Day of the Programmer

Our modern world and environments have been transformed through computers, technology and software. Behind these brilliant pieces of software, are programmers or teams of programmers working out of public view to solve problems using clever code, cloud security solutions, and intense development projects. Today is recognised at Mitra Innovation, and many other technology companies and programming firms, as International Programmer’s Day. A day to celebrate all the positive changes that programmers have made to improve our everyday lives.

Programmer Day Background

International Programmers’ Day began in 2007 to honor programmers. It is commemorated in many countries and is officially observed in Russia, where a decree was signed by 2009 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for the “Day of the Programmer” to be celebrated on the 256th day of the year, which is usually September 13, or on September 12 in leap years. This specific day was chosen because this is the number of distinct values that can be represented with an eight-bit byte, and the highest power of two which is less than 365.

What do Programmers do?

As an innovative technology solutions company our versatile team comprises of these masterminds (programmers, developers, and software engineers) who write, modify and test the code that ensures applications run smoothly for our clients. None of our cutting-edge technology would function properly without lines and lines of complicated algorithms in the form of programming languages. Their impressive technical and analytical skills, debugging and problem-solving skills, patience and willingness to learn, allow them to successfully write pieces of software that help to simplify life’s challenges. We can see that there are many reasons to honour programmers.


Today we celebrate by saying thank you to our programmers here at Mitra and all other programmers throughout the world, for the time they spend creating the software behind our favourite websites and digital gadgets.

Happy Programmers’ Day!

Iya Ahmad

Iya Ahmed | Associate Marketing Executive
Mitra Innovation