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community January 15, 2018

Thanks a Million, Jon Skeet!

Yesterday, Jon Skeet’s reputation on Stack Overflow passed 1,000,000. ONE MILLION. Those of you who are highly engaged with the Stack Overflow community probably have a general idea of a) who Jon Skeet is and b) exactly how amazing and ridiculous this statement is, but just to make sure we are all on the same…
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community January 10, 2018

Farewell, Winter Bash 2017!

Last week, we bid farewell to Winter Bash and packed our Greatest Hats back into their boxes. It’s always a little sad to see the hats get put away for the year, but I always like to soothe my sorrows by reminiscing. (It’s only been a week and I’m nostalgic already.) These hat shots came…
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Director of Community Management
code-for-a-living January 8, 2018

Take the 2018 Developer Survey

It’s that time of year again—the annual developer survey is now open! This survey marks the 8th year we’ve been asking the developer community for their thoughts on everything from programming languages to career preferences. This year, we added in new questions about artificial intelligence, ethics in coding, and more.  As in previous years, anonymized…
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Marketing (Former)
community December 12, 2017

Winter Bash 2017: Greatest Hits Hats!

The Northern Hemisphere temperatures are dropping and the Gregorian New Year draws close. Across Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network, thousands of avatars’ ears grow chilly. It’s the season to warm them up… with hats! But not just any hats: in celebration of the 6th anniversary of Winter Bash¹, some of the most beloved…
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Director of Community Management
Stack Overflow Bot
community September 25, 2017

How You Can Use the New Stack Overflow Bot from Microsoft

As Joel often says, “developers are writing the script for the future,” and that is definitely the case when it comes to AI. The knowledge shared on Stack Overflow includes an ever-growing pool on AI and related topics such as machine learning, natural language processing and deep learning. From C to Lisp to Java to…
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President and Chief Technology Officer (former)
community July 11, 2017

Introducing Channels: Private Q&A for Your Team

This post refers to “Channels”, a product which is now called “Teams.” Here’s What We’re Working on and How You Can Get Involved On Stack Overflow, a question gets asked once, answered, and then becomes a central point of knowledge for thousands of others who read it on our site. But what about developers who…
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Director of Design
community June 30, 2017

Raise Your Voice: Proclaim the Need for Net Neutrality

Because we believe all traffic on the web should be treated equally, Stack Overflow will join some of your other favorite sites from around the web including Netflix, GitHub, Reddit, and Amazon on July 12 for a day of action supporting net neutrality. The goal of this day of action, organized by Fight for the…
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Community Manager (former)
community June 27, 2017

New Stack Overflow Footer & About Pages Launch Today

If you go anywhere on stackoverflow.com today, you’ll notice a brand new footer, new About pages, and possibly a few other surprises we’re still testing out (not everyone will see these yet). Back in February, we updated our top navigation, and today’s changes follow in the footsteps of this effort. We wanted to make it…
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Marketing (Former)
community June 15, 2017

Download Stack Overflow’s 2017 Developer Survey Data

Starting today, you can download the raw data from Stack Overflow’s 2017 Developer Survey, which received more than 64,000 responses from developers around the world. (The data file includes the 51,392 responses we considered to be sufficiently complete for publication.) You can download previous years’ results as well, from 2011 to 2016. We’re always excited…
community May 20, 2017

Stack Overflow en Español has Graduated!

It’s been four years since the Spanish site was proposed in Area 51 and we’ve just proven once more that international sites offer much to the users of those communities and to our network as a whole.  I would like to announce that the Stack Overflow en Español community has graduated and will form a part of…
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Manager, International Community Team
community March 30, 2017

Stack Overflow Unveils the Next Steps in Computer Security

At Stack Overflow, keeping your information safe is our top concern. And as a community with over 40 million people each month, it has to be: Our success has made us a frequent target of attacks. Computer security is always evolving. Passwords are “what you know.” Smart cards are “what you have.” We decided to…
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Marketing (Former)