A few minutes ago, CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar posted a note to our blog to share the news that Stack Overflow has made the difficult decision to reduce our workforce by 58 people, or about 10% of our total staff. Impacted employees have now been notified, and have had a chance to speak with our People team about the practicalities of what comes next. These cuts were across the organization, impacting staff in both engineering and non-engineering roles (including our community team).
In order to support our colleagues as they go through this very difficult transition, we’re asking that you respect their privacy, and we will not be taking questions about who was impacted, though if you have questions about the time of transition, or more general questions about our direction and strategic priorities, please feel free to leave them as an answer below and I will try to get answers for as many of them as I can.
I am going to ask for your patience though, as I doubt that we’ll get answers to these today, given that our focus as an organization and as individuals is on supporting our colleagues through this period of change.