September 13 – Day of the Programmer #ProgrammersDay – Hug a geek!

A quick moment here to celebrate this day, taking place this week on September 13, the 256th day of the year also known as Day of the Programmer. The Day of the Programmer is an international professional day recognized in many technology companies and programming firms, that is celebrated on the 256th day of each year.

September 13 - Day of the Programmer
September 13 – Day of the Programmer – a couple of the fine GEO Jobe programmers

Something to remember on this fine day,  the geeks at Code Brag suggests that this is a great occasion to mention the #ProudOfMyCode philosophy, which is the idea of delivering great code, and being proud of it. Not a bad idea… and thanks for the image to codebrag!

Some history of the Day… This particular day was proposed by Valentin Balt and Michael Cherviakov, employees of Parallel Technologies (a software company). As early as 2002, they tried to gather signatures for a petition to the government of Russia to recognize the day as the official Day of the Programmer. The number 256 (28) 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.[3] 256 is also the highest power of two that is less than 365, the number of days in a common year. (Source: Wikipedia)

Thanks to all of you fine coders, hackers, geeks, and programmers out there and a big shout-out to all of our fine programmers here at GEO Jobe!

Be sure to checkout the #ProgrammersDay hashtag on Twitter today!

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