Community Update  ·  April 01, 2021

(April Fools 2021)🐟🦑Plankton Sized Changes to CodeDay 🐡🦐

Lola Egherman, Program Manager

Hi everyone,

It is with a heavy heart that I would like to announce the retirement of the CodeDay Executive Director, Tyler Menezes. Tyler has been instrumental in everything from the early days of CodeDay up until current day to day operations, and over the last seven years, has helped introduce computer science to thousands of students. Tyler leaves behind a program with a very bright (and wet) future ahead of it – and we’d like to give a huge thank you for his contributions and help shaping CodeDay into the event and organization that it is today.

However, this future is going to look very different from the times in the past. No longer being restricted by Tyler’s vision, our team is making significant changes to the program.

As the new executive director of CodeDay, I plan will be making just a few tiny changes to the program. Very tiny, very small. Miniscule even. Not large. Not even medium. Small.

We simply believe that the goal of CodeDay, to bring computer science to students, is misguided. Instead, we will be introducing the wonderful pastime of fishing to as many students as we can. 

For this reason, we will now be known as Cod Day. Instead of hackathons, we will have fish-a-thons – 24 hour events on a pier where you compete to catch the most fish possible.

Just like I said, small changes. You might be asking yourself questions like “Why such a dramatic change?”, “What’s so good about fishing?”, and “What are your qualifications for this position again?”

Well, let me explain, because it’s really quite simple: Can you get version errors when fishing? Can you forget to save files when fishing? Are there bugs in fishing? No, of course not. See, fishing takes everything bad about coding, and replaces it with fishing. Simple. At the end of the day, “the worst day fishing is better than the best day coding”.

I hope all of you are as excited about these changes as I am. I look forward to answering any questions you may have about these changes. And lastly, see you all at our first ever fish-a-thon!

(april fools)

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