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community October 10, 2019

Iterating on Inclusion

What’s Next Our original text says: Be kind and friendly. Avoid sarcasm and be careful with jokes — tone is hard to decipher online. If a situation makes it hard to be friendly, stop participating and move on. Our new tenet is: Be inclusive and respectful. Avoid sarcasm and be careful with jokes — tone…
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Director of Public Q&A
company October 8, 2019

Adding Static Code Analysis to Stack Overflow

As of September 23rd, 2019, we’re applying static analysis to some of the code behind public Stack Overflow, Stack Overflow for Teams, and Stack Overflow Enterprise in order to pre-emptively find and eliminate certain kinds of vulnerabilities. How we accomplished this is an interesting story and also illustrative of advancements in .NET’s open source community.…
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Team Lead, Data
company September 19, 2019

Our Advertising Principles

Visit Stack Overflow or any Stack Exchange site and you may notice advertising on the site. Companies partner with us to advertise their products, services, specific jobs, and the benefits of working for them. We want these ads to be as relevant to you as possible and to make you more effective at work and…
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GM of Stack Overflow Talent and Advertising
company July 25, 2019

Introducing Custom Filters

Custom Filters are available to public Stack Overflow users today! The new feature allows a new way of navigating and discovering questions that are relevant to you on Stack Overflow. This rollout is part of our continuing efforts to make the core Q&A experience on Stack Overflow better, and we’re looking forward to improving this feature and many more with your help.
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Team Lead, Community Development
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