My name is Yonas Beshawred, Founder & CEO of StackShare (stackshare.io), a community of over one million developers that share tech stack decisions with each other. Some of the IH community is already familiar with us and has shared the tech stack they've used to build their companies (e.g. Image Charts) which I love seeing!
I started StackShare 8 years ago when I was trying to learn how to code because I found that there were thousands of different tools you could use to build apps but no way to figure what you should use. So I figured, why not just get everyone to share what they use with each other as a starting point? Turns out a lot of developers want to share what they use!
Fast forward to today, we just announced that we crossed the 1M developer mark and StackShare is now one of the largest dev communities on the Internet, with tons of active convos and sharing happening regularly. We make money primarily through our SaaS offering Private StackShare which helps companies automatically map out all the internal tech stacks being used across their engineering teams (via Git repo integration) and sends you updates whenever a developer adds or removes packages/tools, and even send you alerts for new versions and security vulnerabilities. Sort of like air-traffic control for your tech stacks.
StackShare started as a bootstrapped side project (using WordPress) back in 2013, we officially launched in 2014, and took on VC funding starting in 2015 so I'm happy to offer up any advice/learnings on that journey. But also happy to talk about building developer communities, tech stack decisions, and anything else you all want to chat about!