ENIAC Day

Date: 
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 6:00am - 11:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
United States

Celebrating ENIAC and the people who made it happen.

Once a year, the computer industry comes together across the world to celebrate this amazing machine, the ENIAC; the worlds first all electronic, programmable computer --- one of the world’s greatest engineering inventions bearing the official name of "Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer."

Philadelphia City Council Proclamation

ENIAC Day aims to raise awareness of the contribution that computing machines make to our society and to celebrate the people who gathered together to design, build, install, operate and support the ENIAC. The day is held on the 15th of February each year, in recognition of the anniversary of the first launch announcement of ENIAC in 1946.

How to Celebrate ENIAC Day

Jump in to Celebrate ENIAC Day

February 15th, 2021 is the next upcoming celebration which coincides with the 75th Anniversary of the launch of ENIAC.

This is a chance for members of the public to recognize how much people rely everyday on electronic computers for business, manufacturing, tourism, aviation, science, engineering, life care, education, media, communication and in many more industries, as well as the important role that the ENIAC team played in that march of technology.

For electronic computing geeks and leaders, ENIAC Day is an opportunity to learn more about the innovative activities of this remarkable team of engineers, and to celebrate the positive role that computing has had on all our lives.

Compuseum Helps Celebrate ENIAC Day

Compuseum- the newest Computer Museum

Compuseum stepped in to help manage ENIAC Day activity with a new web presence. The website, www.ENIACDay.org will maintain information about this anniversary and tip off those wishing to organize events. Individual ENIAC Day organizers are encouraged to check back for event details. ENIAC 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 https://ENIACDay.org

The hashtag #ENIACday will be used to tie in activity across different social media platforms.

ENIAC 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 web site has been established by the Compuseum  https://www.thecompuseum.org/ , near the site of the world's first all-electronic, programmable computer, the ENIAC and who sponsors the organizing web site www.WorldComputerDay.org

Categories
Event Type: 
Educational Events
Topic: 
Science and Technology