The United Arab Emirates set October 29 as Programming Day
The United Arab Emirates set October 29 as Programming Day

The Vice President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, called for the establishment of October 29 of each year as a programming day under the slogan "The United Arab Emirates is programming", which begins with the first electronic letter. Twenty years ago, on October 29, 2001, the governments of the region and the Arab world coincided.

UAE Code Day celebrates major achievements in programming and information technology, as well as successful initiatives to attract and nurture a new generation of programmers.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stressed that programming is a catalyst for the economy, innovation and future development, a pillar of technological excellence and a bridge to the future.

He said: 20 years ago we started the first e-government in the region. At the core of our vision is building the best government in the world, developing the best model, and enabling money changers to implement their ideas. We hope to imprint this day in the minds of generations and encourage them to participate in shaping the future of the UAE.

He added, “Coding Day is a platform in the UAE that brings innovators and programmers together to educate companies of different groups and ages about our national and international achievements in the field of information technology and involve them in formulating new plans.” . We believe that real change begins in the community and we continue to work with the community to achieve impossible goals.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum called on companies and individuals to celebrate outstanding talents and ideas in the field of programming. Over the years, they have been able to enhance government work and have had a positive impact on people's lives. Its status as a global programming hub and incubator for innovation and digital companies has contributed to this.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's instructions to spend the Coding Day is one of the steps to support the goals of the National Program for the Coder that was announced last July.

The plan includes a number of national plans to enhance talent, expertise and projects in the field of programming. In addition to training and hiring 100,000 programmers and building 1,000 large digital companies within 5 years.

The best programmers in the world have also been awarded the UAE Golden Visa to encourage them to be a part of the technological advancement in the region.

UAE attracts talent

Therefore, UAE Code Day aims to promote future values ​​and skills related to programming and artificial intelligence technologies.

It also aims to provide high quality opportunities for future generations. It marks a milestone in efforts to attract global skills, provide programmers with a scientific platform, and celebrate their accomplishments.

The aim is also to disseminate knowledge, promote exchange of experiences, and improve professional skills in programming.

This initiative changes the future direction of the United Arab Emirates, which is stated in the document of the new 50 principles. The focus is on investing in human capital, developing education, attracting talent and retaining skilled workers. In addition to improving the country's digital, technological and scientific excellence, there is also a need for continuous skill development. This makes it possible to integrate them into the future capital of the world.

The UAE Planning Day aims to highlight the achievements of the UAE in the field of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Programming and using artificial intelligence. In addition to developing the field of programming and its practical applications, strengthening the country's position as an attractive destination for programmers and enhancing talents.

The UAE has a proven track record of implementing new concepts and initiatives. Innovative solutions, practices and tools to solidify their digital and technological strengths.

The e-government started on October 29, 2001 and became one of the first countries to lead the e-transformation in the region. IT to complete the transaction.

In 2017, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also launched the “One Million Arab Coders” initiative. This is to equip one million young people with the skills needed to succeed in the twenty-first century.

The initiative aims to provide Arab youth with the necessary tools to build their future. To take the programming world to another level, in July, Sheikh Mohammed announced a new challenge for graduates of the One Million Arab Coders Program.

Moreover, he announced a grand prize of $1 million to compete for the title of “Best Programmer” in the Arab world. The winners are chosen by a majority vote of the judges. The winners of the competition will be announced at Expo 2020.

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