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company March 27, 2018

Quantum Computing Site Launches with the Help of Strangeworks

Last week, we rolled out our latest feature designed to help tech industry leaders engage more directly with the developer community. In a partnership with Strangeworks, Stack Exchange launched the Quantum Computing Q&A site at the SXSW Convergence Keynote in Austin, TX. During his Keynote, Strangeworks Founder and CEO William “whurley” Hurley discussed how quantum…
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Marketing (Former)
NavigatingStackOverflow
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
2017inReview
community January 31, 2018

Stack Exchange 2017 in Review

“It’s a life’s work to see yourself for what you really are and even then you might be wrong.”—Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men You know the old saw about how 90% of an iceberg is hidden under water? At Stack Overflow, we strive to be a reverse iceberg by sharing as much as…
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Community Manager (former)
WinterbashFarewell
community January 10, 2018

Farewell, Winter Bash 2017!

Last week, we bid farewell to Winter Bash and packed our Greatest Hats back into their boxes. It’s always a little sad to see the hats get put away for the year, but I always like to soothe my sorrows by reminiscing. (It’s only been a week and I’m nostalgic already.) These hat shots came…
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Director of Community Management
community December 12, 2017

Winter Bash 2017: Greatest Hits Hats!

The Northern Hemisphere temperatures are dropping and the Gregorian New Year draws close. Across Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network, thousands of avatars’ ears grow chilly. It’s the season to warm them up… with hats! But not just any hats: in celebration of the 6th anniversary of Winter Bash¹, some of the most beloved…
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Director of Community Management
community January 9, 2017

Say Farewell to Winter Bash 2016!

Another year has ended, and with that, it’s time to put all the hats back in their boxes. Winter Bash 2016 has come to an end! Over past three weeks, we’ve had ups and downs (err bugs) with hats, but overall, it was a massive success. It appeared that there was fun to be had,…
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Database Administrator at Stack Overflow
community December 19, 2016

It’s Hat Season…Announcing Winter Bash 2016

Another year is rapidly coming to an end, which means it’s time for some fun. Fun with hats! That’s right, it’s time for our annual event that brings joy to all and creates hat-fanatics everywhere… Winter Bash! Starting today through the end of the day on 8 January 2017, you’ll be able to earn and…
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Database Administrator at Stack Overflow
community June 24, 2016

Learn More About Your Site with the SE Data Explorer. Here’s How!

Have you ever wanted to get a statistic about your favorite Stack Exchange site, but been baffled by exactly how to do that? The Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE) may be just what you’re looking for. SEDE was created to make it easy to query and browse the public data that we release periodically for…
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Community Manager (Former)
community January 6, 2016

Winter Bash 2015: Hats Off

And here we are again, at the end of another Winter Bash, the annual Stack Exchange celebration where the hats are made up and the points don’t matter. Who Wore It Best? Most of the fun of Winter Bash is, of course, seeing the actual hats on avatars. So let’s kick off with some pictures!…
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Community Manager (Former)
community December 14, 2015

Announcing Winter Bash 2015

Another calendar year is ending, which can mean only one thing. It’s time once again for the event that brings joy to all (with a slight helping of dismay for our friends in the southern hemisphere1): Winter Bash! Starting now and going until the end of the day on Jan. 3, 2016, you’ll once again…
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Community Manager (Former)
company January 20, 2015

Andreessen Horowitz Invests in Stack Exchange

Stack Exchange Raises $40m Today Stack Exchange is pleased to announce that we have raised $40 million, mostly from Andreessen Horowitz. Everybody wants to know what we’re going to do with all that money. First of all, of course we’re going to gold-plate the Aeron chairs in the office. Then we’re going to upgrade the…
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Co-founder & Chairman of the Board