Ryan Donovan

Ryan Donovan helps run editorial for the Stack Overflow blog. He's spend over 15 years as a technical writer embedded in software development teams across multiple industries. He lives in New York City and hopes to meet your dog some day.
newsletter August 7, 2020

The Overflow #33: Accelerating our mission

Welcome to ISSUE #33 of the Overflow! In the age of GPT-3, this newsletter is still written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. And if it wasn’t, how would you know? Read on to learn about our Series E fundraise, a React component for rendering guitar chords, and the…
newsletter July 31, 2020

The Overflow #32: The state of pixel perfection

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #32 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. Come check out our Q3 Community Roadmap, the dustbin for email addresses, and a DIY smart air conditioner unit. From the blog Linters aren’t in your…
code-for-a-living July 24, 2020

The perils of impersonation tooling

On Wednesday, July 15th, a bitcoin scam hit Twitter. Celebrities such as Elon Musk, Barack Obama, and Bill Gates appeared to tweet out a message that promised to return double the amount of bitcoin sent to a specific wallet. It wasn’t a spontaneous and simultaneous act of generosity, it was a scam.  At this point,…
newsletter July 24, 2020

The Overflow #31: Fresh data

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #31 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. This week, we’re chatting about diversity at Stack Overflow, wondering whether it’s wise to use your face as a password, and exploring the origin story of…
newsletter July 17, 2020

The Overflow #30: Goodwill hunting

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #30 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. For your consideration, lessons learned from flunking code screenings, gas in a chips bag, and data getting to the bottom of the women’s tops on Goodwill.com.…
newsletter July 10, 2020

The Overflow #29: Checkboxland

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #29 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. On this week’s episode, we peek behind the curtain at our engineering hiring process, wonder why bitcoin miners shut down their rigs, and look at what’s…
newsletter July 6, 2020

The Overflow #28: We heard you like lists

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #28 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. In the US, we’re celebrating our Independance Day, and hopefully reflecting on what freedom means and helping everyone share in that freedom. This week, we’re pondering…