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About Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow is empowering the world to build technology through collective knowledge.

Millions of people come to Stack Overflow’s public platform every month making it one of the most popular websites in the world.

Stack Overflow’s products include a private knowledge sharing and collaboration platform, Stack Overflow for Teams, sub-communities called Collectives™ on Stack Overflow that connect users to the technologies they use most, Stack Overflow Advertising, and Stack Overflow Talent. Organizations such as Bloomberg, Expensify, Instacart, Microsoft, Zapier, and more work with Stack Overflow to help them centralize information, increase efficiency, and build faster. Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow is headquartered in New York.

What we do

As the most trusted knowledge sharing and collaboration platform, Stack Overflow has three core products:

The Public Platform

Stack Overflow is where developers and technologists go to gain and share knowledge. Stack Exchange is for non-technical questions and answers such as cooking, biology, and more.

Stack Overflow for Teams

Where developers and technologists can share private, organization-specific knowledge with coworkers asynchronously.

Reach & Relevance

Where companies can build their brands and reach the world’s largest audience of developers and technologists through Employer Branding , Advertising , and Collectives™ on Stack Overflow , which are sub-communities that help people more easily adopt and deploy the technologies they use most.

Fast Facts

Stack Overflow is a company created by developers, for developers, transforming how people work

Founded in 2008 by Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood, two developers who wanted to make coding resources more accessible for all.
Prosus acquired Stack Overflow for $1.8B in August 2021 , adding the company to their robust education technology portfolio.
Thousands of customers work with Stack Overflow to centralize documentation and improve efficiency, including teams at Microsoft, Bloomberg, Chevron, Instacart, Expensify, Zapier, and more.
Millions of people visit Stack Overflow’s network every month, making it one of the most popular websites in the world.
Stack Overflow has helped developers over 50 billion times through its public Q&A forum and its private Teams forums.

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