stackoverflow.blog/2021/03/31/the-key-copy-paste/
Software Developer, Stack Overflow
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