Stack Overflow isn’t very welcoming. It’s time for that to change.

We love and believe in Stack Overflow. But sometimes, loving something means caring enough to admit that it has a problem.

Let’s start with the painful truth:

By Joakim Roubert. Source: https://pixabay.com/en/lego-unicorn-toy-671593/

Yes, we really have a problem.

All these experiences add up to making Stack Overflow a very unwelcoming place for far too many.

By wiredforlego. Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wiredforsound23/6948090750

We’ve struggled to put our money where our <3 was.

Modified with permission. By Chris Salt. Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oblongpictures/5250948891

Getting to the <3 of the problem. (Here’s where we plan to start.)

We still <3 and are proud of what we’ve done together.

Former EVP of Culture and Experience and General Manger of Stack Overflow. Internet Street Name: Jaydles.

Former EVP of Culture and Experience and General Manger of Stack Overflow. Internet Street Name: Jaydles.