Yearly Archives: 2018

for-work June 25, 2018

The Importance of Building an Internal Developer Community

If you ask developers what some of their top challenges are, you’re likely to hear about poor collaboration practices and tools. During a recent talk at DeveloperWeek NYC about developers deserving better communication tools, Peter Pezaris of CodeStream went so far as to say that “the number one issue slowing down development teams and causing…
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Account Executive, Enterprise (former)
community June 21, 2018

Rolling out the Welcome Wagon: June Update

Back in late Spring, we posted “Stack Overflow Isn’t Very Welcoming. It’s Time for That to Change.” We know it’s all too common for companies to announce they really want to do a thing, and then… not much happens. So, it is time to share the work we’ve been doing behind the scenes and how…
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Product Manager (former)
for-work June 20, 2018

How Engineering Managers Can Improve Communication Between Technical and Non-Technical Teams

Even though there are a variety of personalities on your engineering team, they probably know how to collaborate with each other. They have shared deadlines and goals, understand the technical nuances of projects, and see that their colleagues’ best work often happens when they’re uninterrupted. The greater challenge is communicating with non-technical teams. Often, these…
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Content Marketing Writer (former)
insights May 30, 2018

Public Data Release of Stack Overflow’s 2018 Developer Survey

Starting today, you can access the public data release for Stack Overflow’s 2018 Developer Survey. Over 100,000 developers from around the world shared their opinions about everything from their favorite technologies to job preferences, and this data is now available for you to analyze yourself. This year, we are partnering with Kaggle to publish and…
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Data Scientist (former)
community May 23, 2018

How Stack Overflow for Teams Fits into the Community

Back when I was a full-time programmer and there was some code someone struggled with, it was a common practice to ask around in cubicle land. Sometimes you’d get lucky and find someone who know the answer right away or knew where to look in the documentation. When Stack Overflow launched, I cultivated a habit…
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Community Manager (former)
company May 21, 2018

Changes to Our Privacy and Data Policies

Stack Overflow has always been committed to protecting your privacy and your data. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation has prompted us to review our policies and make sure that we are doing the right thing for all of our users worldwide. Stack Exchange, Inc. has updated its Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and…
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Corporate Counsel (former)
for-work May 16, 2018

Helping Teams Get Started

How we tested, designed, and built a brand-new Team onboarding process Two weeks ago, we released Stack Overflow for Teams—a way for teams to share information privately. A ton of work over the last year has been done to release this exciting new product. This post goes into how we designed the custom Team onboarding…
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Senior Product Designer (former)
company May 3, 2018

Stack Overflow for Teams is Now Available

It’s here. After months of designing, building, testing, and beta-ing, we’re happy to announce that as of today, Stack Overflow for Teams has launched and is available to everyone! The What & Why Of Stack Overflow for Teams It often feels like developers have to know everything, constantly juggling dozens of tools, languages, libraries, and frameworks.…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
for-work May 2, 2018

How to Get Manager Approval to Buy Stack Overflow for Teams

If you’re a developer or engineering manager, you may not have the purchasing power to buy a new tool or piece of software—but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have an impact on the process. Since you already use Stack Overflow to get answers to your coding problems, it’s likely that you’d naturally use a private…
Avatar for Rachel Ferrigno
Marketing (Former)
community May 1, 2018

Jon Skeet Answers Your Questions IRL

In January, Jon Skeet’s rep crossed over one million. To thank him for his generous efforts and contributions, we hosted a brunch in his honor at our New York Headquarters in February. We also asked the community if they had any questions for him to answer in an IRL Q&A. Please enjoy this delightful interview…
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Associate Product Manager
woman lego computer
community April 26, 2018

Stack Overflow Isn’t Very Welcoming. It’s Time for That to Change.

We <3 and believe in Stack Overflow. But sometimes, loving something means caring enough to admit that it has a problem. Let’s start with the painful truth: Too many people experience Stack Overflow¹ as a hostile or elitist place, especially newer coders, women, people of color, and others in marginalized groups. Our employees and community…
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EVP of Culture and Experience (former)