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community December 11, 2019

The Loop #1: How we conduct research on the Community team

If you work on a product that’s ever benefited from research – whether that’s talking directly to users, analyzing experiment data, or any number of other research methods – you know how indispensable these inputs are for making the right decisions. But how do you decide which methods to use and when? How do you know if you’re spending the right amount of time on research? How do you know when it’s time to change your research methods?
Avatar for Donna Choi
Community Design Lead
insights October 16, 2019

Coding Salaries in 2019: Updating the Stack Overflow Salary Calculator

Today we are launching the 2019 update to the Stack Overflow Salary Calculator, a tool that allows developers and employers to understand representative salaries for the software industry based on experience level, location, education, and specific technologies. This is the third year we have released our salary calculator, and we continue to use the same…
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Data Scientist (former)
community September 26, 2019

Research update: Improving the question-asking experience

Hi, my name is Lisa. 👋 I am a Product Designer on the Community Product team and I’m excited to provide this month’s UX research update! If you’ve asked a question recently, you may have noticed some changes to the question-asking form. This is the result of months of research reviewing the question-asking experience on…
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Product Designer
community August 22, 2019

Research Update: Impact of the Ask Question Wizard

Welcome to this month’s installment of Stack Overflow research updates! Since November of last year, my colleague Donna Choi and I have been posting (over on Meta) bite-size updates about the quantitative and qualitative research we use to make decisions at Stack Overflow. As of this month, we are posting these updates here on the…
Avatar for Julia Silge
Data Scientist (former)
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
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)