September 9th is Tester's Day
Happy Testers Day

Happy Tester's Day!

Take a moment to celebrate and announce to the world that September 9th is Tester's Day. 
What is the origin of Tester's Day being celebrated on September 9th? It goes back to 1947 and the first actual computer bug. It wasn't a bit of code gone wrong – it was an actual dead moth shorting out the relay on the Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator. 
It is debated who found the bug, but a scientist taped that dead bug in the log book with a note: "First actual case of bug being found." Because this person included the word "actual" in their comment, it can be interpreted that other types of computer bugs had already been found. 
The scientists went on to popularize the terms "bug" and "debug," squashing them into the standard language of computer programming.
Another interesting fact: "Bug" wasn't a new term but already existed in the engineering lexicon, dating back as far as 1887 with Thomas Edison. It also landed in Webster's Second International Dictionary in 1934.
Let everyone know that as a tester you are making the world better, safer, and more fun with the social media graphic above! Happy Tester's Day!

A Small Gift of Appreciation

ASTQB and AT*SQA don't have the ability to drop off coffee and donuts to all the software testers out there on September 9th, but we do have a gift in mind. If you are certified through ASTQB, on September 9th, 2022, stop by the ASTQB and AT*SQA Facebook pages. Follow both and send a Facebook message to either ASTQB or AT*SQA. Just type, "Am I appreciated?" Maggie from the support team has a limited number of surprise gifts for those who send us that message!

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