I have always loved contributing back to the developer community in any way I can. And that’s why I spend so much time open-sourcing projects, organizing developer conferences & hackathons, writing blog posts and even answering questions on StackOverflow.
This week I got a pleasant surprise when I noticed that I gained the highest possible privilege level on the site (i.e. access to private Stackoverflow analytics), after crossing 25,000 in reputation points.
Yep, you read that right! 25,000 points! With over 55+ questions, 180+ answers, 3500+ votes cast, 100+ edits and a reach of over 1.5 million people, it took me a long time getting here since I first created my profile back in July 2012. (Admittedly, I tried to game the system in the beginning, but was quickly caught and reprimanded – I’ve since focused on only asking questions for things I didn’t know, and answering them for which I did). Nothing says happiness like Fake Internet Points™; just look at this glorius graph showing my journey on the StackExchange network:
As a side note, I’m also currently fluctuating around the 10th position in the Top 100 users from Pakistan list on StackExchange Data. I hope that I would continue helping developers out in the future, using amazing platforms like StackOverflow!