Today we celebrate the people who create the software behind our favorite websites, digital gadgets, appliances, and vehicles. By the way, although women hold only little percentage of all professional IT jobs in the world, the first programmer in history was a British countess named Ada Lovelace. She was a mathematician and wrote the first algorithm intended for a computer.
To celebrate the occasion, hug your favorite programmer, try your hand at coding, or read up about all the amazing innovations that have come from programmers!
What is International Programmers’ Day?
International Programmers’ Day was launched in 2007 to honor programmers. The day is celebrated in many countries. International Programmers’ Day celebrates the positive changes that programmers make to improve our everyday lives.
When is International Programmers’ Day?
Many people observe International Programmers’ Day on the 256th day of the year because “256” (28) 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. It is usually held on September 13.
Softneta celebrates International Programmers’ Day today with some yummy treats – what programmer doesn’t like something sweet to eat? That is how we say thank you to our programmers!