I noticed recently that StackOverflow seems to have two sites of its own, Stack Overflow Meta and Careers 2.0.

I'm guessing this Careers 2.0 is just a beta of Stack Overflow. Is there some reason we couldn't have another site along side EE-Meta? Maybe something to do with recent press releases or new items and such?

I guess the underlying question is how did the sub-beta site (such as careers 2.0) come into existence and could we do that?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Careers 2.0 is a job recruitment service for mainly programming jobs. From what I gather it's the main revenue source for Stack Exchange which is why they don't have to go crazy with ads on the site. \$\endgroup\$ – PeterJ Jul 31 '14 at 0:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ Is there any reason we couldn't do something like that for Electrical Engineering? \$\endgroup\$ – Funkyguy Jul 31 '14 at 0:41
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    \$\begingroup\$ I guess it would be a matter if they thought EE job placement was worthwhile. Stack Overflow has a much larger user base and I believe the service costs a fair bit for employers to use, it's more for full-time careers not "could someone prototype this for $5k" type listings. There are quite a few embedded jobs listed, and there's probably no reason an employer couldn't advertise an EE hardware job just they don't really target that market. \$\endgroup\$ – PeterJ Jul 31 '14 at 0:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ That makes sense \$\endgroup\$ – Funkyguy Jul 31 '14 at 0:55

Careers 2.0 is not particularly linked to SO. It's invitation-only from Stack Exchange central. I don't know the algorithms for how they choose people to invite, though. I received one, but haven't chosen to participate.

We already have a meta site, and you're on it.

Some SE sites have their own blogs, but I don't know much about that. It doesn't feel like that would work particularly well with EESE to me, but I can't really say why.

  • \$\begingroup\$ This pretty well sums it up. Just one note though is you can request an invite which I did not that I've used much. There was a question a while back about adding an EE account to Careers and I just checked and that person doesn't have any SE account with over 200 rep, so presumably the bar is relatively low and it's mainly to stop trolls / sockpuppets signing up. \$\endgroup\$ – PeterJ Aug 1 '14 at 10:10

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