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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
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…
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Team Lead, Community Development
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…
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Marketing (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…
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Data Scientist (former)
code-for-a-living September 13, 2017

Companies Hiring Swift Developers

Recently we shared some of our favorite resources for learning Swift development, citing its popularity as the gold standard of iOS development. Already know Swift like the back of your hand? These companies are looking for developers just like you. Let’s start finding your next adventure. And if you’re just beginning, here’s a sampling of the…
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Marketing (Former)
remote work
code-for-a-living August 8, 2017

An Owl Labs Engineer’s Remote Work Manifesto

You already know we at Stack Overflow are big fans of remote work. Today we’re featuring a post by a friend at Owl Labs; it’s a great argument in support of remote work, and Owl Labs, whose mission is to improve collaborative meetings for remote employees everywhere, is holding a virtual panel on supporting remote…
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Marketing (Former)
System Administrator
code-for-a-living July 28, 2017

8 Companies Hiring SysAdmins Right Now

Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day, so take a moment and go thank your SysAdmins for their hard work monitoring, configuring, and maintaining your entire technical world. They’re preventing disaster each and every day, and keeping the world spinning. The title of System Administrator can cover a myriad of activities and responsibilities and even other…
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Marketing (Former)
code-for-a-living June 21, 2017

London Companies Hiring Developers Right Now

There are plenty of reasons a person might want to live in London. Whether you’re obsessed with British history and architecture, dream of weekend jaunts to Paris, or just love a good pub, London has something for everybody. And if you code for a living, you’re in luck, because there are plenty of London companies hiring…
Avatar for Alyssa Mazzina
Marketing (Former)
code-for-a-living May 27, 2017

Companies Hiring Remote Developers Right Now

Remote work is all over the news right now. IBM’s pulling a Yahoo and forcing all their remote employees to plant themselves in offices or find new jobs. Apple is building a massive 5 billion dollar campus in Silicon Valley, and some are calling it a tone deaf mistake—talent wants flexibility, not a campus they…
Avatar for Alyssa Mazzina
Marketing (Former)