Yesterday was Spreadsheet Day, and we celebrated the 35th anniversary of the VisiCalc release and shipping date.
The celebration is getting more popular every year, and below are some of the articles that I found yesterday.
Thanks to everyone who participated!
Happy Spreadsheet Day 2014! This is the 35th anniversary of the VisiCalc launch date in 1979, so I hope that you have some special celebrations planned.
If you’re not sure how Spreadsheet Day began, you can read the history here.
Spreadsheet Day is now listed in the Days of the Year website, so you can show that page to your boss, when you ask to have the day off, as an official holiday.
Here are a few of the spreadsheet articles that I found recently, that you might find useful:
- Randall Bolten lists 19 spreadsheet tips that will make you a faster and better spreadsheet user. There are 2 categories – Instant payoff tips, and long-term payoff tips.
- Did you know that you can use a function to display images in a Google spreadsheet? Learn that tip, and 9 more things you can do.
This looks interesting – the Analytics section of INFORMS is holding its 3rd annual Spreadsheet Guru contest.
In case you’ve never heard of them, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.), management science, and analytics. You might be familiar with its Spreadsheet Productivity Research Interest Group (SPRIG).
Happy Spreadsheet Day 2013! In honour of this special occasion, here is a collection of my favourite spreadsheet tweets from this year.
I collect and post Excel tweets every Friday on my Excel Theatre blog. They give an interesting glimpse into the strange and wonderful ways that people use (and abuse) spreadsheets.
And remember, onions and spreadsheets don’t mix!