Calendar-2013

Last month, we started shipping the 2013 Software Craftsmanship motivational wall calendars out to customers. You can order yours at our new Telerik Gear store, which currently has just this one product (more on that later). If you haven’t seen these calendars before, this is actually the third year they’ve been produced, with the last two being published by NimblePros (now part of Telerik). You can check out some of the images from the previous years’ calendars, as well as a bit more history on Steve Smith’s blog about the 2013 Software Craftsmanship Calendar.

Since I know we developers like our stats, and a little bit of competition, I thought I’d share how things are going so far, from a geographic point-of-view.

Top 10 Countries by Number of Purchased Calendars in November 2012

Country

Calendars

United States

170

Germany

47

Norway

32

Canada

23

United Kingdom

19

Spain

8

Switzerland

8

Australia

7

Brazil

6

Denmark

6

So, at first glance, it appears that the United States is “winning” when it comes to software craftsmanship, but is it really? When we consider country population and look at the per capita purchases of calendars, we see a very different result:

Top 10 Countries, Calendars per Million People

Country

Calendars per Million People

Norway

6.34

Denmark

1.07

Switzerland

1.00

Ireland

0.87

Estonia

0.77

Canada

0.66

Austria

0.59

Germany

0.57

United States

0.54

Sweden

0.52

So it appears that Norway has by far the largest proportional representation of developers interested enough in Software Craftsmanship to hang up a motivational calendar on the subject – congrats! Are you folks from the rest of the world going to let Norway keep their #1 position? It wouldn’t take many more orders from Estonia to get them past Norway (China and India: you have your work cut out for you).

Thanks for the great interest in the calendars so far. Remember to order yours soon if you want them in time for the holidays or new year. Check out what others are saying about the Software Craftsmanship Calendar on Twitter, too.


About the Author

Steve Smith

is an Executive VP of Services for Telerik, as well as a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP. He’s passionate about software quality, and is a frequent speaker at software developer conferences. Steve has authored several courses on software development for Pluralsight, and you can find him online at ardalis.com or on twitter as @ardalis.

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