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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)
community January 26, 2017

Stack Exchange Year in Review 2016

I am not myself at all wise, nor have I anything to show which is the invention or birth of my own soul, but those who converse with me profit. Some of them appear dull enough at first, but afterwards, as our acquaintance ripens, if the god is gracious to them, they all make astonishing…
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Community Manager (former)
community January 11, 2017

The 2017 Stack Overflow Developer Survey is Now Live

We’re back for another edition of the Stack Overflow Developer Survey, the largest and most comprehensive survey of software developers on earth. Every year, we include questions about your favorite technologies, coding habits, and work preferences, as well as how you learn, share, and level up as a developer. Want to see how you stack…
community January 9, 2017

Say Farewell to Winter Bash 2016!

Another year has ended, and with that, it’s time to put all the hats back in their boxes. Winter Bash 2016 has come to an end! Over past three weeks, we’ve had ups and downs (err bugs) with hats, but overall, it was a massive success. It appeared that there was fun to be had,…
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Database Administrator at Stack Overflow
community December 19, 2016

It’s Hat Season…Announcing Winter Bash 2016

Another year is rapidly coming to an end, which means it’s time for some fun. Fun with hats! That’s right, it’s time for our annual event that brings joy to all and creates hat-fanatics everywhere… Winter Bash! Starting today through the end of the day on 8 January 2017, you’ll be able to earn and…
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Database Administrator at Stack Overflow
community June 24, 2016

Learn More About Your Site with the SE Data Explorer. Here’s How!

Have you ever wanted to get a statistic about your favorite Stack Exchange site, but been baffled by exactly how to do that? The Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE) may be just what you’re looking for. SEDE was created to make it easy to query and browse the public data that we release periodically for…
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Community Manager (Former)
community April 11, 2016

Community Of Professional Developers Now In Russian

We’re thrilled to announce that the Russian-speaking community of software developers and programming enthusiasts, Stack Overflow in Russian, has been graduated. Congratulations colleagues for such incredible success! According to the proposal on Area 51 at the end of the beta, the site had: 115.7 questions per day 82% answered questions 1,499 avid users and 33,678…
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Community Manager
community March 17, 2016

2016 Stack Overflow Developer Survey Results

Here at Stack Overflow, everything we build is done with the same single-minded, compulsive, fanatical obsession to serve programmers. We’re a community built by developers for developers, and each month, we serve 40 million coders looking for answers to their most pressing questions. Because of this, we like to think we know software developers better…
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Marketing (Former)
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community March 1, 2016

Fair Elections and STV

Today is Super Tuesday! Unless you read FiveThirtyEight, it’s not really as awesome as other Super things. However, it does make a good excuse to talk about one of the more esoteric bits of Stack Exchange: moderator elections. As I write this, Donald Trump is well on his way to winning the Republican primary even though…
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Community Manager (former)
community January 12, 2016

Stack Exchange Year in Review 2015

I think we have to enjoy what we do if we are to succeed.—John Wooden Looking back on the past year across the network, it strikes me that we are very fortunate that so many people take pleasure in sharing their knowledge with others. Everything we (as a company and as a community) accomplished was…
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Community Manager (former)