Yearly Archives: 2015

background December 23, 2015

Stack Overflow Gives Back 2015

It’s that time of year again — a time when we reach out beyond the Stack Exchange community to remember the organizations and people who desperately need our help. Each year, we set aside this time and offer to make a $100 donation to charity on behalf of each moderator representing their community. We’ve been doing this…
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Director of Community Development (former)
community December 21, 2015

Bringing Jobs to Stack Overflow

TL;DR: We believe that all programmers need and deserve jobs they love. Last week, we added a Jobs tab to Stack Overflow in order to help you do just that. What’s changed? You’ll no longer need to login to a separate account on a separate site in order to use Stack Overflow Jobs. This means…
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Community Design Lead
community December 14, 2015

Announcing Winter Bash 2015

Another calendar year is ending, which can mean only one thing. It’s time once again for the event that brings joy to all (with a slight helping of dismay for our friends in the southern hemisphere1): Winter Bash! Starting now and going until the end of the day on Jan. 3, 2016, you’ll once again…
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Community Manager (Former)
engineering November 24, 2015

How to Be Awesome (Part 2)

How do you describe yourself to potential employers? Many developers get this terribly wrong. In part 1 of this blog post I talked about getting a better job by building awesome stuff. In this part, I’ll talk about how to communicate your awesomeness. Write for humans Applying for a job normally involves writing a cover…
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Developer (Former)
podcast November 18, 2015

Podcast #69 – It’s Too Rainy For A Parade

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast episode #69, brought to you by The Lake Erie Soda Water Company. Your host is Joel Spolsky, joined by First Deputy of Community And So Forth Jay Hanlon and Lord High King of Nerds David Fullerton. Fortunately, the beer arrived shortly after the podcast began, so this one should be…
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Director of Community Management - Former
engineering November 12, 2015

How To Target Job Listings Effectively

We recently launched a page that shows developers hitting Stack Overflow in real time. Over the past year, we’ve invested a lot in building our advanced targeting technology, and we’re excited to show the benefit of targeting job listings on Stack Overflow versus other platforms. For hiring developers or for developers looking for jobs, we’re…
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Principal Data Engineer
company November 11, 2015

How We Talk About Diversity at Stack Overflow

We have a Diversity and Inclusion Panel (DIP) at Stack Overflow — you may have read about it in Donna’s post on Why Stack Overflow is a Good Workplace for Women. It’s a grassroots, employee-driven group with volunteers from different departments with varying levels of seniority. We’ve been working hard to make our company one…
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Executive Assistant (former)
design November 10, 2015

Updating Stack Overflow

At Stack Overflow, we’re committed to making the internet a better place for every single developer. Over the last year, the design team has been working on how we could support that goal by eliminating unnecessary visual, experience, and interactive inconsistencies that exist throughout Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange. Examples of these efforts include updating…
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Senior Product Designer (former)
company October 6, 2015

Beyond Coding Recap: Helping Emerging Developers Launch Careers

This summer Stack Overflow, together with a host of NYC-based tech companies, created Beyond Coding, a 10 week program for emerging developers and designers. We sought to guide students through the finer points of professional “soft” skills in order to help those lacking experience gain a foothold in the technical job market. Having no idea…
engineering September 29, 2015

How to Be Awesome (Part 1)

Is your current job awesome? Or could you be doing better? I’m lucky enough to have what I consider to be an awesome job – I’m a web developer on the Stack Overflow Careers team. I’ve been working for here for 18 months now and I still love it. This is unusual for me –…
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Developer (Former)
culture September 18, 2015

A Culture of Trust

We live in a time when software developers change jobs every 12 months. Usually, about two years into a job, I start dreaming of greener pastures with better pay and more interesting work. Working at Stack Overflow has been the exception to that rule. In the wake of the recent Amazon exposé and my 2…
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Web Developer