When you walked into the office this morning, did you walk over to your in-house IT worker and thank him or her for their service? If not, do it now. It's SysAdmin Day, after all.
The holiday that seeks to honor and spotlight IT workers, or systems administrators, of all stripes is now in its 14th year. It was first started by Ted Kekatos back in 2000 after he was inspired by an HP advertisement. Since then, the holiday has steadily grown with mentions by tech celebrities, like Leo Laporte, and its inspired several original songs.
Take, for example, this lovely acapella tribute by online community manager Venessa Paech, which was recorded in honor of SysAdmin Day last year.
Throw a Timbaland beat behind it and you've got yourself a heck of an anthem.
On Twitter, businesses, IT workers and admirers alike are partaking in all of the glory of this IT-sanctioned holiday with the #SysAdminDay hashtag. Here are some of the best of the tweets:
— Kelly Petkau (@KellyPetkau) July 26, 2013
I find it sad that #SysAdminDay is also short for SAD. They are a great bunch of folks and they keep your IT healthy! Cheers SysAdmins!
— Michael Chan (@MikeAudcomp) July 26, 2013
Today is #sysadminday you will respect my authority!
— Sav (@sav_himself) July 26, 2013
Happy #SysAdminDay to everyone! I'm joining you guys and looking forward to the fun to be had! Thanks for everything you do!
— Bob Martens (@boblmartens) July 26, 2013
Not only is it my birthday but it is #SysAdminDay as well :-)
— rkirkw (@rkirkw) July 26, 2013
Today is #sysadminday show your support for your System Administrator by taking them cake or biscuits to their dark cluttered offices
— Neil Barrett (@kebaneil) July 26, 2013
— lordlamer (@lordlamer) July 26, 2013
— GoogleAtWork (@GoogleAtWork) July 26, 2013