Crossing 25k Reputation on StackOverflow

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.

profile for Sheharyar on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites

profile for Sheharyar at Stack Overflow, Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers

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:

Reputation Graph

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!