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for-work June 28, 2018

How to Reduce Duplicate Requests From Non-Technical Teams

The relationship between developers and non-technical teams at your company can be tricky. Because you’ve built out a great engineering function, you want other teams across the company to rely on their expertise. But for many developers, this manifests in ad-hoc requests from their colleagues in the form of last-minute emails and unexpected visits to…
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Content Marketing Writer (former)
for-work June 25, 2018

The Importance of Building an Internal Developer Community

If you ask developers what some of their top challenges are, you’re likely to hear about poor collaboration practices and tools. During a recent talk at DeveloperWeek NYC about developers deserving better communication tools, Peter Pezaris of CodeStream went so far as to say that “the number one issue slowing down development teams and causing…
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Account Executive, Enterprise (former)
for-work June 20, 2018

How Engineering Managers Can Improve Communication Between Technical and Non-Technical Teams

Even though there are a variety of personalities on your engineering team, they probably know how to collaborate with each other. They have shared deadlines and goals, understand the technical nuances of projects, and see that their colleagues’ best work often happens when they’re uninterrupted. The greater challenge is communicating with non-technical teams. Often, these…
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Content Marketing Writer (former)
community May 23, 2018

How Stack Overflow for Teams Fits into the Community

Back when I was a full-time programmer and there was some code someone struggled with, it was a common practice to ask around in cubicle land. Sometimes you’d get lucky and find someone who know the answer right away or knew where to look in the documentation. When Stack Overflow launched, I cultivated a habit…
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Community Manager (former)
for-work May 16, 2018

Helping Teams Get Started

How we tested, designed, and built a brand-new Team onboarding process Two weeks ago, we released Stack Overflow for Teams—a way for teams to share information privately. A ton of work over the last year has been done to release this exciting new product. This post goes into how we designed the custom Team onboarding…
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Senior Product Designer (former)
company May 3, 2018

Stack Overflow for Teams is Now Available

It’s here. After months of designing, building, testing, and beta-ing, we’re happy to announce that as of today, Stack Overflow for Teams has launched and is available to everyone! The What & Why Of Stack Overflow for Teams It often feels like developers have to know everything, constantly juggling dozens of tools, languages, libraries, and frameworks.…
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Former GM, Teams & Enterprise
for-work May 2, 2018

How to Get Manager Approval to Buy Stack Overflow for Teams

If you’re a developer or engineering manager, you may not have the purchasing power to buy a new tool or piece of software—but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have an impact on the process. Since you already use Stack Overflow to get answers to your coding problems, it’s likely that you’d naturally use a private…
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Marketing (Former)
community February 8, 2018

Updating Navigation for Stack Overflow, Enterprise, and Stack Exchange Sites

This post refers to “Channels”, a product which is now called “Teams.” This post is part of a series on how we’re making Channels, the thinking behind the product, and insight into the process. Read “How We’re Designing Channels” and “Why Channels” for more background info. In his post, How We’re Designing Channels, Kurtis wrote that…
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Community Design Lead
company December 4, 2017

How We’re Designing Channels

This post refers to “Channels”, a product which is now called “Teams.” This post is part of a series on how we’re making Channels, the thinking behind the product, and insight into the process. We’ve got smart people working on smart solutions, and continue looking to the community and alpha/beta testers as we iterate toward launch. Read…
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Product Creative Director (former)
company November 9, 2017

Why Channels?

This post refers to “Channels”, a product which is now called “Teams.” As we continue to work on Channels, we wanted to share with you our vision, the thinking behind the product and its intricacies, and insight into the process behind developing it. Not all product problems have been solved, and we hope that we can…
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Product Manager (former)
community July 11, 2017

Introducing Channels: Private Q&A for Your Team

This post refers to “Channels”, a product which is now called “Teams.” Here’s What We’re Working on and How You Can Get Involved On Stack Overflow, a question gets asked once, answered, and then becomes a central point of knowledge for thousands of others who read it on our site. But what about developers who…
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Associate Software Developer