To all our fellow programmers out there, this one’s for you! #9-13-13 #ProgrammersDay
Here’s a bit of history:
Programmers’ Day is an international professional holiday, recognized in many technology companies and programming firms, that is celebrated on the 256th (hexadecimal 100th, or the 2⁸th) day of each year (September 13 during common years and on September 12 in leap years). It is also officially recognized in Russia and observed in several other countries, including Argentina, Israel, Bangladesh, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Austria, Germany, Canada, China, Croatia, France, Guatemala, India, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Italy, Slovenia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Uruguay.
The number 256 was chosen because it is the number of distinct values that can be represented with an eight-bit byte, a value well-known to programmers. 256 is the highest power of two that is less than 365, the number of days in a common year.
Ready to celebrate? Enjoy one of these drinks created by fellow programmers.