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Celebrate International Programmers’ Day With LambdaTest👨💻
Posted On: September 13, 2021
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“Make it work, make it right, make it fast.” – Kent Beck.
From the abacus to the VCR, we’ve moved through decades of technical evolution. Some of us still remember the time when there was no computer or any other digital equipment around, except for equipment like the refrigerator.
Nowadays, any place can be home to a supercomputer, and you don’t even need to know how to use it.
The question is, how did this happen? 🤔
The unnatural evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has increased exponentially, and many companies proclaim that AI will be the future. This is all because of just one reason, i.e., PROGRAMMING.
Modern society is built on clever bits of software, but behind every clever app, there are some people who have dedicated many hours of their lives to make our lives easier.
Who are these people?🕵️♂️
Here’s a hint:🧩
You are one of the millions who use software to plan, analyze, strategize, facilitate, and report. Well, you are not alone. If you are reading this article, you are using at least one application or software.
And we all know who they are!
It’s not every day that you get to celebrate a holiday, and programmers are no exception.
Since 2002, a day dedicated to programmers (or Programmer’s Day) has been celebrated on the 256th day of the year, and there is a reason behind it. Let’s go back into the history:
The History of Programmers’ Day 📚
Programmers’ Day, a holiday that honors computer programmers and software developers dates back to Russia in 2002. That year, Valentin Balt and Michael Cherviakov working for a software company called Parallel Technologies, petitioned the government of Russia for an official holiday to honor the contributions of all coders.
In Russia, this holiday is celebrated on January 21st. In 2008, President Vladimir Putin made it an official festival in Russia by signing a decree praising the contributions of all Russian coders and computer experts.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t until September 11, 2009, that the idea became a reality. However, the man responsible for making Programmers’ Day a reality is none other than the President of the Russian Federation and the Prime Minister of Russia (at the time), Dmitry Medvedev.
When does Programmers’ Day take place? 📅
Celebrated on the 256th day of the year (September 12th within a leap year and September 13th within a general year), Programmers’ Day commemorates the date programmer Dennis Ritchie created the C programming language. However, many people celebrate this day on January 7th, which seems to be the original (though unofficial) date for the celebration.
Unconsidered by the general public, the number 256 is very important in programming. Needless to say, Geeks and Programmers know the real potential of 0 and 1. The number 256 is used in the binary system. It is one of the numbers that can be written using an eight-bit byte. Eight is within 365, which are days in a year.
According to ProgrammerDay.info,
“If you are a programmer, you will notice that 1111 1111 is 255 rather than 256. However, the code is correct because it is the 256th value. January 1st is 0000 0000, so if you celebrate Programmer Day on the 255th day, you’re guilty of an off-by-one error.”
Now, we know why and when the Programmers’ Day is celebrated. It’s a special day to show your affection and appreciation for programmers. Remember that all they ever ask is to be respected, appreciated, and recognized for their hard work in building the applications that enhance our lives.
How LambdaTest is Celebrating Programmers’ Day💥
With the world celebrating Programmers’ Day in different ways, LambdaTest has come up with a Programmers’ Day Event to celebrate the hard work and passionate devotion of millions of programmers around the world.
As a part of this event, you will get to know some of our team members and influencers, who have contributed to the technical growth of LambdaTest.
We asked them the following questions:
- Why do you like being a programmer
- What has been your experience
- Any advice for anyone starting off
Check out what all things are lined up for Programmers Day at LambdaTest
You get the chance to spread positivity by appreciating your fellow programmers by choosing the most appropriate badge or award. Share it with your passionate programming mates, tag them on social media, and let the world know about their accomplishments. Also, help us make this a day to remember by making a video, meme, or anything else that shows how you become a better programmer.
And it’s not just all!
LambdaTest hails programmers! This Programmers’ Day, you have the chance to avail 15% discount on your signup on the LambdaTest platform and much more!
Get more details about it and the event on the LambdaTest Programmers’ Day Event page.
Other Ways You Can Celebrate Programmers’ Day 🎉
Programmers’ Day is a celebration for computer programmers of all levels to gather and share details about their favorite programming languages. Essentially, this is your opportunity to show your colleagues that you care about them and their work matters a lot to you.
Here are some of the ways you can have fun, celebrate the accomplishments of your loved ones, and support each other:
- Speak in some pseudocode all day. 🤔
- Try making a binary tree and decorate it with zeros and ones. 🎄
- Use ASCII-Art to make Happy Programmers’ Day cards.🖼️
- Organize a contest for the best binary pun/programming joke. 😜
If you want to buy them gifts, you have lots of options to choose from: 🎁
- Certified Coffee Maker ☕
- Virtual Reality Headset 🎧
- Laptop Bag 🎒
- Mechanical Keyboard ⌨️
This Programmers’ Day – Get Hired! 💼
LambdaTest is growing, and we’re always looking for talented & passionate programmers to take the reins and drive our success forward. If you relish the idea of working in a collaborative startup environment, where employees love what they do and actively look to take on challenges that advance their careers, then we want to hear from you!
If you are a programmer or know someone who fits our bill, send them our way. We’ll make sure they get what they need to be productive and happy.
Also, let us know what Programmers’ Day means to you? Do you celebrate it with friends at the local pub? Or do you keep it simple and spend the day quietly coding on your computer? Let us know in the comments and how you’d like to be honored on this special day.
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