Programmers' Day

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When Celebrated

Always the 256th day of the year (usually September 13th, September 12th on leap years)


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About the Holiday

Programmers' Day is an opportunity to celebrate and thank programmers for all they do. A programmer is sometimes referred to as a developer or coder. Per Wikipedia "The number 256 (2 to the 8th power) 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." Programmer's Day, therefore, will fall on either September 12th or 13th depending on if it's a leap year.

Gift Guidelines

  • Programmer t-shirt or mug
  • Make binary art using only zeros and ones
  • Binary tie
  • Keyboard or mouse
  • Desk toys
  • Ear bugs or ear phones

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