Programming is the process or activity of writing computer programs. The World Programming Day is a day set aside to celebrate the work of the world’s computer programmers. Below are some things to know about World programming day.
When is World programming day celebrated?
World programming day is celebrated after 256 days each year. That is on September 13 during common years and September 12 during leap years. The number 256(2^8) was chosen because it is the number of distinct values that can be represented with a byte, a value well known to programmers, It is also the highest power of 2 that is less than 365, the number of days in an ordinary year.
How did the Programmer’s day begin?
In 2002, two programs of Parallel Technologies got people together and gathered signatures to urge the Russian government to declare a Day of the programmers. However, it wasn’t until 2009 when President Dmitry Medvedev signed the bill in honor of computer programmers on September 11, 2009.
7 things you can do on a world programming day to make it memorable?
1. Develop your programming skills
2. Take a course to boost your career
3. Mentor a friend
4. Hold a contest for the best programming joke
5. Decorate a tree with ones and zeroes to make it binary
6. Organise a themed binary party
7. Write a wish in ASCII code
5 Mind-blowing programming facts
1. The first computer bug was an actual bug:
In 1945, the first recorded computer bug was an actual bug. A team of computer scientists and engineers at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, found that their computer, the Mark II was delivering consistent errors… When they opened the computer’s hardware, they found a moth trapped inside which disrupted the computer’s electronics.
2. There are over 700 different types of coding languages.
3. The first programmer was a woman:
Ada Lovelace is the first known programmer in history.
4. The first computer virus was a creeper.
5. NASA still operates some projects on programming from the 1970s