Jul 26 2013

It’s SysAdmin Day! Get a Cake and Thank Your IT Worker Today

Now in its 14th year, the holiday that honors the people who keep the tech wheels rolling is here.

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:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sysadminday/131768476/sizes/z/in/photostream/">SysAdminDay.com</a>