Stack Overflow Champion

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Advanced Challenges

Learning Outcomes

  1. Basic understanding of what stack overflow is.

  2. Why it's important.

  3. Use of stack overflow.

  4. How it can help you career.

Description

Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers. This means a platform for developers to ask questions and receive answers from a large community of developers. Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for anyone that codes to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. More than 50 million unique visitors come to Stack Overflow each month to help solve coding problems, develop new skills, and find job opportunities.

 

What makes Stack Overflow different from other similar Q&A sites is just the raw number of the community and the quality they bring. This means that as a developer or just any person interested in getting an answer to a programming/development related problem you can get access to some of the best minds in the world by using Stack Overflow.

 

Here are just a few of the stats:

  • 50+ Million Monthly Visitors to Stack Overflow.

  • 51,000 Average # of Developers on Site Right Now.

  • 7 Visits Average Per User, Each Month.

  • 14,000,000+ Questions.

  • 19,000,000+ Answers.

  • 7.5 Billion Times a Developer Got Help.

 

 

Stack Overflow can be used not only for Q&A but also for various other reasons some of which are listed:

  • Talent acquisition.

  • Advertising.

  • Enterprise.

 

Given the raw stats and uses above it becomes a requirement for most developers to become apart of this community if not to contribute but to not be left behind as the community is active and always updating.

 

Stack Overflow can also help your career if you are willing to put the time and effort. One such way Stack Overflow can help your career is that it can be a way of proving that you have worked with certain technologies as there will be a history of questions and answers. Another way in which Stack Overflow can help your career is that when employees look for people to hire they can easily find you if are an active member of Stack Overflow.

 

 

The exercise for this challenge is to create a Stack Overflow account and upload a screenshot of your profile or upload a screenshot of a question you have asked or perhaps answered. (Please check to see if any other similar questions exist first).

Learning Resources

To Complete, follow these steps :

Go through the learning resources given above, 

Step 1 :

Upload the deliverable

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Step 2 :

Answer the questions 

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Step 3 :

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