Celebrating computers and the people who make IT happen.
Once a year, the computer industry will come together across the world to celebrate these amazing machines. With open houses, meetings, show-and-tell, and networking events, World Computer Day is a global celebration of one of the world’s greatest engineering inventions.
World Computer Day aims to raise awareness of the contributions that computing machines make to our society and to celebrate the diverse range of people that design, build, install, operate and support them ranging from large systems down to tiny micro. The day is held on the 15th of February each year, in recognition of the anniversary of the launch of ENIAC in 1946.
February 15th, 2020 was the inaugural announcement of World Computer Day, and February 15th, 2021 will be the first global celebration which coincides with the 75th Anniversary of the launch of ENIAC.
Computer organizations and companies can support this international day by hosting their own “open days”. This is a chance for members of the public to get up close and look over the computing centers, design shops, manufacturing sites, museums and fabrication installations while meeting the people that operate them.
Throughout the world people rely everyday on electronic computers for business, manufacturing, tourism, aviation, science, engineering, life care, education, media, communication and in many more roles.
For electronic computing geeks and leaders, World Computer Day is an opportunity for the technical computer community to share in their mutual passion while preserving and promoting relationships, traditions and shared memories. Swing open the doors and have some fun while also educating those who attend.
The website, www.WorldComputerDay.org will maintain information about this global project and tip off those wishing to organize events. Individual open day organizers are encouraged to check back for event details. Open day organizers can download a range of promotional collateral from the website including press releases for local media, tweetables, flyers and online banners. Event and brand logos will be made available via the main website http://worldcomputerday.org
The hashtag #worldcomputerday will be used to tie in activity across different social media platforms.
World Computer Day aims to create awareness and drive digital literacy while also improving the teaching of Information Technology and more generally, the “celebration of computing and the people who make IT happen”.
This event has been established by the Compuseum, supported by its organizing committee, near the site of the world’s first all-electronic, programmable computer, the ENIAC and who sponsors the organizing and coordinating web site www.WorldComputerDay.org