Code Offsets are a novel way to offset crap code.
It works like carbon offseting. You know you're going to write a few rough lines, so pay it forward to make less bad code overall.
Have you ever written a line of bad code... or twenty? Relax, it happens to the best of us. What's important is what you do next.
When you purchase a pack of Code Offsets, the proceeds go to our partner organization TECH CORPS, a nonprofit group that helps promote good code through education.
Featuring some of the most notable characters from computing's history, we've designed nine different bills, each offsetting a select amount of bad code.
Proceeds from Code Offsets currently benefit TECH CORPS.
TECH CORPS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring K-12 students have equal access to technology programs, skills, and resources that enhance early learning and prepare them for college and career.
TECH CORPS develops technology programs and deploys tech-savvy talent to assist K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations across the country.
It disrupts our jobs, hides in our homes, and stows away in our cars. It’s probably even in your pocket more often than not.
Bad code is a problem that affects everyone, and with Code Offsets you can finally do something about it.
Now that you've read our alarmist and overblown examples, you can be part of the solution and offset bad code today!
In 1990, a single line of code led to a mechanical failure in one of AT&T's key switching centers.
The center shut down unexpectedly, and when it came back online it sent a message to other switching centers causing them to reset.
The result? Over 70 million calls went unanswered! Don’t let bad code drop your call!
Knight Capital Group was a well-respected market-making company, at least until 2012. On the morning of August 1st, for only half an hour, their trading software malfunctioned. It bought high, and sold low on hundreds of different stocks.
In just that short window, the company lost $440M, decimating their reputation and stock price.
Don’t let bad code cost you (or anyone else) so dearly.
The year 2003, the place; a hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In the blink of an eye, 8,500 lives were snuffed out by bad code. Kinda.
Due to a mapping error, every patient who had a procedure at the hospital was reported dead to the Social Security office, their insurance, and ultimately, themselves. Of course, none of them were actually dead, which makes the whole thing a bit awkward.
Don’t stand for digital murder, eliminate bad code.