The famous mathematical constant 𝝅 (pi), originally defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, is approximately equal to 3.14159 - that makes the 14th of March (3rd month) the perfect day to celebrate this mathematical construct ;-)
You can google "pi" and check out the cool functions of Googles' built-in calculator. Also you can dive deep to the Wikipedia article about "Pi" and discover the unbelievable influence of this little constant to our life.
Douglas Adams (1952-2001) was a famous author, scriptwriter and humorist. He is best known for the "The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy", a must-read not only for nerds and geeks ;-) The story was originated as a radio comedy back in 1978 but then was released as a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies.
If you haven't read the Hichhikers' Guide - today is the day to do it. If you know it... just read it one more time. In any other case... just think about the meaning of life, the universe and everything (spoiler alarm - it's 42).
In 2001 seventeen software developers met to discuss a way for more lightweight and flexible software development methotologies. They came up with the agile manifesto, the base work for todays agile software development methodologies like SCRUM. The four main statements are:
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan
You can read a book about agile methodologies and remember that todays short release cycles for many software applications are the result of agile software development.
Geekdays are a kind of holidays for computer enthusiasts. Sometimes informative, sometimes crazy and mostly just a bit of fun, geekdays remind us of interesting facts about computer history and associated topics.
When you closely look at our wall calendar, you'll discover named days in grey color. On those days a little blog article can be found here explaining why this is an interesting day (at least for IT people) and how to celebrate it.
Have a lot of fun...