Stack Exchange Community Sites
Stack Exchange Scripts is a set of userscripts that’s designed to enhance the user experience of Stack Exchange sites by adding in features and linking to hidden ones. The project was started by Rebecca Chernoff, a developer who has since being hired by Stack Exchange Inc. as a full time community manager.
One of the most interesting features of the Stack Exchange sites is the regularly held community moderator elections, where users would nominate and elect members into moderator positions. This process fascinated me, and as a result I collaborated with another community member on Meta Stack Overflow to collect information and statistics about each of the moderator candidates.
What started out as a simple Excel spreadsheet quickly grew into a single page web application. By using the Stack Exchange API, the page loads up detailed information, statistics and recent activities by each of the candidates. The site is designed to supplement the original elections page on the site, and has proven to be a big enough hit that the Stack Exchange team now hosts it on their server. The page is also linked to from all current and future elections.