Happy Programmer’s Day

I just read that yesterday (September 13) was Happy Programmer’s Day. Programmer’s Day — a recognition day that started in Russia, but has been adopted by many countries. While it is great that there is a day recognizing the contribution of programmers to society. It is celebrated on the 256th day of each year (September 13 during common years and on September 12 in leap years).


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    It Is Programmer Day – Why So Apathetic?

    Programmers Day comes around every year and yet each year it seems to be increasingly ignored. Why, when we are trying to encourage children to take up all things computing, is Programmers Day such a big flop?


  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Programmers Day – Why So Apathetic?

    What are you going to do for Programmer Day?

    Here are the usual suggestions:

    Speak in code (or pseudocode) all day

    Decorate a tree with zeros and ones to make a binary tree

    Make Happy Programmer Day cards using ASCII art

    Have a contest for the best binary pun / programming joke

    Have a programmer themed cocktail

    Are these just too tired?

    What about:

    Teach someone to program just a little bit.

    Explain why programming is a mode of thought that is incredibly effective.

    Point out to an assembled group of people what the world would be like without software.

    Describe how much better the world would be if EVERYONE could think algorithmically so getting to real solutions rather than just expressing vague desires about “a better world”.


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