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Stare dad stirkes

Last week we had our 4th Coderetreat in Budapest with about 15 participants. This time I was an organizer along with Athos, and we decided to advertise the event at several different meetups. While preparing slides for the talks we realized that on one of the slides we had some free space we could not really fill... so we came up with the idea of putting an image macro there. And that's how Uncle Bane was born:

Uncle Bob will probably approve this message...

That kind of unleashed an entire flow of crazy meme ideas, so I decided to popularize the Coderetreat event by posting these memes on the groups Facebook page. (Check them here.) The meme that turned out to be the most successful was this one:

Stare dad

That's exactly how I'd react...


It was shared and re-shared, and liked by a lot of people. After I posted the original Hungarian version of this on Facebook the daily reach of the page jumped from about 20-30 to an all time high 10000. Talk about viral spread...

Stare dad effect

Not a hat, not a snake that ate an elephant, just the Stare dad effect...

I found that quite interesting... especially since the other memes did not have such a dramatic viral effect. However I'm really glad that this caught on: it means that there are craftsmen in Hungary, who believe in Test Driven Development, people who know that quality is one of the most important values in our industry.