Today (September 13, 2015) is Programmer’s Day — a recognition day that started in Russia, but has been adopted by many countries. While it is great that there is a day recognizing the contribution of programmers to society, the really interesting part is why it is on September 13 (except on leap years).
The leap year part should be a clue. Today is Julian day 256. We’ll guess that anyone reading Hackaday doesn’t need to be told the rest of the story. While it might not be as good of an in-joke as May the 4th (be with you), it is satisfying to know that it isn’t just a random date from the calendar. Now if we could only get the day off as paid vacation…
While it is from last year, we couldn’t help but watch [Kristina Lopez’s] video again, and you should too (see below). If you are a hardware person and you’d like to be a part of this special day, may we suggest diodes? In any event, happy Programmer’s Day from all of us at Hackaday.
Cartoon courtesy of the amazingly funny [XKCD].