After reading this old post on stack overflow meta. It seemed to indicate that employers might care about your stack overflow reputation/activity in their hiring process for developers. Admittedly, this post is nearly a decade old, but does some of the sentiment expressed there still apply today?
In my anecdotal experience as a developer, I have never been asked about my stack overflow reputation, and my employer(s) don't seem to care about it. I'm in Australia, but I'm interested to hear if other countries are different.
- Do employers care about stack overflow reputation?
- If so, how does a candidate's SO rep affect an employers perception of the candidate? (may even be negative)