Wednesday, May 29, 2013

There's now an academic Stack Exchange

This morning I was pleased to come across Academia Stack Exchange. Stack Exchange is a network of web forums for collecting crowd-sourced answers to questions. I believe that it originally came from Stack Overflow, a Q&A web forum for programming, and has expanded since.

I hope that such a site will provide academics answers to questions that they just can't find in other places. Academia can be frustrating because there's a large disconnect between people at different levels: post-docs don't understand graduate students, graduate students don't understand faculty, and faculty are just plain space cadets... just kidding about that last one :)

In all seriousness though, I'm glad to see such a support site and I hope to make good use of it.