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community January 6, 2016

Winter Bash 2015: Hats Off

And here we are again, at the end of another Winter Bash, the annual Stack Exchange celebration where the hats are made up and the points don’t matter. Who Wore It Best? Most of the fun of Winter Bash is, of course, seeing the actual hats on avatars. So let’s kick off with some pictures!…
Avatar for Pops
Community Manager (Former)
community December 21, 2015

Bringing Jobs to Stack Overflow

TL;DR: We believe that all programmers need and deserve jobs they love. Last week, we added a Jobs tab to Stack Overflow in order to help you do just that. What’s changed? You’ll no longer need to login to a separate account on a separate site in order to use Stack Overflow Jobs. This means…
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Community Design Lead
community December 14, 2015

Announcing Winter Bash 2015

Another calendar year is ending, which can mean only one thing. It’s time once again for the event that brings joy to all (with a slight helping of dismay for our friends in the southern hemisphere1): Winter Bash! Starting now and going until the end of the day on Jan. 3, 2016, you’ll once again…
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Community Manager (Former)
community June 15, 2015

PIVOTing into a new career: please welcome Taryn Pratt, bluefooted Community Manager

Long-suffering readers may have noticed that, as we’ve expanded Stack Overflow into strange and exciting territories, we always start by hiring a new community manager. These intrepid souls act as emulsifiers, enabling and promoting communication between the company and the growing community. This role is just as critical for our 140+ English-language sites, where our…
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Community Manager (former)
community June 11, 2015

Welcome, Nicolas Chabanovsky and Stack Overflow in Russian!

Some time ago, we hired a Russian-speaking Community Manager named Nicolas Chabanovsky. He works remotely from St. Petersburg (we’re pretty sure it’s the one in Russia). In the past Nicolas was a software developer, and participated in the development of DLNA-stack at Motorola, webOS at LG Electronics and many other notable projects. What we found…
Avatar for Tim Post
Community Evangelist
community June 4, 2015

Stack Overflow in Portugese: now with less beta!

If you can’t read the rest of this post, you’re probably not part of the Stack Overflow in Portuguese community. It’s a shame, because it’s a really good site! We built it because it’s not fair to expect everyone to speak every language, right? Exactly. So, the important thing is that the site is great, the community is…
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Community Manager
community April 22, 2015

JNat and animuson: workin’ on ur problemz

The Community Team’s first and most important job is to help you, the users. Every day, we hang out on meta sites and in chat, watching to make sure that someone is working on your problems. Until very recently, community managers also fielded each and every request that came through our support ticketing system. (And…
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Director of Community Management
community April 7, 2015

Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2015: The Results

Every year we ask our users to tell us a little about themselves. This year we asked our users to tell us a lot. For 2 weeks in February 2015, we ran a 45 question survey. We asked where you live, what programming languages & frameworks you use, how much money you make, how much…
community January 8, 2015

Stack Exchange Year in Review 2014

We – which is to say, you, the Stack Exchange community – had another great year in 2014. We cracked Quantcast’s top 50 networks in the US. We did this without posting celebrity gossip, top 10 lists, or cat pictures. We did it by creating artifacts: useful, canonical bits of information, edited, refined, and curated by…
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Engineering Manager (former)
community January 6, 2015

So long Winter Bash 2014

While testing hats before the start of Winter Bash 2014, a snowflake notification told me I’d earned the Treasure Hunter hat. After adjusting pirate paraphernalia to fit my head, I tried to remember what triggers this particular hat. As it happens, I’d just received a gold badge on Cooking that I would’ve totally ignored if…
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Community Manager (former)
community December 16, 2014

Stack Overflowへようこそ

Hi English-language readers! This blog post is not for you; perhaps you’d like a hat instead? No? Well, when last we spoke of creating non-English versions of Stack Overflow, some of you were certain we should’ve gone the easy route and just leveraged a machine translation service instead of creating real sites for real people to use.…
Avatar for Josh Maciel
Community Manager (Former)