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Does SO have anybody who works in a senior position for software giants like Microsoft, Apple, Google, Adobe or Autodesk? It would be interesting to note!

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FWIW, lots of people with "real world experience" work for companies other than "software giants". In fact, a case could be made that since the majority of developers don't work for "software giants", those who have never worked outside of "software giants" are the ones who can be more accurately described as lacking "real world experience". – Dominic Rodger Sep 7 '09 at 14:59
downvoted for bad assumptions; details below – Steven A. Lowe Sep 7 '09 at 15:16
Agree with dominic, with the exception that from time to time on SO you'll actually get responses from someone who helped build the technology you're using. It's hard to beat that. – Joel Coehoorn Sep 7 '09 at 16:18
related:… – Helen Sep 7 '09 at 17:11
err... autodesk????? – skaffman Sep 7 '09 at 22:29
up vote 4 down vote accepted

On top of my head...

Jon Skeet, Eric Lippert, Scott Hanselman, Phil Haack, Miguel de Icaza

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I'm not senior in Google. – Jon Skeet Sep 7 '09 at 15:01
Jon, feel free to downvote. I'm not gonna change my answer ;) – xmm0 Sep 7 '09 at 15:02
I agree with the rest, so it's not worth downvoting. Although I don't know how senior Miguel is within Novell. (Clearly senior in the community!) – Jon Skeet Sep 7 '09 at 15:07
Neither do I. I don't care about the "business card role." Clearly, they are all high profile community members. – xmm0 Sep 7 '09 at 15:09
@Mehrdad: "Clearly, they are all high profile community members..." I agree with you, they are, but that was not the question. – OscarRyz Sep 7 '09 at 19:09
Oscar: ...and all of them work in "software giants." The only "unknown" here was their actual "title". Regardless of the string on their business card, they all do important stuff. That make them "senior" guys ;) – xmm0 Sep 7 '09 at 19:38

Bad Assumptions

This question has a presumption of authority coming from brand-name blindness, as Domonic pointed out.

Can Already Do These Things

All of the things you want to do can already be done, and the answers can come from anyone. May the best answer win.

Not Designed For That

There is no way in SO to direct or limit questions to specific people or groups such as Google Employees Only. Nor should there be.

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Couldn't have said it better myself! – John Rudy Sep 7 '09 at 15:30
Doesn't answer my Q. My points were simply wild ideas that I thought could be useful to others. – Jarvis Sep 7 '09 at 16:21
@[Jeremy Rudd]: ah but it does answer your Q; the answer is "Mu" [see] – Steven A. Lowe Sep 7 '09 at 21:00

I think Wil Shipley also has an account at StackOverflow.

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Alex Martelli has raced onto the front page recently..

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