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Wanted: Clever Dev. Slogans for T-shirts

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Curator's Note: Jeff Blankenburg, a Windows Phone/.NET evangelist, had a good idea for sharing t-shirt ideas.  DZone is also constantly looking for new t-shirt ideas so we can reward active community members.  Leave your ideas in the comments and you may see your idea become a reality!

For those of you that have met me in person, you know I have a tendency to wear t-shirts with clever, ironic, and sometimes just arrogant words or artwork on them.  But as I’ve looked around the landscape of the shirts that are being offered anymore, there are very few that truly appeal to software developers.

So, I was thinking about what kinds of sayings, pictures, or bold statements YOU might wear on a t-shirt.  Here’s a few I’ve seen in real life that are in the vein of what I’m looking for:

  • “your phone sucks”
  • “VB6 developers can’t see sharp.”
  • “</head><body>” (right under the neck of the shirt)
  • “I don’t always test my code, but when I do, I prefer to do it IN PRODUCTION.”
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Mitch Pronschinske replied on Mon, 2012/06/18 - 3:39pm

Here are some of my favorite ideas that I've had for developer t-shirt slogans or designs.  Let me know if any of these would be particularly awesome to receive:

  • It's Not MAGIC, It's CODE (Don't tell my boss!)
  • I Became a Programmer… Because I Was a Terrible Ninja
  • Multithreaded T-Shirt
  • Code Thug
  • DevOperative  [For DevOps people, with some James Bond styling]
  • What part of… [some code snippet with clever hidden meaning] don't you understand?
  • The Beatings will Continue Until the Program is fixed! 
  • [this one is a little long-winded, but funny] Front: How many Java programmers does it take to change a light bulb?  Back: You’re still thinking procedurally.  A properly designed light bulb object would inherit a change method from a generic light bulb class, so all you’d have to do is send a light bulb change message.

Amit Choudhary replied on Tue, 2012/06/19 - 9:52am

Here are few -  


  • (On the front) .aspx or .xaml (On the back) Its always .cs
  • (On the frong) Do you respond slow? (On the back) Go Index yourself. - DB Speicalists
  • I am Microsoft and I can Google with Bing.
  •  (Front) Debug Mode (Back) Release Mode
  • Please excuse me.. I'm still BETA.


hope you like them. 

Jam Ball replied on Mon, 2014/09/22 - 2:00am

 This is the final round to decide the Florida Drupal User's Group logo. Once the decision is made, we'll be using some of the surplus money from Florida DrupalCamp to create stickers and other swag that we'll share with the various meetups around the state.

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