Yearly Archives: 2017

code-for-a-living October 5, 2017

What You Need to Know to Transition to a Career in Data Science

Demand for developers with specialized skills is on the rise across the board, and companies are particularly interested in filling data science roles. A recent IBM study projects that the number of work opportunities in data science will increase 15% in the coming years, adding 364,000 openings by 2020. It also predicts that demand for…
Avatar for Julia Silge
Data Scientist (former)
code-for-a-living October 4, 2017

3 Ways You Can Be an Ally to Women in Tech

According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology, only 26% of professional computing roles in the workforce in the US are held by women. Within prominent companies in the industry, the numbers tend to be even lower. It’s clear that there’s work to be done. Many organizations are putting in the work to increase diversity, but in the…
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Director of Design
tag network
insights October 3, 2017

Mapping Ecosystems of Software Development

On the data team here at Stack Overflow, we spend a lot of time and energy thinking about tech ecosystems and how technologies are related to each other. We use these kinds of relationships all over the place, from making the user experience of everyone coming to Stack Overflow better by suggesting relevant content to…
Avatar for Julia Silge
Data Scientist (former)
Podcast Orange
podcast October 2, 2017

Podcast #117 – Your Friendly Neighborhood Code Mentor

Welcome, welcome, welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast #117, recorded Thursday, September 28 in our beautiful SO NYC HQ. That’s a lot of letters. This episode is brought to you by Oracle. Stack Overflow greatly appreciates Oracle’s support for this podcast and for our community. Learn more about everything that Oracle does for open source,…
Avatar for Kaitlin Pike
Marketing (Former)
code-for-a-living September 29, 2017

Making Remote Work: Behind the Scenes at Stack Overflow

The logistics of Stack Overflow’s remote-first philosophy By now you’ve probably heard about Stack Overflow’s commitment to making remote work, well… work. If not, you can read about it here, here, and a whole page of links here. Seriously, we care about it a LOT. At Stack Overflow we want to hire the best person…
Avatar for Jess Pardue
Operations Manager (former)
code-for-a-living September 28, 2017

How to Become a Thought Leader in Software

There’s been a lot of buzz around the phrase “thought leadership” in the past couple years, but what exactly does it mean? Denise Brosseau, author of “Ready to be a Thought Leader,” defines the group as “informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise.” People turn to thought leaders for their takes…
Avatar for Jon Chan
Engineering Manager, Public Platform
code-for-a-living September 26, 2017

Employer Spotlight: Zapier, a Remote Work Leader

Zapier is known as a leader in the remote work movement; they’re 100% remote and always have been. I sat down with CEO Wade Foster recently to get his thoughts on the future of work, remote team best practices, and how Zapier builds team culture when they’re spread out to all corners of the world. Founded…
Avatar for Alyssa Mazzina
Marketing (Former)
insights September 26, 2017

What Do Software Developers Use in Germany?

Software development is a global industry, and programmers everywhere rely on Stack Overflow to find solutions to their problems. But as we’ve analyzed before, different countries use different languages and technologies. In this post we’ll take a look at German software developers, as seen by their Stack Overflow visits. We’ll see how the programming languages…
Avatar for David Robinson
Data Scientist (former)
Podcast Orange
podcast September 25, 2017

Podcast #116 – What is Technology? Do We Even Know?

Thanks for tuning in for Stack Overflow podcast # 116 recorded Thursday, September 21. We usually record at our Stack Overflow HQ in NYC, but today, in true remote-first fashion, we are being recorded from Florida, Utah, Washington, and NYC. This episode is brought to you by Oracle. Stack Overflow greatly appreciates Oracle’s support for…
Avatar for Jess Pardue
Operations Manager (former)
Stack Overflow Bot
community September 25, 2017

How You Can Use the New Stack Overflow Bot from Microsoft

As Joel often says, “developers are writing the script for the future,” and that is definitely the case when it comes to AI. The knowledge shared on Stack Overflow includes an ever-growing pool on AI and related topics such as machine learning, natural language processing and deep learning. From C to Lisp to Java to…
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President and Chief Technology Officer (former)
code-for-a-living September 19, 2017

How Much Do Developers Earn? Find Out with the Stack Overflow Salary Calculator

Today, we launched the Stack Overflow Salary Calculator, a tool that allows developers and employers to find typical salaries based on experience level, location, specific technologies, and education. We did this because we believe developers should be empowered with more information around job searches, careers, and salary. In fact, we know that developers want more…
Avatar for Julia Silge
Data Scientist (former)