Yesterday was a special day for some of the eZanga.com team members: Programmer Day. Programmer Day is an international professional holiday to celebrate programmers and thank them for the work that they do. In 2009, it even became an officially recognized national holiday in Russia.
Programmer Day is celebrated on the 256th day of every year. This is usually September 13, but was celebrated on September 12 this year because it’s a leap year. It’s celebrated on the 256th day of the year because…
“A byte can have 256 possible values, bytes are very important to programmers. Not because they are required for programs to work, but because the payroll system and Krispy Kreme doughnut cash registers require them.”
Programmer’s celebrate in lots of ways – from meetups and parties to spending even more time programming than usual. Of course, this can all be seen by taking a look at the #programmerday hashtag on Twitter.
We’ve already picked out some of our favorite tweets, from memes and jokes to programming tips and pictures of binary keyboards, and everything in between, and put them in a Storify!
Did you do anything for Programmer Day yesterday? I’m sure our IT Department (aka the Geek Pad) did!