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Ben Nadel at NCDevCon 2016 (Raleigh, NC) with: George Garrett Neisler and Chris Bestall
Ben Nadel at NCDevCon 2016 (Raleigh, NC) with: George Garrett Neisler Chris Bestall ( @itallspins )

The 14th Annual Regular Expression Day - June 1st 2021

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For 14 years I've been trying to spread the joy - nay, the awesomeness - of Regular Expressions. And while my love of Regular Expressions continues to grow with each year, it turns out, so does the complexity and overhead of adulting. For the past few years, this day of reflection has snuck up on me. And, each year, it becomes harder and harder to plan anything fun. Throw in a global pandemic and a crazy-ass work schedule, and things get even worse. As such, I have nothing at all planned for this year.

But, I felt the need to at least document the Day since there is a comfort in knowing that Regular Expressions are there for us when we need them. They don't judge us for being tired, or overworked, or distracted, or depressed. They just sit there, waiting for their moment to shine. Like a dogo or a life-long friend.

And, here's to the eternal hope that next year, I'll actually have something fun planned!

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