Diversity

code-for-a-living October 4, 2017

3 Ways You Can Be an Ally to Women in Tech

According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology, only 26% of professional computing roles in the workforce in the US are held by women. Within prominent companies in the industry, the numbers tend to be even lower. It’s clear that there’s work to be done. Many organizations are putting in the work to increase diversity, but in the…
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Director of Design
code-for-a-living March 16, 2017

Family-Friendly Companies Hiring Right Now

I worked for many years at one local organization, and I loved a lot of things about it; the work was interesting and the people were great. A few things I didn’t love? The minimal paid maternity leave, the inflexible work hours, and the high cost of nearby childcare. Eventually, after investing many years there…
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Marketing (Former)
women developers community
code-for-a-living March 8, 2017

Tech Companies Founded by Women… and Hiring Now!

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating all month long by showcasing jobs at companies founded by women. But today is International Women’s Day, so we’re going a step further to look at just a few of the awesome female founders on that list. Here are a few of the many women-founded companies that…
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Marketing (Former)
company November 11, 2015

How We Talk About Diversity at Stack Overflow

We have a Diversity and Inclusion Panel (DIP) at Stack Overflow — you may have read about it in Donna’s post on Why Stack Overflow is a Good Workplace for Women. It’s a grassroots, employee-driven group with volunteers from different departments with varying levels of seniority. We’ve been working hard to make our company one…
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Executive Assistant (former)
company October 6, 2015

Beyond Coding Recap: Helping Emerging Developers Launch Careers

This summer Stack Overflow, together with a host of NYC-based tech companies, created Beyond Coding, a 10 week program for emerging developers and designers. We sought to guide students through the finer points of professional “soft” skills in order to help those lacking experience gain a foothold in the technical job market. Having no idea…
company May 27, 2015

Stack Overflow and Andela partner to provide education beyond borders

Jon is a web developer and heads up developer evangelism efforts at Stack Exchange. When I think about the impact that Stack Overflow has had on the world, it’s tempting for me to think about numbers: how many active users we have, how many questions are answered in a day, how many jobs get posted…
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Engineering Manager, Public Platform
diversity May 11, 2015

Podcast #64 – Diverse Hiring and a Cat Named Alan Turing

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast Episode #64, recorded in the podcast studio at Stack Exchange HQ in New York City, NY. Our podcast today is brought to you by string cheese! (It can be eaten by pulling strips from the cheese along its length and eating those strings.) Our hosts are Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton,…
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Director of Community Management