The Faculty of Computing was founded in 2009; however, its traditions started with the establishment of the Computing Department in the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics back in 1992, in fact, even earlier – with the construction of the first computer in Latvia in 1960. The first and most important tradition of the Faculty is serious attitude to studies, inherited from the phys-maths. The students of the Faculty of Computing believe that, unlike other faculties, they study “for real”.
The Programmer Days held since 1986 have become an anticipated event for the Faculty students, employees and everyone interested in computing. The event allows to break away from the routine at least once a year and to look at their profession in the context of historical events and other scientific disciplines. During the Programmer Days the leading computer science specialists give popular lectures and most outstanding students receive awards of the world’s first programmer Ada Lovelace and the author of the first universal computing machine Charles Babbage.