Programmers’ Day is an annual holiday dedicated to programmers on September 13th. Some people think that programmers are just lazy people who didn’t want to look for a real job. This is a big mistake. Thanks to specialists in the IT field, it became possible to optimize the work at any enterprise. In the age of global computerization, the stability and efficiency of companies often rests on programmers.
Initially, this holiday appeared in Russia. In 2002, IT specialists Valentin Balt and Mikhail Chervyakov collected a petition with a large number of signatures for the state to establish Programmers’ Day. They made it! The relevant law was signed by Russian President Medvedev. After that, the holiday became popular in other countries.
This profession arose back in 1834, when Charles Babbage invented the first computing device that analyzed data based on a written program. The specialty developed greatly in the second half of the 20th century, when computers and prototypes of modern computers were actively created.
Today, programming is a sought-after and highly paid profession. IT employees are required in almost every enterprise.
- The date of September 13 was not chosen by chance. This is the 256th day of the year. This number in programming is an eight-bit byte, obtained by raising two to the eighth power. And when translated into a binary coding system, 256 is 100.
- The first officially registered programming language, FORTRAN, appeared in 1956.
- Programmers must constantly learn as technology continues to evolve.
How to take part
Congratulate your friends and acquaintances who work in this field on Programmers’ Day. If you want to learn how to program, then this day is a great opportunity to sign up for courses, watch tutorial videos, and try to create programs yourself.
If you want to create something new, you can assemble a team of like-minded people and start working together.
When is Programmers’ Day celebrated in 2023?
Programmers’ Day is observed on September 13 each year.