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community August 20, 2019

What’s in the Works: Improving Feedback for All Users

I’m Meg Risdal, the new Product Manager for Public Q&A. My team works on the public platform and the community tools that help power it (in contrast to our private Q&A products, Stack Overflow for Teams). Recently, we’ve shipped a new tag synonyms dashboard, a redesign of the mod flags dashboard, and Custom Filters. And…
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Product Manager, Public Q&A
engineering July 22, 2019

How Stack Overflow upgraded from Windows Server 2012

Warning: This post is long. While working through this massive server upgrade/migration process, tears were shed, many cuss words were uttered, along with a general feeling of frustration, which ultimately culminated into extreme happiness once the migration was completed. The scale and complexity of the implementation factor into the length of this post, and I’ll share…
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Database Administrator at Stack Overflow
code-for-a-living June 20, 2019

Knowledge Engineering: Intuit’s Chief Innovation Officer Explains Their Approach to AI

We are entering a new era in artificial intelligence, one where exciting breakthroughs seem to arrive every week. But the roots of today’s AI revolution actually date back many decades. So what changed? The catalyst for the recent advances is the fact that these techniques can now leverage unprecedented amounts of data and computing horsepower.…
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Director of Content
code-for-a-living June 19, 2019

Stack Speaks: Talking text mining and developer data on the Cause A Scene podcast

Stack Speaks is a chance for us to highlight interesting appearances, talks, and presentations from Stack Overflow employees.  Recently, I sat down with Kim Crayton as a guest on her #causeascene podcast. Kim is a coach, speaker, and leader who helps tech organizations put their values into operation and learn how to identify organizational barriers…
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Data Scientist (former)
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engineering January 11, 2018

The Brutal Lifecycle of JavaScript Frameworks

JavaScript UI frameworks and libraries work in cycles. Every six months or so, a new one pops up, claiming that it has revolutionized UI development. Thousands of developers adopt it into their new projects, blog posts are written, Stack Overflow questions are asked and answered, and then a newer (and even more revolutionary) framework pops…
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Developer