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community June 18, 2019

Adios to Unfriendly Badges! Ahoy, Lifejacket and Lifeboat

Sometimes it’s helpful to look back at past decisions and reconsider them in a new light. As part of our ongoing efforts to make Stack Overflow more welcoming and inclusive, we’ve been looking at how our incentive systems, including reputation and badges intended to encourage positive contributions, may be building discouraging barriers instead. In this…
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Community Manager (former)
company May 17, 2019

Update to Security Incident [May 17, 2019]

Update (May 23, 2019): The affected 184 public network users have been notified via email. While we continue to investigate the recent attack to Stack Overflow, here is an update on what we’re able to share today. The intrusion originated on May 5 when a build deployed to the development tier for stackoverflow.com contained a…
company May 16, 2019

Security Update

Over the weekend, there was an attack on Stack Overflow. We have confirmed that some level of production access was gained on May 11. We discovered and investigated the extent of the access and are addressing all known vulnerabilities. We have not identified any breach of customer or user data. Our customers’ and users’ security…
company April 30, 2019

Announcing a New Tier of Stack Overflow for Teams

TL;DR If you’ve been using our Stack Overflow for Teams product and are part of a growing company, we’ve got exciting news. Today we’re launching a new tier, Stack Overflow for Business, that includes a lot of features customers have been asking for. You can learn more here. If you’re not familiar with what the…
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Product Manager (former)
company April 9, 2019

The 2019 Stack Overflow Developer Survey Results Are In

We’ve been working hard for months, and today the Developer Survey results for 2019 are live. This year marks the ninth year we’ve published our annual Developer Survey, and nearly 90,000 developers took the 20-minute survey earlier this year. See the results for yourself! What are some of this year’s key results? Python, the fastest-growing…
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Data Scientist (former)
company March 28, 2019

The Next CEO of Stack Overflow

Big news! We’re looking for a new CEO for Stack Overflow. I’m stepping out of the day-to-day and up to the role of Chairman of the Board. Stack Overflow has been around for more than a decade. As I look back, it’s really amazing how far it has come.   Only six months after we…
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Co-founder & Chairman of the Board
make_a_thon
company February 14, 2019

Recapping Stack Overflow’s First Ever Make-A-Thon

After an exciting end to 2018, we kicked this year off with the first “hackathon” in Stack Overflow’s 10-year history. Unlike a traditional hackathon, it wasn’t just for our developers. Any employee working on our products or directly with the Stack Overflow community was encouraged to participate, which is why we dubbed the event a…
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Content Marketing Writer (former)
company January 18, 2019

State of the Stack 2019: A Year in Review

A loooong time ago, we used to post an annual “State of the Stack” update on the company and community. Then at some point it became an infographic which was… listen, everyone was doing infographics in 2011. Now it’s 2019, the company has grown and changed in so many ways, so we’re bringing this tradition…
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President and Chief Technology Officer
company December 20, 2018

10 Years of Stack Giving Back

In 2009, Stack Overflow’s three employees (or associates, as they were then called) were inspired to end the year by giving back. To recognize our amazing community of moderators, we made small contributions to six nonprofits. Since then, we’ve donated over $350,000 through what we’ve dubbed Stack Overflow Gives Back. This year, we’re celebrating the…