Do you know that we will celebrate International Programmer’s Day on 7 January? The aim is to celebrate the positive changes that programmers make to improve our everyday lives. The International Programmer’s Day is also popularly celebrated on the 256th day of the year, which is on 13 September or on 12 September in leap years.
Programmer is a person who creates computer software, a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work. The term computer programmer can refer to a specialist in one area of computers or to a generalist who writes code for many kinds of software.
International Programmers’ Day was launched in 2007 to honor programmers. The day is celebrated in many countries and is officially observed in Russia. In 2009 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree for the “Day of the Programmer” to be celebrated on the 256th day of the year. 256 is chosen because it is the number of distinct values that can be represented with an 8-bit byte, and 256 is the highest power of 2 that is less than 365, the number of days in a year.
If you have a programmer in your family, or one of your friends is a programmer, let us celebrate him / her by getting to know their works, acknowledging their achievements, or simply by giving them a gift, making them a cake, cooking them a lunch, anything! If you are a programmer, you should be proud because you are one of the people that make other people’s lives easier!
Have you been interested in coding or programming? Then the International Programmer’s Day is the perfect time to start learning!
What about you? Tell us your favorite International Programmer’s Day activity, or share your most memorable International Programmer’s Day celebration!