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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)
2017inReview
community January 31, 2018

Stack Exchange 2017 in Review

“It’s a life’s work to see yourself for what you really are and even then you might be wrong.”—Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men You know the old saw about how 90% of an iceberg is hidden under water? At Stack Overflow, we strive to be a reverse iceberg by sharing as much as…
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Community Manager (former)
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…
WinterbashFarewell
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