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community February 4, 2021

Stack Gives Back 2020

We continue our yearly tradition to donate $100 per moderator towards a charity that helps those in need. We look forward to a strong year and take the time to thank our volunteer moderators for their wonderful contributions. Let’s make this one to remember!
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Manager, Community Management Team
community January 5, 2021

Ciao Winter Bash 2020!

Winter Bash 2020 has come to an end. While we’re packing the hats into boxes to put them back on the shelf for next year, let’s take a look at a few hat-wearing avatars that brought a smile to our faces. Catija Rory Alsop Snow Adrian Mole Tsundoku Those are just a few. Check them…
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Community Manager
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community September 30, 2020

The Loop-September 2020: Summer Bridge to tech for kids

In response to COVID-19 and its impact on SYEP, over 50 nonprofits and technology companies came together to design the Summer Bridge 2020 plan to continue the program. As one of Summer Bridge’s partners, Stack Overflow designed a workplace challenge to give students a taste of what it’s like to work in the tech industry and to give us a chance to learn more about how students engaged with our developer community.
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Engineering Manager, Public Platform
community July 15, 2020

How the medical sciences exchange helped me with med school

As a 2nd year medical student, I was beginning an intense period of independent study for our first licensing exam (Step 1) when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in April. Studying for this test meant that I had less structured time for volunteering, so I wanted to find a way to contribute to the pandemic effort…
community June 17, 2020

Saying thanks: testing a new Reactions feature

We’ve heard from our users that the inability to say “thank you” is frustrating—especially for new users who don’t have enough reputation to upvote or comment. Even when users gain these privileges, they still want to say “thanks.”
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Product Designer
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community June 17, 2020

The Loop, June 2020: Defining the Stack Community

If you have been active on the Stack Exchange network (especially the Meta sites) or have been a reader of this blog for any significant amount of time, you will see the term Community used quite often. But who is a member of the Community? Why is the Community important? The answer to this will probably depend on who you ask.
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Principal Web Developer & Community Advocate