Spring 2016 Product Updates

Spring has sprung, and your Experts Exchange team has been hard at work building new products, improving old ones, and planning for the future… See what we’ve been up to and get a sneak peek at what’s coming next!

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EARN CASH ON EXPERTS EXCHANGE

New for 2016 is the ability for our members to earn cash for helping others! We have been hard at work on this functionality for quite some time, and are happy to share our success with you.

With these new product additions, it was also time to give our Hire Me feature an update. In doing so, you can be contacted directly through your profile for opportunities with Live, Gigs, and Careers. Set your availability preferences to make it easy for other members to find you and maximize this new earning opportunity. Polish your profile to start earning.

GET INSTANT HELP WITH LIVE

Instantly connect with others to give and receive 1:1 help. Live makes it easy to solve your technology issues, fast. New features include a shared code whiteboard, audible notifications, member reviews, and the ability to pause a conversation. Make yourself available, update your profile to include your skills, and earn money for your time! Connect instantly with Live.

FIND FREELANCE OPPORTUNITIES WITH GIGS

Hire freelancers to tackle technology projects or boost your freelancing business. Gigs helps connect talented members with those that need projects completed. New features include new project alerts, member reviews, an increased project budget, and more. Bid on open projects with Gigs.

LAND YOUR NEXT JOB WITH CAREERS

Take your career to the next level by providing open job opportunities from top companies from around the world. Browse jobs by location, salary, and more. Don’t forget to use your profile to stand out to potential employers. View job opportunities with Careers.

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SIMPLIFIED NAVIGATION

Building new products presented a unique challenge: how can our navigation support these additions? Enter, a new top navigation. After multiple rounds of user testing, iterations, and feedback, we unveiled our updated version.

This is more than just a design update; it’s a major improvement in functionality and usability. With fewer drop down menus and a simplified search bar, you are fewer clicks away from where you need to be. Take it for a spin.

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NEW TOPIC ADDITIONS

Technology is always evolving, and we continue to evolve alongside it. That’s why each month we are adding new topics to the site to stay on pace with rapid innovation and content. In the past few months a few dozen topics were added, including: Tor, Internet of Things (IoT), PayPal, Analytics, Cybersecurity, and more.

Check out the latest additions, and as always, feel free to author content in areas you are passionate about to earn points! Explore the new topics.

UPDATED QUESTION CLOSING PROCESS

We made some major improvements to the question closing process, making it easier for you to select multiple assisted solutions and edit point distributions directly on your question page. See the update.

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NEW ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

To support students as they pursue a higher education, we launched an annual scholarship contest. With multiple amounts available, the contest rewards students who showcase their technology knowledge and passion and give them an opportunity to chase their dreams. Share the contest with the students in your life.

A SECURE BROWSING EXPERIENCE

To provide our members with a safe and secure site wide browsing experience, we updated all URLs to require a secure connection (https://). This change prevents tampering with communications between Experts Exchange and your browser.


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About Leslie Bloom

Leslie is the Product Marketing Manager for Experts Exchange. With a strong background in design and communications, she has a passion for all things tech and all things California. She is here to share feature updates, resources and announcements as a member of the Experts Exchange team.