I would be interested to read a series of interviews with remarkable community contributors.
- an example of stuff like that is interviews series at Super User blog (thanks to Sathya for the reference)*
What is it about Stack Exchange that makes you keep coming back to the sites?
The simplicity. A question gets asked, a question gets answered. That’s it. No fancy graphics, no chit-chat, no friend invitations and no private messages. It’s just that. And of course the community, the people. You can bet that someone will make a funny comment which will make you laugh.
- How long have you been working in the IT business?
- Describe some major projects?
- How did you get into programming?
- What is your favorite programming language / technology / framework / tool? Why? How come?
- What areas of programming have you specialized in?
- How long have you been involved in the Stack Exchange? What do you like about being a participant? What don't you like? What works? What doesn't?
- Are you involved in any open-source projects? And what is your view of open-source?
- How about your spare time? What are you up to outside of work?
- What's next for you?
- What would be your advice to newbie users at Stack Exchange?
- What is your favorite Jon Skeet fact?
*quote from interview with Bobby
**example questions -- mostly derived from series of interviews with contributors at another developer community