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welcome_wagon
community December 4, 2018

Welcome Wagon: Community and Comments on Stack Overflow

This past summer, we wrote our first blog post about comments on Stack Overflow, focusing on our initial work rating comments internally at Stack Overflow and what we learned. Since then, we’ve fielded this comment rating task more broadly in our community. This blog post shares some of what we are learning. Engaging our community…
2017inReview
community November 21, 2018

Our Theory of Moderation, Re-visited.

Stack moderators are amazing people. The degree of total selflessness that mods invest in our shared goal of creating and protecting a safe, collaborative space for people to share knowledge is immeasurable. When we first put out a call for volunteers to help us keep our earliest sites running, we were stunned by the dedication and…
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Community Evangelist
community September 13, 2018

IBM and Stack Overflow Partner to Support AI Developers

IBM and Stack Overflow are partnering to bring learning and development to the AI community. As of today, the Artificial Intelligence site on the Stack Exchange network is sponsored by IBM. The site, featuring “questions about life and challenges in a world where ‘cognitive’ functions can be mimicked in purely digital environment”, is home to…
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Marketing (Former)
community August 7, 2018

Get to Know Our New Code of Conduct

Thanks to some amazing efforts and collaboration between our veteran users and quite a few new faces that jumped in to help us with our inclusion efforts, our brand new Code of Conduct (CoC) is rolling off the press and going into effect across the network today. For those of you that haven’t been following…
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Community Evangelist
community July 10, 2018

Welcome Wagon: Classifying Comments on Stack Overflow

Last month, Joe wrote about the Welcome Wagon work that we are doing to make Stack Overflow more welcoming and inclusive. Our current work involves projects across domains from asking questions to framing community standards and more; one project we have been working on is understanding how comments are used and misused on Stack Overflow.…
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)
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)
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
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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)
NavigatingStackOverflow
community February 8, 2018

Updating Navigation for Stack Overflow, Enterprise, and Stack Exchange Sites

This post refers to “Channels”, a product which is now called “Teams.” This post is part of a series on how we’re making Channels, the thinking behind the product, and insight into the process. Read “How We’re Designing Channels” and “Why Channels” for more background info. In his post, How We’re Designing Channels, Kurtis wrote that…
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Community Design Lead
PluralsightandSO
community February 6, 2018

Pluralsight & Stack Overflow: Helping the World’s Developers Learn New Skills

Today we’re excited to announce a partnership with Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform. Stack Overflow’s mission has always been to the help the world’s developers; whether it’s helping them get answers to their coding problems through Q&A, or helping them build their career with Jobs. Pluralsight has many of the same goals—helping the tech…
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Marketing (Former)