What it’s like being a professional workplace bestie (Ep. 603)
Stack Overflow’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are a cornerstone of our efforts to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.
To improve as an engineer, get better at requesting (and receiving) feedback
It’s easy to ask for, and even want, feedback in a sort of theoretical sense. But soliciting and responding to feedback are, themselves skills.
Looking for job perks? How about saving the world?
If you find yourself on the receiving end of a layoff—or feeling existential dread more generally—the timing might be right for a major life change.
Just laid off? Nervous about possible layoffs? Here’s what to do.
Suddenly losing a job can be personally destabilizing. But lots of us have been there and gotten through it.
I followed my dreams and got demoted to software developer
Kristina Lustig, formerly our Director of Design, explains why she took a new role as an associate software developer.
How writing can advance your career as a developer
“In their ﬁrst few years on the job, engineers spend roughly 30% of their workday writing, while engineers in middle management write for 50% to 70% of their day; those in senior management reportedly spend over 70% and as much as 95% of their day writing.” - Jon Leydens
The pros and cons of being a software engineer at a BIG tech company
There are benefits to being a technical lead at a less software intensive business.
My Most Embarrassing Mistakes as a Programmer (so far)
As a computer science professor, I encourage students to learn from mistakes, whether their own, mine, or famous examples. I feel it’s time to shine a light on my own mistakes to keep myself humble and in the hope that someone can learn from them.
How This Git Whiz Grew His Career Through Stack Overflow
Sascha Wolf started using Stack Overflow as resource for homework help. But it quickly became his community, and a path to new career opportunities.
"They Didn't Teach Us This": A Crash Course for Your First Job in Software
From Personal Projects To Production Code
Apollo Mission: The Pros and Cons of Being an Early Adopter of New Technology
Using cutting edge tech can help you move fast. But what happens when something breaks and you can't find experts with an answer? There are pros and cons to being a pioneer.