Hello, my name is Charly and I’m a geek… and today, it’s time to celebrate.  May 25th is known internationally as Geek Pride Day, and whilst it’s just one of the many days we can celebrate our inner geek, there are three reasons why May 25th is considered the Geekiest day of the year:

  1. It’s Towel Day, the day two weeks after Douglas Adams’ passed in 2001 in which fans celebrate by keeping a towel handy a la The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.
  2. It’s the anniversary of the very first Star Wars movie, Episode IV: A New Hope, which was released on May 25, 1977.
  3. It marks the Glorious 25th of May, on which fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books wear lilac and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s, following the author’s 2007 diagnosis.

Historically, Geek Pride Day has been celebrated since 2006, originating as Día del Orgullo Friki in Spain.

In celebration of Geek Pride Day, I thought I would share a little of my inner geek

Just some of my DVD collection – I love my Sci Fi’s and Sci Fantasy….


Display your inner geek with a TShirt


Geek Pride: Learn a new Skill

Want to learn a new Geek Skill?  Code School is offering 48 hours of free learning from May 25th to 26th (not Australian time!).  Choose from over 28 courses, 1000 challenges and 130 educational videos and learn Ruby, Javascript, CSS/HTML or iOS!

Geek Pride:  Wearables and Gadgets

Get into the spirit with Gifts and Clothing from CafePress or Redbubble – and I’m sure there are a dozen’s of other places all sharing the fun (Google is your friend!).  Think Geek has an annual Geek Pride promotion too….

Geek Pride: CosPlay!

Of course, you could always do a CosPlay, or for those who aren’t up with the lingo – a Costume Play.  My daughter, CosPlayed Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony earlier this year and is planning her next costumes for SuperNova at the end of June:

CosPlay to celebrate Geek Pride Day


Of course, whatever you choose to do – let your Inner Geek out and celebrate being uniquely you.

About the Author Charly Dwyer

Charly has more than 30 years experience in the IT industry ranging from hands-on technical, to high-level business management, Charly has installed and configured computing equipment and has managed business contracts in excess of $25 million dollars.

As a result, Charly identifies the best way to integrate solutions and technologies for the most cost effective way to achieve a businesses outcome.

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