Celebrating Joel Kallman Day: Honoring a Remarkable Legacy

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On the second Tuesday of October, individuals from all corners of the world come together to celebrate Joel Kallman Day, a special occasion dedicated to honoring the memory and accomplishments of a remarkable individual. Joel Kallman, known for his exceptional contributions to the tech industry and his passion for community-building, is the inspiration behind this day. In this blog post, we will explore the significance of Joel Kallman Day and reflect on the legacy of the man whose spirit continues to inspire us.

Joel Kallman: A Brief Introduction

Joel Kallman was a visionary technologist and a passionate advocate for community engagement. He was a trailblazer in the world of software development, best known for his involvement in the creation of Oracle Application Express (APEX), a widely used platform for building scalable and secure web applications. His dedication to making technology accessible and empowering others was truly inspiring.

The Origins of Joel Kallman Day

Joel Kallman Day originated as a grassroots movement within the tech community to commemorate the life and contributions of Joel, who tragically passed away in March 2021. It serves as a day of reflection, remembrance, and celebration of his legacy. The second Tuesday of October was chosen for this special day as a tribute to Joel’s birthday, which falls on October 10th.

Community, Collaboration, and Learning

Joel Kallman was known for his unwavering commitment to fostering a sense of community within the tech world. He firmly believed in the power of collaboration and the idea that sharing knowledge and experiences benefits everyone. On Joel Kallman Day, we are encouraged to honor his legacy by embracing these principles. Whether you’re a software developer, a technology enthusiast, or simply someone who values the spirit of collaboration, this day provides an opportunity to connect with others, learn, and give back to the community.

Ways to Celebrate Joel Kallman Day

  1. Organize Tech Talks and Workshops: Share your knowledge and expertise with others in your field by hosting workshops, webinars, or tech talks.
  2. Volunteer and Mentor: Give back to the community by volunteering your time or offering mentorship to those looking to learn and grow in the tech industry.
  3. Open Source Contributions: Get involved in open source projects, just as Joel did with APEX. Contribute your skills and expertise to collaborative coding efforts.
  4. Reflect and Remember: Take a moment to remember Joel Kallman’s contributions and the positive impact he had on the tech community.
  5. Share on Social Media: Use the hashtag #JoelKallmanDay to share your experiences and celebrate the day with others.


Joel Kallman Day is a celebration of an individual who left an indelible mark on the world of technology and community-building. It reminds us of the importance of fostering collaboration, sharing knowledge, and giving back to the community. On this day, let us all come together to remember Joel’s legacy and continue the work he was so passionate about.

As we honor Joel Kallman’s memory on this special day, let us also remember that his influence continues to inspire countless individuals to make the world a better place through technology, community, and collaboration. Happy Joel Kallman Day!

A personal note

The entire blog above was generated (Chat-GPT), except for this chapter.

I cannot however publish a blog-post where our friend Joel is mentioned without reflecting on the relationship I had with him.

First time I met Joel was at the OGH (now NLOUG) conference APEX-World in Zeist. I think it was the last time the conference was helt at the Figi hotel there. I felt so honoured to have met him.

But I remember him on so much more occasions and am happy I was able to introduce him to my wife Indyra and son Eric one Saturday. It was this Saturday that we spent having a beer (or some..) at the monastery close to my home-town of Tilburg (https://uk.latrappetrappist.com/gb/en.html?uri=/content/latrappe/gb/en.html) We were practicing his presentation that he would do next Monday.. The result you can see below.

Joel, you are sill in our prayers.. I am convinced you are in the presence of the Lord we both love. If anybody ever showed to be worthy of such a privilege it is you. I think you for having been in my life.

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