Stack Overflow Gives Back 2016

It's hard to believe this has been a thing for eight years now. Every year since 2009, we've set aside this time of year to remember the people and the organizations who desperately need our help.

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Developers, Webmasters, and Ninjas: What’s in a Job Title?

Is there a difference between a “software engineer” and a “software developer”? How many years of experience do you need to be “senior,” or a “team lead”? Do people still call themselves “webmasters”? Does anyone actually describe themselves as a “rockstar” or “ninja”?

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Stack Overflow Podcast #97 - Where did you get that hat?!

Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #97 recorded Thursday, December 15 at the Stack Overflow Headquarters in NYC, home to the some of the crappiest airports in the western Hemisphere (Yup, Joel talks about travel in this episode). Today's show is brought to you by Mott St. Get anything that you want (really, anything) for only 99¢!

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It's Hat Season...Announcing Winter Bash 2016

Another year is rapidly coming to an end, which means it's time for some fun. Fun with hats! That's right, it's time for our annual event that brings joy to all and creates hat-fanatics everywhere... Winter Bash!

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You Can Now Play with Stack Overflow Data on Google’s BigQuery

If you’ve ever wanted to get a statistic about Stack Overflow or your favorite Stack Exchange site, you may have used our Stack Exchange Data Explorer, aka SEDE. (This is separate from our regular "data dumps" meant for researchers and others who want to work with large chunks of the content.) Launched in 2010, SEDE is a web tool you can use to share, query, and analyze the data from our network. It’s updated weekly with all our latest changes and additions, minus a few sensitive things like people’s email addresses and voting behavior.

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