Director computer pioneers

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

Al GoreAl Gore
American politician, advocate, author, philanthropist and environmental activist.
Category: Director, Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Andrew NgAndrew Ng
Associate professor of the Department of Computer Science at Stanford and co-founder of Coursera.
Category: Director, Founder, Professor, Twitter, and Writer
August-wilhelm ScheerAugust-wilhelm Scheer
Founder and director of IDS Scheer AG.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Professor
Barbara SimonsBarbara Simons
American computer scientist and former president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Category: Director, Female, Founder, President, Scientist, and Writer
Barrett BrownBarrett Brown
American activist, author and Founder of Project PM.
Category: Convict, Director, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Bill MoggridgeBill Moggridge
British designer, author, and educator who designed one of the first laptop computer.
Category: Director, Founder, and Writer
Blake RossBlake Ross
American software developer known for his work on the Mozilla web browser and for starting the Mozilla Firefox project.
Category: Director, Twitter, and Writer
Bob WallaceBob Wallace
American computer scientist, software pioneer and Microsoft's ninth employee.
Category: Director, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Brian ReynoldsBrian Reynolds
American videogame designer known for his online social games on Facebook.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Director, Founder, Programmer, and Twitter
Charles FlintCharles Flint
American businessman who founded the company that later became IBM.
Category: Director and Founder
Christopher StoneChristopher Stone
Co-founder and Creative Director of Twitter.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Danese CooperDanese Cooper
Open source diva and American computer programmer.
Category: Director, Female, Programmer, Scientist, and Twitter
Dan GillmorDan Gillmor
American technology writer, columnist, and teacher of digital media entrepreneurship.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Dan KaufmanDan Kaufman
Director of the Information Innovation Office at DARPA.
Category: Director, Manager, Twitter, and Writer
David CullerDavid Culler
Inventor of TinyOS.
Category: Director, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Elizabeth FeinlerElizabeth Feinler
American information scientist and former director of the Network Information Systems Center
Category: Director, Female, and Scientist
Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt
CEO of Google.
Category: CEO, Director, Engineer, Founder, and Writer
Ethan ZuckermanEthan Zuckerman
American Internet activist, media scholar, blogger, and author.
Category: Coined, Director, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Frank FrankovskyFrank Frankovsky
Director of Hardware Design and Supply Chain at Facebook.
Category: Director and Manager
Gabe NewellGabe Newell
Producer of the first three releases of Windows and co-founder of valve.
Category: Director, Founder, and Twitter
Gary KildallGary Kildall
American computer scientist and microcomputer entrepreneur who invented the CP/M operating system and gave Bill Gates the world.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Personality, and Scientist
Gertrude BlanchGertrude Blanch
American mathematician who did pioneering work in numerical analysis and computation.
Category: Director, Female, Mathematician, and Writer
Guy KawasakiGuy Kawasaki
Silicon valley venture capitalist, author, and Apple Fellow.
Category: Director, Investor, and Writer
Jake WinebaumJake Winebaum
American entrepreneur and founder of FamilyFun magazine, and
Category: Chairman, Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Jane JensenJane Jensen
American game designer and writer known for the Gabriel Knight adventure games.
Category: Director, Father, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Jan KoumJan Koum
American computer engineer and internet entrepreneur and co-founder of WhatsApp.
Category: CEO, Director, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, Hacker, and Twitter
Jason ScottJason Scott
American archivist, filmmaker and technology historian.
Category: Director, Founder, Manager, and Twitter
Jennifer PahlkaJennifer Pahlka
Short biography of Jennifer Pahlka the founder and Executive Director of Code for America and U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer.
Category: Director, Female, Founder, Manager, and Twitter
Jeremy StoppelmanJeremy Stoppelman
Co-founder and CEO of Yelp.
Category: CEO, Director, and Founder
Jerry ShenJerry Shen
Entrepreneur and creator of fantasy sports app Bignoggins.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, and Twitter
Jerry YangJerry Yang
Co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo!
Category: CEO, Director, Entrepreneur, and Founder
Johann BischoffJohann Bischoff
Architect as well as planning director to the court who authored an account of the history of computing tools and methods (1804).
Category: Director, Inventor, and Writer
John BackusJohn Backus
Directory of the team that created the first high-level programming language (FORTRAN)
Category: Director, Inventor, Programmer, and Scientist
John CarmackJohn Carmack
American game programmer and founder of Id Software.
Category: Director, Founder, Programmer, and Twitter
John ChambersJohn Chambers
Chairman and Board and CEO of Cisco.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Director, and President
John GustafsonJohn Gustafson
American computer scientist and business man known for his work in High Performance Computing (HFC).
Category: CEO, Director, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
John RomeroJohn Romero
Co-founder of id Software and designer for many of their games, including Wolfenstein 3D, Dangerous Dave, Doom, and Quake.
Category: Director, Founder, Programmer, and Twitter
John ShedletskyJohn Shedletsky
American game developer and designer and former creative director at ROBLOX.
Category: Director, Engineer, Twitter, and Writer
Jon HallJon Hall
Executive Director of Linux International.
Category: Director and Writer
Justin RattnerJustin Rattner
Corporate Vice President, chief technology officer (CTO) and director of Intel Labs
Category: Director, President, Scientist, and Twitter
Karl GanzhornKarl Ganzhorn
German physicist who dealt with applied physics and computer development.
Category: Director, Physicist, and Writer
Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
Founder of Oracle.
Category: Director, Founder, and Twitter
Larry SmarrLarry Smarr
Physicist and leader in scientific computing, supercomputer applications, and Internet infrastructure.
Category: Director, Physicist, Twitter, and Writer
Lars RasmussenLars Rasmussen
Danish-born computer scientist, software developer and co-founder of Google Maps.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Scientist, and Twitter
Lawrence RobertsLawrence Roberts
One of the four fathers of the Internet who help create the ARPANET.
Category: CEO, Director, Father, and Manager
Lawrence RoweLawrence Rowe
Computer scientist and Founding director of the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center (BMRC)
Category: Director, Founder, Professor, and Scientist
Lynn GrefLynn Gref
Technologist and systems engineer, who has done pioneering work in missile systems.
Category: Director, Engineer, and Writer
Manuel FernandezManuel Fernandez
Founder of the Gavilan Computer Corporation which developed one of the first portable laptop computers.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Director, Entrepreneur, and Founder
Marc AndreessenMarc Andreessen
Short biography of Marc Andreessen the co-author of mosaic the first widely used web browser.
Category: Director, Founder, and Writer
Mark HurdMark Hurd
Co-president, director, and board member of Oracle Corporation.
Category: Chairman, Director, and President
Mark KriegsmanMark Kriegsman
American entrepreneur, computer programmer, inventor, writer, and Director of Engineering at Veracode.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Mark TebbeMark Tebbe
Professor at University of Chicago and co-founder of
Category: Chairman, Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Professor
Michael HawleyMichael Hawley
Educator, scientist, artist, and researcher working in the field of digital media.
Category: Director, Founder, Researcher, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Michael SchroederMichael Schroeder
American computer scientist known for co-inventing the Needham-Schroeder authentication protocol.
Category: Chairman, Director, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Mike MccueMike Mccue
Former directory of Twitter and founder of Paper Software, Tellme Networks, and Flipboard.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, and Founder
Neil TysonNeil Tyson
American astrophysicist and science communicator and former host of NOVA ScienceNow.
Category: African American, Director, Personality, Physicist, Twitter, and Writer
Oren EtzioniOren Etzioni
American entrepreneur, professor and CEO of the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence.
Category: CEO, Coined, Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Professor, Twitter, and Writer
Paul OtelliniPaul Otellini
American businessman and current president of Intel
Category: Director and President
Paul RandPaul Rand
American graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs,
Category: Director and Writer
Peter TattamPeter Tattam
Software developer known for authoring Trumpet Winsock.
Category: Director, Twitter, and Writer
Regina DuganRegina Dugan
19th (and first woman) Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Category: CEO, Director, Engineer, Female, Founder, Inventor, Manager, President, and Writer
Robert FanoRobert Fano
Inventing (with Claude Shannon) Shannon-Fano coding.
Category: Director, Founder, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Robert GentlemanRobert Gentleman
Canadian statistician known as one of the creators of the R (programming language).
Category: Director, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Robert TaylorRobert Taylor
Internet Pioneer and Director of ARPA's Information Processing Techniques Office from 1965 through 1969.
Category: Director, Founder, and Manager
Rosalind PicardRosalind Picard
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT.
Category: Director, Female, Founder, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Sam SchillaceSam Schillace
One of the founders of Writely, which was sold to Google for Google Docs.
Category: Director, Founder, and Twitter
Scott CookScott Cook
Founder of Intuit in 1983 and currently chairman of the board of Intuit.
Category: Chairman, Director, and Founder
Scott ForstallScott Forstall
Senior vice president of iOS Software at Apple Inc.
Category: Director and President
Seymour RubinsteinSeymour Rubinstein
PC software industry pioneer who helped develop WordStar, HelpDesk, Quattro Pro.
Category: Director
Shyam SankarShyam Sankar
Director of Forward Deployed Engineering at Palantir Technologies.
Category: Director, Manager, and Twitter
Sophia BekeleSophia Bekele
Business and corporate executive and Executive Director and Founder of DotConnectAfrica Trust.
Category: CEO, Director, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Stephen KecklerStephen Keckler
Senior Director of Architecture Research at NVIDIA who's interested in technology-scalable architectures.
Category: Director, Professor, and Writer
Steve DornerSteve Dorner
American software engineer known for developing the Eudora e-mail client in 1988.
Category: Director and Engineer
Steve JobsSteve Jobs
Co-founder of and former CEO of the Apple company.
Category: CEO, Director, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Steve WolffSteve Wolff
One of the fathers of the internet and developer of NSFNET.
Category: Director, Father, President, and Researcher
Sue GardnerSue Gardner
Canadian journalist and Executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation (2007-2013).
Category: Director, Female, and Twitter
Susan DeckerSusan Decker
American business executive and former president of Yahoo! Inc.
Category: Analyst, Director, Investor, President, and Twitter
Susan KareSusan Kare
Artist and graphic designer who created many of the interface elements for the Apple Macintosh in the 1980's.
Category: Director, Female, Twitter, and Writer
Theodore TsoTheodore Tso
American software developer known for his work on the Linux kernel.
Category: Director and Twitter
Tiffany ShlainTiffany Shlain
American internet pioneer, filmmaker, author and founder of the Webby Awards.
Category: CEO, Director, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Tim CookTim Cook
CEO of Apple.
Category: CEO and Director
Tom HallTom Hall
American game designer who founded id Software where he served as creative director and designer.
Category: Director, Founder, and Twitter
Valerie LandauValerie Landau
American software designer, author, and educator and director of Round World Media.
Category: Director, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Vida IlderemVida Ilderem
Vice president of Intel Labs and director of the Integrated Platform Research Lab
Category: Director and President
Wenmei HwuWenmei Hwu
Professor specializing in computer architecture, compiler design, parallel processing and computer microarchitecture.
Category: Chairman, Director, Engineer, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
William CoolidgeWilliam Coolidge
American physicist known for his work with incandescent electric lighting.
Category: Director, Physicist, and President
Will WrightWill Wright
Founder of Maxis, now part of Electronic Arts and helped develop such games as SimCity, Sims, and Spore.
Category: Director, Founder, and Twitter

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