The World is now in the year of the information era, and technology makes our world go around, but behind the scenes of all this greatness are the programmers who are solving problems with their great minds and clever code.
Today – September 13, or the 256th day of the year, we are celebrating “Programmers Day” to honor programmers and innovators who make our daily lives easier by making extraordinary software/systems by innovating and designing programs. This celebration is based on the binary code. Yes, you read it right! Every programmer worldwide knows that 256 is one of a kind.
According to National Today, 256 numbers are represented by an eight-bit byte 256 equals 2 to the eighth power. This digit makes it the highest power of two, less than 365. When translated to binary code, the day reads 1 0000 0000.” Sound Crazy right?
History of Programmers Day
In 2022, Russian programmers Valentin Balt and Michael Cherviakov request a petition to the Russian Government to declare a Day of Programmers but was failed not until 2009 the Ministry of Mass Media & Communication of Russia recognized Programmers Day as an official holiday and it was signed by President Dmitry Medvedev on September 11 in the same year. The said holiday is also celebrated on different days and in different countries. Some People also celebrate this holiday even before September 13.
This holiday is a simple way to tell them that we appreciate all their hard work and service. There is hardly anyone in the modern world who does not benefit from their great works. No matter which sector of Government/Organization you at programming is essential to day by day to function smoothly. Also, even if you have a small or large size company do need programmers to maintain their IT infrastructure. Programmers are needed to protect, secure, and continue the innovation of our technology.
“Sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday’s code.” – Dan Salomon