What is community-led growth and why does it matter? How does Stack Overflow think about its developer community? What are the best strategies to grow and retain a developer focused community?
In this episode, Dr. Mihir Pathak, Chief Strategy Officer of Stack Overflow discusses what it takes to grow products organically via communities, why content matters, how developers think, and how CMOs and CPOs should think about growing their product and reach via a developer platform.
About the Speakers:
Dr. Mihir Pathak is the Chief Strategy Officer and member of the executive team at Stack Overflow. Prior to joining Stack Overflow, Dr. Pathak worked as a strategist and researcher at McKinsey & Co.; a Presidential Management Fellow and Legislative Affairs Specialist for Congress and NASA; a Policy Adviser for the National Economic Council in the Obama Administration at the White House; and a Research Scientist at the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Ames Research Center, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Pathak received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in mechanical engineering with a concentration in thermal physics and cryogenics.
Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow partners with businesses to help them understand, hire, engage, and enable the world's developers. It serves 100 million developers every month, making it one of the 50 most popular websites in the world. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Union Square Ventures, GIC and Bezos Expeditions.