October 29 declared as Day for Coders, says Sheikh Mohammed

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October 29 declared as Day for Coders, says Sheikh Mohammed

 

DUBAI – Coders and programmers in the UAE have been honored with a day dedicated to them, with the Dubai ruler declaring October 29 as a day to celebrate IT professionals in the country.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said October 29 will be a celebration of the country’s IT professionals.

The date also coincides with the launch of Dubai’s first electronic government 20 years ago.

October 29 as a Day for Coders is aimed at attracting and encouraging IT professionals to expand the sector in the UAE and boost the national programme for coders.

Some 100,000 programmers will be trained and 1,000 digital companies will be created within five years under the programme for coders.

The UAE has said it will grant golden visas to 100,000 of the world’s best coders.

“We want to honour the contributions of coders and programmers so that we can encourage future generations of technology professionals to participate in building the future of the UAE,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

In July, Sheikh Mohammed announced the One Million Arab Coders Challenge with a grand prize of $1 million to go to the “top coder” in the Arab world. ICA/Expat Media


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