Happy Pi Day!

Today marks one of my favorite days of the year: Pi Day.

Each year, on March 14th (or 3 / 14), people around the world choose this day to celebrate one of the most important mathematical constants, represented by the Greek letter Pi (π). What I love the most about this day is that I seem to learn something new about Pi each time it comes around. All around the internet, people will share their favorite uses of Pi as well as interesting facts and stories involving the number. It’s a great way to brush up on your math skills, and a fun social activity.

Last year, when Pi Day came around, I knew I wanted to make something to celebrate the day. I was in the middle of writing a number of command line tools using the Go programming language, and because of this, I decided the best way for me to honor Pi Day was to write a quick command line game that could help people memorize the number Pi (to a maximum of 50 digits in the case of my game).

Below, you will find a link to the game on my GitHub. Feel free to check out the source. The game is far from earth-shattering, but I’m glad I was able to take a moment to relax and enjoy the process of making something simple and fun. As a quick note, you will need to have Go installed to build the game or run it directly.

Have fun testing your memorization skills, and again, Happy Pi Day!