National Techies Day is observed annually on October 3. During National Techies Day, students are encouraged to consider a career in technology.
In California, the birthplace of many modern technological innovations, the 2012 report Technology Works: High-Tech Employment and Wages in the United States by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute commissioned by Engine Advocacy concluded that for every high-tech job four more are created.
In the United States, tech jobs are predicted to grow 22% by 2020. While the types of technology positions range from healthcare and administration, software development to information security, this job sector is still on the rise.
Consider that National Techies Day falls during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. If all your devices are locked down and secure, thank a techie. If it’s not, find one and get some help getting it secure!
In 1999, it was expected that 60% of new jobs would require advanced technology skills that Americans didn’t have. Techies.com and CNET Networks launched National Techies Day to encourage kids to embrace computer science and even the monikers that are sometimes attached to contemporary technology. Being a computer nerd or geek, even like National Day Calendar’s own Guru of Geek, in the fast-growing world of technology opens doors to career opportunities.
- About 4 billion people worldwide own a mobile phone, but only 3.5 billion people own a toothbrush.
- Around 100 billion e-mails traverse the Internet every day, and about 95% of those messages go straight to spam folders.
- The annual amount of electricity it takes for Google to handle a billion search queries every day is around 15 billion kWh, which is more than most countries consume.
- About 500 new mobile games appear on the Apple App Store each day.
- Regular computer users blink only half as often as non-users.
- Over 1 million children can say their parents met on Match.com.
The Social Media Revolution videos (updated year on year) demonstrate the exponential growth of social media and highlight key data in relation to usage.