International Systems Engineer Day is celebrated around the world on November 25th. This special holiday is dedicated to the most important specialists in the world – systems engineers, who make our lives more comfortable and easier. We may not even realize it, but we rely on the things a systems programmer is responsible for on a daily basis. We only remember them when something goes wrong – which is a shame. The purpose of the holiday is to bring awareness about the importance of the work of these masters.
The holiday was founded quite recently by the creators of the website www.systemsengineerday.com. The resource offers useful information about the importance of the profession, and is worth exploring. Activists, who understand the daily work engineers do, decided to thank them and attract society’s attention. Interestingly, systems engineers first appeared in 1940, and professional courses for them were created 10 years later. Engineering itself dates back to the times when people needed to transform the world around them and make it more comfortable, inventing suitable devices. The first attempt to classify engineering is credited to Vitruvius and his book Ten Books on Architecture, where he talked about the importance of inventions, schematics, and practical experience.
- Systems engineering was successfully implemented during the Second World War, with all parties to the conflict using it to improve many parameters.
- The discipline is not considered accessible to everyone, as it requires either strong motivation or an unprecedented interest.
- Specialists are well aware of the principles of system operation and strive to improve them.
How to take part
If you know any systems engineers, thank them by sending a card or treats. Organize a holiday party and invite friends from the field. Learn more about the profession and spread awareness about it.
When is International Systems Engineer Day celebrated in 2023?
International Systems Engineer Day is observed on the last Friday in November each year.