What’s special about October 24th? One should look no further than http://www.InfoPlease.com/dayinhistory/October-24. There you’ll find that in 1901 Anna Edson Taylor was the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Her Wikipedia page leaves out a little-known, but extraordinarily important fact: she went over the falls, driven mad by having to program in COBOL.
Please, PLEASE, do not let the same thing happen to you. Keep your skills sharp and on the cutting edge. Keep yourself aware of the important things happening in the IT industry, and keep yourself tied in with great networks where you can find wonderful opportunities to keep you engaged, empowered, and motivated – and out of a barrel going over Niagara Falls.
CodeMash 2012 registration opens today at 10:24.
Do NOT delay or fool around. A barrel and ignominy awaits those who miss out.