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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)
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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!…
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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)
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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)