African American computer pioneers

Below is a listing of computer pioneers that have been tagged as a African American. Clicking on any of the below links will open the biography for that person.

Brian FoxBrian Fox
Entrepreneur, free software supporter, and original author of the GNU Bash shell.
Category: African American, Entrepreneur, Programmer, and Writer
Evelyn GranvilleEvelyn Granville
One of the first African-American women to receive a Ph.D in mathematics.
Category: African American, Programmer, and Writer
Gerald LawsonGerald Lawson
Founder of Videosoft and best known for creating one of the earliest arcade games.
Category: African American, Engineer, Founder, and Writer
John ThomsonJohn Thomson
Former vice-president at IBM and former CEO of Symantec.
Category: African American, CEO, President, and Writer
Kimberly BryantKimberly Bryant
Senior biotech manager and founder of Black Girls Code
Category: African American, Founder, Manager, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Mark DeanMark Dean
Lead team inventor of the ISA BUS at IBM and helped the development of the computer keyboard.
Category: African American, Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Marques BrownleeMarques Brownlee
American video producer, tech-reviewer, and YouTube star.
Category: African American, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Neil TysonNeil Tyson
American astrophysicist and science communicator and former host of NOVA ScienceNow.
Category: African American, Director, Personality, Physicist, Twitter, and Writer
Philip EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
Nigerian-born computer scientist known for his use of a Connection Machine supercomputer.
Category: African American, Engineer, Mathematician, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Ursula BurnsUrsula Burns
Madam Chairman (or Chairperson) and CEO of Xerox and first African-American woman CEO.
Category: African American, CEO, Chairman, Female, and Writer
Wayne PicketteWayne Pickette
Often referred to as the African American father of the microprocessor.
Category: African American, Father, and Writer

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