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NATIONAL SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR APPRECIATION DAY – Last Friday in July

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National System Administrators Appreciation Day – Last Friday in July

NATIONAL SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR APPRECIATION DAY

Each year, on the last Friday in July, it is National System Administrator Appreciation Day.  This day is also known as Sysadmin Day, SysAdminDay, SAD or SAAD.

National System Administrator Day was created to show appreciation for the work of sysadmins and other IT workers.  The official SysAdmin Day website includes suggestions for the proper observation of this day.  http://sysadminday.com/

There are some geek and Internet culture businesses, like ThinkGeek and CafePress, that honor this holiday with special product offerings, discounts and contests and various folk songs have been written to commemorate System Administrator Day.  E-cards are available to be sent to celebrate this special occasion.

This holiday has been recognized and has been promoted by many IT professional organizations, the League of Professional System Administrators and Sage/Usenix.

CELEBRATE

Thank a system administrator that has helped you out. Post on social media using #SysAdminDay and encourage others to join in.

HISTORY

National System Administrator Appreciation Day, an “unofficial” national holiday was created by Ted Kekatos.  Kekatos was inspired by a Hewlett-Packard magazine advertisement in which a system administrator was given flowers and fruit-baskets by grateful co-workers as a ‘thank-you’ for installing new printers.  Prior to seeing this advertisement, Kekatos had just installed several of the same model of printers at his place of work.   The first System Administrator Appreciation Day was celebrated on July 28, 2000.

DATES
July 31, 2015
July 29, 2016
July 28, 2017
July 27, 2018
July 26, 2019

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