The company I work on would like to be able to find good programmers through SO, but we couldn't find a way to filter users nearby. Is it possible?
You can go somewhere like the data explorer and write an sql query to filter users based on the location field.
Based on what I've seen in the StackQL logs, maybe something like this:
That'll get you 414 potential candidates.
How about having them support the site and place a job listing on careers.stackoverflow.com.