50 Trivia Fact Questions For Programmers, Engineers & Geeks

Q: Who invented Javascript?
A: Brendan Eich

Q: Who invented Ruby on Rails?
A: David Heinmeier Hanson

Q: Who invented Ruby?
A: Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto

Q: Who invented Bitcoin?
A: Satoshi Nakamoto

Q: Who invented HTML?
A: Tim Berners-Lee

Q: What is binary code?
A: A coding system using the binary digits 0 and 1 to represent a letter, digit, or other character in a computer or other electronic device.

Q: What is a computer virus?
A: An infective agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat, is too small to be seen by light microscopy, and is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host.

Q: Who is the most famous hacker?
A: Kevin Mitnick

Q: Who founded Facebook?
A: Mark Zuckerburg

Q: Who was the twins who accredited themselves to founding Facebook?
A: The Winklevoss Twins

Q: Who is Steve Wozniak?
A: Founder of Apple, Steve Jobs business partner.

Q: What is VIM?
A: A text editor often used by coders.

Q: Who was the first programmer?
A: Ada Lovelace.

Q: True or false, is Javascript compiled?
A: False

Q: What was the original name for JAVA?

Q: When was the first computer virus created?
A: 1983

Q: How many total programming languages are there?
A: 698

Q: Who invented Git?
A: Linus Torvalds

Q: What is Git?
A: Git is a version-control system for tracking changes in computer files and coordinating work on those files among multiple people. It is primarily used for source-code management in software development, but it can be used to keep track of changes in any set of files.

Q: Who invented Perl?
A: Larry Wall

Q: Who invented the computer mouse?
A: Douglas Engelbart at Xerox

Q: Who was the famous creator of Apple Computers?
A: Steve Jobs

Q: What year did Steve Jobs die?
A: 2011

Q: What did Bill Gates invent?
A: Microsoft

Q: What is software?
A: The programs and other operating information used by a computer.

Q: What year did the .com boom/bubble end?
A: 2001

Q: Who is the famous friend of everyone and founder of Myspace?
A: Tom Anderson

Q: What is the agile development term for when engineers meet every morning, standing in a circle and discuss their work in progress?
A: A standup

Q: Who founded the popular website “Github”?
A: Chris Wanstrath

Q: What year did the first iPhone come out?
A: 2007

Q: What size is a gigabyte?
A: Equal to one billion bytes.

Q: What is the square removable storage device found in computers in the late 90’s?
A: A floppy disk.

Q: What is the term for wireless internet?
A: Wifi

Q: What happens at a “LAN Party”?
A: A group of people play video games with computers connected to one another.

Q: What is the short acronym often used in describing text messaging?

Q: What is a storage port often found in modern computers but recently discontinued by Apple computers?
A: USB port

Q: What is T9?
A: T9 is a predictive text technology for mobile phones, originally developed by Tegic Communications, now part of Nuance Communications. T9 stands for Text on 9 keys.

Q: What does IBM stand for?
A: International Business Machines

Q: What year was Steve Jobs fired from Apple Computers?
A: 1985

Q: What is the name for a remote computer that often stores websites and applications accessed by many visitors?
A: A server

Q: True or false, did Steve Jobs ever take LSD?
A: True

Q: What does LAN stand for?
A: Local Area Network

Q: When describing your internet speed, what does “Mbps” stand for?
A: Megabits Per Second

Q: What is the worlds most popular brand behind computer chips?
A: Intel

Q: What is a motherboard in a computer?
A: A printed circuit board containing the principal components of a computer or other device, with connectors into which other circuit boards can be slotted.

Q: What did “PC” stand for?
A: Personal Computer

Q: What is a popular website where users vote up and down stories, pictures and other shared material?
A: Reddit

Q: What is the popular company behind “Photoshop”?
A: Adobe

Q: Who invented the first computer?
A: Charles Babbage

Q: Who is Alan Turing?
A: Alan Turing was a British scientist and a pioneer in computer science. During World War II, he developed a machine that helped break the German Enigma code. He also laid the groundwork for modern computing and theorized about artificial intelligence.

Q: What is the keyboard key at the very top left of the keyboard?
A: The escape key

author: patrick algrim
About the author

Patrick Algrim is an experienced executive who has spent a number of years in Silicon Valley hiring and coaching some of the world’s most valuable technology teams.

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