Founder computer pioneers

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

Aaron GreenspanAaron Greenspan
Creator of Think Computer Corporation and alleged co-inventor of Facebook.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Aaron LevieAaron Levie
American entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of cloud company Box.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
American computer programmer, writer, and Internet activist.
Category: Convict, Editor, Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Adrian CarmackAdrian Carmack
One of the founders of iD Software.
Category: Coined, Founder, and Writer
Al GoreAl Gore
American politician, advocate, author, philanthropist and environmental activist.
Category: Director, Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Alain ColmerauerAlain Colmerauer
One of the earliest linguistic formalisms used in the development of the TAUM-METEO machine.
Category: Founder, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Alan SchaafAlan Schaaf
Founder of Imgur, the world's largest image hosting site
Category: Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Alan ShugartAlan Shugart
Pioneer of the computer disk drive and founder of Seagate Technology.
Category: CEO, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Alexander FraserAlexander Fraser
British-American computer scientist.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Alexey LyapunovAlexey Lyapunov
Soviet mathematician and pioneer of computer science.
Category: Founder, Mathematician, Programmer, and Writer
Alexis OhanianAlexis Ohanian
American entrepreneur and angel investor best known for investing in Reddit.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Allen AdhamAllen Adham
Egyptian American businessman and co-founder of video game developer Silicon & Synapse now Activision Blizzard.
Category: Founder and Writer
Allen DumontAllen Dumont
American scientist best known for improvements to the cathode ray tube for use in television receivers.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Allen SternAllen Stern
Tech blogger and entrepreneur who lost in excess of 125 pounds while offering weight-loss tips and recipes to thousands on the Internet.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Alonzo ChurchAlonzo Church
Founder of theoretical computer science
Category: Founder, Logician, Mathematician, Programmer, and Writer
An WangAn Wang
Engineer and inventor, and co-founder of Wang Laboratories.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Anand ShimpiAnand Shimpi
American businessman and founder of AnandTech website.
Category: CEO, Editor, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Andi GutmansAndi Gutmans
Israeli programmer and entrepreneur and PHP developer (created PHP 3 in 1997).
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Andreas BechtolsheimAndreas Bechtolsheim
Co-founder of Sun Microsystems.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Investor, and Writer
Andrei ErshovAndrei Ershov
Pioneer in the field of theoretical and systems programming.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Andrew KayAndrew Kay
Computer pioneer and founder of Kay Computers.
Category: CEO, Founder, Inventor, President, and Writer
Andrew MccollumAndrew Mccollum
Co-founder of Facebook and an angel investor.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, 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
Andy RubinAndy Rubin
Co-founder and former CEO of Danger Inc. and Android Inc.
Category: CEO, Engineer, Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Angie HicksAngie Hicks
Co-founder and CMO of Angie's List.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Anthony WoodAnthony Wood
Pioneer and innovator in TV and digital media and founder and CEO of Roku.
Category: CEO, Founder, Inventor, President, and Writer
Arash FerdowsiArash Ferdowsi
Iranian-American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of online storage service Dropbox.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington
Greek-American author and syndicated columnist.
Category: Editor, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Athanasius KircherAthanasius Kircher
Oriental studies and medicine.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
August-wilhelm ScheerAugust-wilhelm Scheer
Founder and director of IDS Scheer AG.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Professor, and Writer
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
Barry LamBarry Lam
Founder and Chairman of Quanta Computer.
Category: Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, Manager, and Writer
Bashir RameyevBashir Rameyev
Soviet inventor and scientist and one of the founders of Soviet computing.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Ben SilbermannBen Silbermann
Co-founder and CEO of Pinterest.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Beny AlagemBeny Alagem
An Israeli American entrepreneur, developer, and the founder of Packard Bell Electronics
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Bernard KardonBernard Kardon
American electrical engineer and co-founder of Harman/Kardon.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Bill GatesBill Gates
Founder of Microsoft.
Category: CEO, Founder, President, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Bill GosperBill Gosper
American mathematician and programmer and one of the founders of the hacker community along with Richard Greenblatt.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Mathematician, Programmer, and Writer
Bill KendrickBill Kendrick
American software developer known for creating and maintaining Tux Paint.
Category: Editor, Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Bill MoggridgeBill Moggridge
British designer, author, and educator who designed one of the first laptop computer.
Category: Director, Founder, and Writer
Bob BatesBob Bates
American computer games designer.
Category: Founder and Writer
Bob RosenscheinBob Rosenschein
American-Israeli Internet entrepreneur and founder of Answers.com
Category: CEO, Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Bob WallaceBob Wallace
American computer scientist, software pioneer and Microsoft's ninth employee.
Category: Director, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Borje LangeforsBorje Langefors
Swedish engineer and computer scientist who made systems development a science.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Brad TempletonBrad Templeton
Software Architect and early pioneer of Usenet.
Category: Chairman, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Bram CohenBram Cohen
Author of the P2P BitTorrent protocol.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Programmer, and Writer
Brian FargoBrian Fargo
Producer, programmer, executive, and founder of developers Interplay Entertainment.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Brian ReynoldsBrian Reynolds
American videogame designer known for his online social games on Facebook.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Director, Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Bruce EckelBruce Eckel
Author and lecturer who has written numerous books and articles on computer programming.
Category: Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Bruce SchneierBruce Schneier
American computer security specialist, cryptographer, and writer.
Category: Founder, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Butler LampsonButler Lampson
Computer scientist who help with the development of the first personal computer.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Cali LewisCali Lewis
American podcaster and Internet personality.
Category: Female, Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Carolyn MeinelCarolyn Meinel
American hacker and author and specialist in script kiddie hacking.
Category: Female, Founder, Hacker, Twitter, and Writer
Caterina FakeCaterina Fake
American businesswoman known for co-founding the websites Flickr and Hunch
Category: Female, Founder, and Writer
Chad DavisChad Davis
American hacker and founding member of the globalHell syndicate of hackers.
Category: Founder, Hacker, and Writer
Chad HurleyChad Hurley
Co-founder of YouTube.
Category: CEO, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Charles BachmanCharles Bachman
Computer scientist known for his work in computer databases.
Category: Founder, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Charles FlintCharles Flint
American businessman who founded the company that later became IBM.
Category: Director, Founder, and Writer
Charles GeschkeCharles Geschke
Co-founder of Adobe.
Category: Founder and Writer
Charles ThackerCharles Thacker
American Pioneer computer designer who worked as the project leader of the Xerox Alto.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Inventor, and Writer
Cher WangCher Wang
Taiwanese entrepreneur and co-founder and chairperson of HTC Corporation.
Category: Entrepreneur, Female, Founder, and Writer
Chris PirilloChris Pirillo
Founder and maintainer of Lockergnome.
Category: Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Chris WetherellChris Wetherell
Chris Wetherell CEO of Avocado an developer who help start Google Reader
Category: CEO, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Christopher PooleChristopher Poole
American entrepreneur and founder of website 4chan.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Christopher StoneChristopher Stone
Co-founder and Creative Director of Twitter.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Christopher WeaverChristopher Weaver
Software developer and game programmer and contributor to the real-time sports simulation technology.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, President, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Chuck HullChuck Hull
Inventor of 3D printing and co-founder of 3D systems.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Claude ShannonClaude Shannon
Father of information theory.
Category: Engineer, Father, Founder, Mathematician, and Writer
Craig NeidorfCraig Neidorf
American hacker and founding editor of Phrack Magazine.
Category: Convict, Editor, Founder, Hacker, and Writer
Craig NewmarkCraig Newmark
Founder of Craigslist.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Dale DoughertyDale Dougherty
Founder, President and CEO of Maker Media, INC and founder of MAKE Magazine.
Category: CEO, Coined, Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Dale HeatheringtonDale Heatherington
Co-founder Hayes Microcomputer Products, a U.S. based manufacturer of modems.
Category: Founder and Writer
Dan BricklinDan Bricklin
Creator of VisiCalc.
Category: Entrepreneur, Father, Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Dan GillmorDan Gillmor
American technology writer, columnist, and teacher of digital media entrepreneurship.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Daniel EkDaniel Ek
Swedish entrepreneur, founder and CEO of the music streaming service Spotify.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Daniel KottkeDaniel Kottke
Early Apple computer engineer who help assemble and test the first Apple I.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Danny CohenDanny Cohen
Internet pioneer and network specialist who Designed the first real-time visual flight simulator.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Personality, Scientist, and Writer
Dave WinerDave Winer
American software developer, entrepreneur, and writer.
Category: Editor, Entrepreneur, Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
David BaszuckiDavid Baszucki
Massively multiplayer online game, physics-based sandbox and user-generated content site.
Category: CEO, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
David CraneDavid Crane
Making games for the Atari 2600
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
David CullerDavid Culler
Inventor of TinyOS.
Category: Director, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
David EvansDavid Evans
Founder of the computer science department at the University of Utah.
Category: Founder and Writer
David FiloDavid Filo
Co- founder of Yahoo!.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
David HilbertDavid Hilbert
German mathematician known for discovering invariant theory and the axiomatization of geometry.
Category: Founder, Mathematician, and Writer
David KarpDavid Karp
American web developer and founder of blogging platform, Tumblr.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
David LitchfieldDavid Litchfield
British computer security expert, database authority and author.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Hacker, Twitter, and Writer
David MorseDavid Morse
Co-founder of Amiga.
Category: Founder and Writer
David PackardDavid Packard
Co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard (HP) company.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Founder, Inventor, President, and Writer
David WarthenDavid Warthen
American technologist and co-founder of Ask Jeeves.
Category: Founder and Writer
Demis HassabisDemis Hassabis
British artificial intelligence researcher, neuroscientist, computer game designer and gamer.
Category: Founder, Gamer, Programmer, Researcher, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Dennis CrowleyDennis Crowley
American Internet entrepreneur known for co-founding Foursquare and Dodgeball.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Dennis FongDennis Fong
Entrepreneur and retired celebrity pro computer gamer.
Category: Coined, Entrepreneur, Founder, Gamer, and Writer
Dennis HayesDennis Hayes
Founder of Hayes Microcomputer Products and inventor of the PC Modem.
Category: Chairman, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Desiree WrigleyDesiree Wrigley
CEO and Co-Founder at GiveForward Inc.
Category: CEO, Founder, and Writer
Dick CostoloDick Costolo
American Businessman, entrepreneur, and CEO of Twitter.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Dimitry GolubovDimitry Golubov
Ukrainian hacker and founder of the Internet Party of Ukraine.
Category: Convict, Founder, Hacker, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Donald MichieDonald Michie
British researcher in artificial intelligence.
Category: Founder, Researcher, and Writer
Donna DubinskyDonna Dubinsky
American Businesswoman who helped with the development of PDAs at Palm.
Category: CEO, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Dov FrohmanDov Frohman
Israeli electrical engineer and former vice president of Intel Corporation.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Inventor, Manager, President, and Writer
Dov MoranDov Moran
Israeli engineer known for founding the company who invented the DiskOnKey thumb drive.
Category: Chairman, Engineer, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Drew HoustonDrew Houston
American Internet entrepreneur known for founding the online backup service Dropbox.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Drew MajorDrew Major
Co-founder of Novell and chief architect and developer of NetWare operating system.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Dries BuytaertDries Buytaert
Open-source software programmer known as founder and lead developer of the Drupal CMS (Content Management System).
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Dustin MoskovitzDustin Moskovitz
Co-founder of the social networking website Facebook.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Ed RobertsEd Roberts
Father of the personal computer.
Category: Coined, Father, Founder, and Writer
Edmund BerkeleyEdmund Berkeley
Co-founder of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Category: Founder, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Edward FeigenbaumEdward Feigenbaum
Father of expert systems.
Category: Father, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Edwin TurneyEdwin Turney
Co-founder of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
Category: Engineer, Founder, President, and Writer
Elisha GrayElisha Gray
Co-founder of Western Electric Manufacturing company and best known for his development of a telephone prototype.
Category: Engineer, Father, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Elon MuskElon Musk
Founder of SpaceX, and co-founder of Tesla Motors.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Emanuel GoldbergEmanuel Goldberg
Inventor of such inventions as microdots, the kinamo movie camera, and the Contax 35mm camera.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
Emile BerlinerEmile Berliner
German-born American inventor known for developing the disc record gramophone (phonograph).
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Eric BinaEric Bina
Co-creator of Mosaic and the co-founder of Netscape.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt
CEO of Google.
Category: CEO, Director, Engineer, Founder, and Writer
Erik CasselErik Cassel
Administrator, and VP of Engineering of ROBLOX, a massively multiplayer online game, physics-based sandbox and user-generated content site
Category: Founder and Writer
Ethan ZuckermanEthan Zuckerman
American Internet activist, media scholar, blogger, and author.
Category: Coined, Director, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Eugene KleinerEugene Kleiner
One of the founders of Fairchild Semiconductor.
Category: Founder, Investor, and Writer
Evan WilliamsEvan Williams
Co-founder of Twitter and blogger.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Federico FagginFederico Faggin
Italian physicist and engineer who helped design the first commercial microprocessor.
Category: CEO, Engineer, Founder, Physicist, President, and Writer
Fletcher JonesFletcher Jones
Founder of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).
Category: Founder and Writer
Florian BrodyFlorian Brody
Co-inventor of the first electronic books.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Frank PearceFrank Pearce
Co-founder and executive vice president of product development of Blizzard Entertainment.
Category: Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Fredrik IdestamFredrik Idestam
Finnish businessman and engineer known for founding Nokia.
Category: Engineer, Founder, and Writer
Fredrik NeijFredrik Neij
Co-founder of The Pirate Bay and owner of the web host PRQ which hosted The Pirate Bay
Category: Founder, Personality, and Writer
Gabe NewellGabe Newell
Producer of the first three releases of Windows and co-founder of valve.
Category: Director, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Garrett GruenerGarrett Gruener
Information technology specialist and founder of Ask.com
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Gary HendrixGary Hendrix
American businessman and founder of Symantec Corporation.
Category: Founder and Writer
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, Scientist, and Writer
Gary PriceGary Price
Co-founder of infodocket.com and fulltextreports.com.
Category: Founder and Writer
Gary WangGary Wang
Chinese entrepreneur and founder of Tudou.com, a Chinese video sharing company.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Gaston GonnetGaston Gonnet
Uruguayan-Canadian computer scientist known for his work with the Maple computer algebra system.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Gene AmdahlGene Amdahl
American computer architect and founder of Amdahl Corporation.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Gene GolubGene Golub
Renowned numerical analyst, professor, and author.
Category: Analyst, Editor, Founder, President, Professor, Researcher, and Writer
George BooleGeorge Boole
Mathematician, logician, and inventor of what is now known as Boolean logic.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Logician, Mathematician, and Writer
George EastmanGeorge Eastman
American innovator and entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
George GrantGeorge Grant
Founder of Grant Calculating Machine Company and developer of several calculating machines.
Category: Founder and Writer
George PerlegosGeorge Perlegos
Electrical engineer who participated in the development of the first cell flash memory from Intel and helped develop EEPROM
Category: Engineer, Founder, 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
Gerald WeinbergGerald Weinberg
American computer scientist, author, and teacher.
Category: Founder, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Gina TrapaniGina Trapani
American web developer, tech blogger, and writer known as the founder of the Lifehacker Blog.
Category: Female, Founder, Hacker, Personality, and Writer
Gordon FrenchGordon French
Computer programmer and engineer who co-founded the Homebrew Computer Club.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Personality, Programmer, and Writer
Gordon MooreGordon Moore
Co-founder and former CEO of Intel.
Category: CEO, Founder, President, and Writer
Gottfrid WargGottfrid Warg
Swedish computer specialist and Co-founder of the BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay together with Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde
Category: Founder, Personality, and Writer
Greg ChessonGreg Chesson
American computer scientist and UNIX expert known as the godfather of Networking.
Category: Engineer, Father, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Guglielmo MarconiGuglielmo Marconi
Father of long distance radio transmission.
Category: Entrepreneur, Father, Founder, Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
Hans ReiserHans Reiser
American computer programmer, creator of ReiserFS computer file system and convicted murderer.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Harlan AndersonHarlan Anderson
Co-founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Harlan MillsHarlan Mills
Founder of Software Engineering Technology, Inc.
Category: Founder, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Harold PrewittHarold Prewitt
Race car driver, American businessman and inventor of personal computer products.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Harry MccrackenHarry Mccracken
Technology writer and editor.
Category: Editor, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Hasso PlattnerHasso Plattner
Co-founder of software giant SAP AG.
Category: Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Hector De Jesus RuizHector De Jesus Ruiz
Short biography of Hector de Jesus Ruiz the chairman and CEO of Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions and former CEO of AMD.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Founder, President, and Writer
Hector MonsegurHector Monsegur
American computer hacker and co-founder of the hacking group LulzSec, turned FBI informant.
Category: Founder, Hacker, and Writer
Henry PerotHenry Perot
Founder of EDS and Perot Systems.
Category: Chairman, Founder, Investor, and Writer
Herb SchildtHerb Schildt
American computer programmer and computing author.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Herbert FreemanHerbert Freeman
Computer scientist who made contributions to computer graphics.
Category: Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Herman HollerithHerman Hollerith
Founder of IBM.
Category: Founder and Writer
Igor SysoevIgor Sysoev
Russian software developer known for creating Nginx.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Ivan SutherlandIvan Sutherland
Inventor of the Sketchpad and co-founder of Evans and Sutherland.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Jack DennisJack Dennis
Computer scientist and retired MIT professor who help develop the Multics project.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Professor, Scientist, Writer, and sponsor
Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
Creator of Twitter and founder of Square.
Category: CEO, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Jack MaJack Ma
Chinese entrepreneur and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group.
Category: Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Jack TramielJack Tramiel
Founder of Commodore International.
Category: Founder and Writer
Jack TrettonJack Tretton
Short biography of Jack Tretton the President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America.
Category: CEO, Founder, Manager, President, and Writer
Jake LodwickJake Lodwick
American software engineer best known for co-founding Vimeo.
Category: CEO, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Jake WinebaumJake Winebaum
American entrepreneur and founder of FamilyFun magazine, Business.com and Brighter.com
Category: Chairman, Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Jakob NielsenJakob Nielsen
Computer engineer and web usability consultant.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
James BurkeJames Burke
British broadcaster, author, futurist and science historian.
Category: Father, Founder, Researcher, and Writer
James ClarkJames Clark
American entrepreneur and founder of Netscape and Silicon Graphics.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
James MartinJames Martin
Father of Computer Aided Systems Engineering (CASE).
Category: Father, Founder, and Writer
James RandJames Rand
American industrialist who revolutionized the business record industry and founded American Kardex.
Category: Founder and Writer
James ReadyJames Ready
American businessman and technologist and founder of MontaVista Software.
Category: Founder, President, and Writer
Jan KoumJan Koum
American computer engineer and Internet entrepreneur and co-founder of WhatsApp.
Category: CEO, Director, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, Hacker, Twitter, and Writer
Janus FriisJanus Friis
Danish entrepreneur and co-founder of Skype and KaZaA.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Jason ScottJason Scott
American archivist, filmmaker and technology historian.
Category: Director, Founder, Manager, Twitter, and Writer
Jason ShellenJason Shellen
Thing Labs and developed Blogger
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Manager, Twitter, and Writer
Jawed KarimJawed Karim
Co-founder of YouTube.
Category: Founder and Writer
Jay ForresterJay Forrester
Computer engineer who developed the aircraft flight simulator which later evolved to become the Whirlwind digital computer.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
Founder, president, CEO, and chairman of the board of Amazon.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Founder, President, and Writer
Jeff HawkinsJeff Hawkins
Founder of Palm and author of On Intelligence.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Jeff TaylorJeff Taylor
American Internet entrepreneur and founder of the online job site Monster.com
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Jeffrey SkollJeffrey Skoll
Canadian engineer and Internet entrepreneur known for being the first employee and president of eBay.
Category: Chairman, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Jeffrey UllmanJeffrey Ullman
Computer scientist, author and professor at Stanford University.
Category: Analyst, Founder, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Jen-hsun HuangJen-hsun Huang
Taiwanese-American entrepreneur and co-founder of Nvidia.
Category: CEO, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, President, and Writer
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, Twitter, and Writer
Jeremy StoppelmanJeremy Stoppelman
Co-founder and CEO of Yelp.
Category: CEO, Director, Founder, and Writer
Jerry SandersJerry Sanders
Founder and former CEO of AMD.
Category: CEO, Founder, and Writer
Jerry YangJerry Yang
Co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo!
Category: CEO, Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Jimmy WalesJimmy Wales
American Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder and promoter of Wikipedia.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Joe BelfioreJoe Belfiore
Corporate Vice President of Operating Systems Group and Windows Phone at Microsoft.
Category: Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
John BarlowJohn Barlow
American poet, essayist, and founding member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Category: Founder and Writer
John BennetJohn Bennet
Australia professor of computer science and the founding president of the Australian Computer Society.
Category: Founder, President, Professor, and Writer
John CarmackJohn Carmack
American game programmer and founder of Id Software.
Category: Director, Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
John CollisonJohn Collison
Irish student and Internet entrepreneur known for co-founding Stripe.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
John EckertJohn Eckert
Electrical engineer and computer pioneer who help invent the ENIAC and UNIVAC.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
John MauchlyJohn Mauchly
American physicist who helped develop the ENIAC, EDVAC, BINAC, and UNIVAC I.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Physicist, Programmer, and Writer
John McafeeJohn Mcafee
American computer programmer and founder of McAfee and one of the first to design anti-virus software
Category: Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
John OusterhoutJohn Ousterhout
Professor of computer science at University of California where he created Tcl scripting language and Tk platform.
Category: Chairman, Founder, President, Professor, Programmer, 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, Twitter, and Writer
John SallJohn Sall
Co-founder and executive vice president of SAS Institute.
Category: Founder, President, and Writer
John WalkerJohn Walker
Inc as well as Co-author of AutoCAD.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Programmer, and Writer
John WarnockJohn Warnock
Co-founder of Adobe.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, President, Scientist, and Writer
Johnathan WendelJohnathan Wendel
Considered to be the world's first prominent and accomplished professional computer gamer.
Category: Founder, Gamer, Twitter, and Writer
Jon KraftJon Kraft
Co-founder, and CEO of Pandora Media.
Category: CEO, Founder, and Writer
Jon RadoffJon Radoff
American author, entrepreneur, and game designer.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Gamer, Twitter, and Writer
Jon TetzchnerJon Tetzchner
Founder and former CEO of Opera Software who left company in the year 2011.
Category: CEO, Founder, and Writer
Joseph CanionJoseph Canion
American computer scientist and co-founder of Compaq Computer Corporation
Category: CEO, Founder, President, Scientist, and Writer
Julian AssangeJulian Assange
Editor, activist, computer programmer, and hacker best known as the founder of WikiLeaks.
Category: Editor, Founder, Hacker, Inventor, Personality, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Julian BigelowJulian Bigelow
American computer engineer known for designing one of the first computers, the IAS.
Category: Engineer, Founder, and Writer
Justin FrankelJustin Frankel
American computer programmer best known for his work on the Winamp media player application
Category: Founder, Inventor, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Justin KanJustin Kan
American Internet entrepreneur and co-founder of Justin.tv and TwitchTV.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Kapali EswaranKapali Eswaran
One of the founding members of the IBM System R Project, which formed the genesis of relational database technology.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Kara SwisherKara Swisher
American technology columnist and writer for the Wall Street Journal.
Category: Editor, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Keith UncapherKeith Uncapher
Founder of ISI and developer of the Internet.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Manager, and Writer
Ken MccarthyKen Mccarthy
American entrepreneur and Internet commercialization pioneer.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, Writer, and sponsor
Ken OlsenKen Olsen
Founder and former CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).
Category: CEO, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Ken WilliamsKen Williams
Co-founder of On-Live System, which later became Sierra On-Line.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Kevin KellyKevin Kelly
Founder, and executive editor of Wired magazine and former editor and publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog.
Category: Editor, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Kevin RoseKevin Rose
Co-founder of Revision3, Digg, Pownce, and Milk.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Manager, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Kevin SystromKevin Systrom
American entrepreneur and software engineer who co-founded Instagram.
Category: CEO, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Kim DotcomKim Dotcom
German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur also known as Kimble
Category: Convict, Entrepreneur, Founder, Hacker, and Writer
Kimberly BryantKimberly Bryant
Senior biotech manager and founder of Black Girls Code
Category: African American, Founder, Manager, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Kirk LaflerKirk Lafler
American engineer, programmer, author, entrepreneur, consultant, and founder of Software Intelligence Corporation.
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Lap HuiLap Hui
Chinese American tech entrepreneur and co-founder of eMachines and Everex.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
Founder of Oracle.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Larry PageLarry Page
Co-founder of Google.
Category: CEO, Founder, and Writer
Larry RobertsLarry Roberts
Creator of the ARPANET (predecessor to the modern Internet)
Category: Chairman, Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Larry SangerLarry Sanger
American online knowledge organizer and co-founder of Wikipedia.
Category: Editor, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Lars RasmussenLars Rasmussen
Danish-born computer scientist, software developer and co-founder of Google Maps.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Laszlo KalmarLaszlo Kalmar
Hungarian mathematician considered the founder of mathematical logic and theoretical computer science.
Category: Founder, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Laurence SpittersLaurence Spitters
American industrialist and investor who co-founded Memorex (1961)
Category: Founder, Investor, and Writer
Lawrence RoweLawrence Rowe
Computer scientist and Founding director of the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center (BMRC)
Category: Director, Founder, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Lee BoyselLee Boysel
American engineer who developed four-phase logic and built first integrated circuit
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Lee FelsensteinLee Felsenstein
One of the original founders of the Homebrew computer club.
Category: Editor, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Leonard BosackLeonard Bosack
Co-founder of Cisco Systems responsible for pioneering the commercialization of local area network (LAN) technology.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Leonard ShustekLeonard Shustek
Chairman of the board of trustees of the Computer History Museum located in Mountain View, California
Category: Chairman, Founder, and Writer
Lotfali ZadehLotfali Zadeh
Mathematician, computer scientist, artificial intelligence researcher and founder of fuzzy mathematics.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Mathematician, Professor, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Lou MontulliLou Montulli
Programmer known for his work in producing web browsers, namely Lynx and Netscape
Category: Engineer, Founder, Personality, Programmer, and Writer
Luanne JohnsonLuanne Johnson
Founded Argonaut Information Systems to sell payroll and accounts payable software in 1971
Category: Founder 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, Founder, and Writer
Marc AndreessenMarc Andreessen
Short biography of Marc Andreessen the co-author of mosaic the first widely used web browser.
Category: Director, Founder, and Writer
Marc CanterMarc Canter
CEO of Broadband Mechanics and previously founder of MacroMind, the company that became Macromedia.
Category: CEO, Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Mark AbeneMark Abene
Infosec expert, computer programmer, cryptographer, and hacker.
Category: Convict, Founder, Hacker, Programmer, and Writer
Mark BlankMark Blank
American software engineer and game developer.
Category: Engineer, Founder, and Writer
Mark CubanMark Cuban
American businessman, entrepreneur, investor and owner of NBA's Dallas Mavericks.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
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 PincusMark Pincus
Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Zynga, which makes online social games.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Mark TebbeMark Tebbe
Professor at University of Chicago and co-founder of Answers.com
Category: Chairman, Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Professor, and Writer
Markus NetelerMarkus Neteler
Coordinator of GRASS GIS and promoter of Free Software GIS development.
Category: Founder and Writer
Markus PerssonMarkus Persson
Developer of the game Minecraft.
Category: Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Martha FoxMartha Fox
English businesswoman and charity trustee best known for co-founding latminute.com.
Category: Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Martin CooperMartin Cooper
Start of what we know as the Cell phone today.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Marvin MinskyMarvin Minsky
Cognitive scientist, philosopher, and AI specialist.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Mary JepsenMary Jepsen
Leader of the Display Division at Google X Lab and co-founder of One Laptop per Child.
Category: Female, Founder, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Mary KellerMary Keller
First American woman to earn a PhD in Computer Science.
Category: Female, Founder, and Writer
Mat HonanMat Honan
Media innovator, and Senior writer with WIRED Magazine.
Category: Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Matt MullenwegMatt Mullenweg
American online social media entrepreneur and founding developer of WordPress.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Michael DellMichael Dell
Founder of Dell computers.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Michael HartMichael Hart
American author, best known as one of the inventors of the electronic book (or ebook)
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Michael HawleyMichael Hawley
Educator, scientist, artist, and researcher working in the field of digital media.
Category: Director, Founder, Researcher, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Michael LazaridisMichael Lazaridis
Greek Canadian businessman and founder of Research In Motion (BlackBerry handhelds)
Category: Chairman, Founder, and Writer
Michael RobertsonMichael Robertson
Short biography of Michael Robertson the founder and former CEO of MP3.com a popular Internet music site.
Category: CEO, Founder, 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
Michael StonebrakerMichael Stonebraker
Computer scientist widely recognized as one of the world's foremost experts in database technology.
Category: Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Mihai ParparitaMihai Parparita
Software engineer at Google and founding member of the Google Reader development team.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Mike BergmanMike Bergman
Web Scientist and 'deep web' researcher.
Category: CEO, Editor, Founder, Manager, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Mike BerlynMike Berlyn
American video game designer and writer.
Category: Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Mike MccueMike Mccue
Former directory of Twitter and founder of Paper Software, Tellme Networks, and Flipboard.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Mike MorhaimeMike Morhaime
Co-founder, CEO and president of video game developer Blizzard Entertainment.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Minh NguyenMinh Nguyen
Disputed co-founder of Plaxo and murder suspect.
Category: CEO, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Mitchell KaporMitchell Kapor
Founder of Lotus Development Corporation and designer of Lotus 1-2-3.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Mochio UmedaMochio Umeda
Japanese IT enterprise management consultant, author, and one of the most well-known commentators on IT.
Category: Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Morris ChangMorris Chang
Founding Chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
Category: Chairman, Father, Founder, and Writer
Moxie MarlinspikeMoxie Marlinspike
Pioneer of modern software development techniques.
Category: Director, Founder, and Writer
N MurthyN Murthy
Indian businessman and co-founder of Infosys.
Category: Founder and Writer
Nathan EmbertonNathan Emberton
Founder of Computer Hope.
Category: Engineer, Founder, and Writer
Nathan MyhrvoldNathan Myhrvold
Former Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft and Co-founder of Intellectual Ventures
Category: Founder, Personality, and Writer
Nathan RochesterNathan Rochester
Designer of the IBM 701, programmer of the first assembler, and helped create the artificial intelligence field.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Nicholas NegroponteNicholas Negroponte
American architect and founder of the One Laptop per Child Association (OLPC)
Category: Chairman, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Nick WoodmanNick Woodman
American businessman, entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of GoPro.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Noah GlassNoah Glass
Founder of Twitter.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Nolan BushnellNolan Bushnell
American engineer and entrepreneur who founded both Atari, Inc. and the Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza-Time Theaters chain.
Category: Chairman, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Father, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Norman MargolusNorman Margolus
Canadian-American computer scientist and physicist.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Physicist, Scientist, 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
Pafnuty ChebyshevPafnuty Chebyshev
Statistics, mechanics, and analytical geometry.
Category: Father, Founder, Mathematician, and Writer
Patrick McgovernPatrick Mcgovern
Chairman, and founder of International Data Group (IDG)
Category: Chairman, Editor, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Patrick VolkerdingPatrick Volkerding
Software engineer and founder of the Slackware Linux distribution.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Manager, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Paul AllenPaul Allen
Co-founder of Microsoft.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Paul BrainerdPaul Brainerd
Pioneer in the field of computer-aided editing, design, and publishing and co-founder of Aldus.
Category: Coined, Founder, and Writer
Paul DemainePaul Demaine
Leading figure in the early development of computer based automatic indexing.
Category: Founder and Writer
Paul GalvinPaul Galvin
One of the two founders of the telecommunications company Motorola.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Paul GrahamPaul Graham
Venture capitalist, and essayist Known for his work on Lisp (a family of computer programming languages).
Category: Founder, Hacker, Investor, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Paul ThelenPaul Thelen
Founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Big Fish Games.
Category: Chairman, Founder, and Writer
Pete CashmorePete Cashmore
Scottish entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Mashable.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Peter DiamandisPeter Diamandis
American engineer, physician, author, Intel entrepreneur and founder of X PRIZE Foundation.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Peter NeumanPeter Neuman
Computer Science Researcher who worked on the Multics operating system.
Category: Coined, Founder, Researcher, and Writer
Peter NortonPeter Norton
American programmer, software publisher, author, and philanthropist.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Peter SchnellPeter Schnell
German entrepreneur who founded Software AG Foundation.
Category: Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Peter SundePeter Sunde
Founder of Flattr and ex-spokesperson Pirate Bay.
Category: Founder and Writer
Petro VlahosPetro Vlahos
Hollywood special effects pioneer who defined the color-difference bluescreen process.
Category: Founder and Writer
Philip ZimmermanPhilip Zimmerman
Creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP).
Category: Founder, Inventor, President, and Writer
Philippe KahnPhilippe Kahn
Innovator and entrepreneur and inventor of the first camera phone.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Phillip RosedalePhillip Rosedale
American entrepreneur and founder of Linden Lab's Second Life virtual world.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Pierre OmidyarPierre Omidyar
French-born entrepreneur, founder, and chairman of the eBay auction site.
Category: Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Pieter AbeelePieter Abeele
Computer programmer and founder of the PowerPC-version of Gentoo Linux.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Rahul SoodRahul Sood
Founder of VoodooPC and former Chief Technology Officer for HP Global Voodoo Business Unit.
Category: CEO, Founder, Manager, Twitter, and Writer
Rajiv GuptaRajiv Gupta
Prior General Manager at Hewlett Packard and co-inventor of Hewlett Packard's E-speak project (1999).
Category: CEO, Founder, Inventor, Manager, and Writer
Randy EisenmanRandy Eisenman
Founded Satori Capital and Handango in 1999 where he served as president and chief executive officer
Category: Founder, President, and Writer
Randy PauschRandy Pausch
American professor of computer science and human computer interaction at CMU.
Category: Founder, President, Professor, and Writer
Ransom LoveRansom Love
Co-founder of the late Caldera company.
Category: Founder and Writer
Raymond HoltRaymond Holt
Pioneering computer designer and businessman in Silicon Valley Developed the first microprocessor chip set for F-14 Tomcat
Category: Founder and Writer
Reed HastingsReed Hastings
Computer scientist, entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Netflix.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Scientist, 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
Reid HoffmanReid Hoffman
American entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author known as the co-founder of LinkedIn
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Renukanth SubramaniamRenukanth Subramaniam
British Hacker and founder of DarkMarket, Internet cybercrime forum.
Category: Convict, Founder, Hacker, and Writer
Richard BransonRichard Branson
English business magnate and investor and founder of Virgin Group.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, President, Twitter, and Writer
Richard BrodieRichard Brodie
Author Original creator of Microsoft Word.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Richard CanningRichard Canning
EDP Analyzer.
Category: Founder, Manager, and Writer
Richard GreenblattRichard Greenblatt
American computer programmer and one of the founders of the hacker community along with Bill Gosper.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Programmer, and Writer
Richard HammingRichard Hamming
American mathematician and author who invented Hamming codes - computer error-detecting and correcting codes.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Mathematician, President, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Richard LyonRichard Lyon
American scientist known for inventing the optical mouse.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Richard SchulzeRichard Schulze
Founder and past chairman of Best Buy.
Category: Chairman, Founder, and Writer
Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
American software freedom activist and computer programmer who launched the GNU project.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Richard YooRichard Yoo
American entrepreneur and founder of web hosting company Rackspace.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Rob KalinRob Kalin
Online handmade and vintage marketplace founded in the year 2005.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Robert CohnRobert Cohn
Company that commercialized voice mail.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Robert FanoRobert Fano
Inventing (with Claude Shannon) Shannon-Fano coding.
Category: Director, Founder, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Robert FrankstonRobert Frankston
Co-creator of the VisiCalc spreadsheet program.
Category: Founder and Writer
Robert MartinRobert Martin
Consulting firm that specializes in training clients in Java, C++, OOP.
Category: Editor, Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Robert MetcalfeRobert Metcalfe
Founder of 3Com.
Category: Coined, Founder, Hacker, and Writer
Robert MinerRobert Miner
Co-founder of Oracle Corporation and developer of its relational database management system.
Category: Founder and Writer
Robert MorrisRobert Morris
Best known for creating the Morris Worm, the first Internet worm.
Category: Convict, Father, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Robert NoyceRobert Noyce
Inventor of the integrated circuit and co-founder of Intel.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Robert SteinRobert Stein
Computer pioneer who founded the Voyager Company.
Category: Founder and Writer
Robert TaylorRobert Taylor
Internet Pioneer and Director of ARPA's Information Processing Techniques Office from 1965 through 1969.
Category: Director, Founder, Manager, and Writer
Roberta WilliamsRoberta Williams
American video game creator and designer and co-founder of Sierra Entertainment.
Category: Female, Founder, and Writer
Roger SipplRoger Sippl
Entrepreneur, and innovator who founded Informix Software and pioneered SQL relational databases.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Ronald WayneRonald Wayne
American electronics industry worker and co-founded Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Rosalind PicardRosalind Picard
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT.
Category: Director, Female, Founder, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Ross UlbrichtRoss Ulbricht
Founder of the online black market Silk Road.
Category: Convict, Founder, and Writer
Ryan BlockRyan Block
Technology journalist, critic, former editor of Engadget, and co-founder of gdgt.
Category: Editor, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Ryan ShroutRyan Shrout
Founder, owner, operator and editor-in-chief of PC Perspective.
Category: Editor, Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Saadia MuzaffarSaadia Muzaffar
Marketing, sales and business executive and organizer of Startup Weekends.
Category: Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Sabeer BhatiaSabeer Bhatia
Indian American who founded the Hotmail email service.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Salman KhanSalman Khan
American educator, entrepreneur, and founder of the Khan Academy
Category: Analyst, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Sam SchillaceSam Schillace
One of the founders of Writely, which was sold to Google for Google Docs.
Category: Director, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Samy KamkarSamy Kamkar
Computer security researcher known for creating Evercookie
Category: Founder, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Sandra LernerSandra Lerner
Co-founder of Cisco Systems and founder of Urban Decay cosmetics.
Category: Female, Founder, and Writer
Savvas ChamberlainSavvas Chamberlain
Inventor, scientist and professor who invented silicon image sensors.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Scott CookScott Cook
Founder of Intuit in 1983 and currently chairman of the board of Intuit.
Category: Chairman, Director, Founder, and Writer
Scott McnealyScott Mcnealy
American businessman and co-founded computer technology company Sun Microsystems in 1982.
Category: CEO, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Sebastian ThrunSebastian Thrun
Founder of Google X, home to projects like the Google self-driving car and Google Glass.
Category: CEO, Founder, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Sellam IsmailSellam Ismail
Operator of VintageTech, a consultancy specializing in obsolete computers.
Category: Founder and Writer
Sergey BrinSergey Brin
Co-founder of Google.
Category: Founder and Writer
Seymour CraySeymour Cray
Founder of Cray.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Shawn FanningShawn Fanning
Computer programmer and co-founder of Napster.
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Sidney HarmanSidney Harman
American business man who with Bernard Kardon made the first integrated hi-fi receiver and founded Harman Kardon
Category: Chairman, Founder, and Writer
Sidney MeierSidney Meier
Canadian programmer and video game designer known for video game Civilization.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Simon PhippsSimon Phipps
And open source advocate and founder of IBM's Java Technology Center.
Category: CEO, Founder, President, Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Sky DaytonSky Dayton
American entrepreneur, founder of EarthLink, co-founder of eCompanies and founder and chairman of Boingo
Category: Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Sophia BekeleSophia Bekele
Business and corporate executive and Executive Director and Founder of DotConnectAfrica Trust.
Category: CEO, Director, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Stephanie ShirleyStephanie Shirley
British businesswoman and philanthropist who is best known for founding the software company F.I. Group.
Category: Female, Founder, President, and Writer
Stephen KleeneStephen Kleene
American mathematician and co-founder of the branch of mathematical logic known as recursion theory.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Mathematician, and Writer
Stephen WolframStephen Wolfram
Founder of Wolfram|Alpha.
Category: Founder, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Steve CappsSteve Capps
American computer programmer and engineer known for his work on the Apple Inc. Macintosh computer and Newton OS during the 1980s and 1990s.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Steve CaseSteve Case
Co-founder of America Online (AOL).
Category: CEO, Chairman, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Steve ChenSteve Chen
Co-founder of YouTube.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Steve GarfieldSteve Garfield
Videographer, video blogging pioneer and co-founder of New Mediacracy podcast.
Category: Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Steve GibsonSteve Gibson
Computer enthusiast, software engineer and security researcher.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Personality, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Steve JobsSteve Jobs
Co-founder of and former CEO of the Apple company.
Category: CEO, Director, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Steve KirschSteve Kirsch
American computer scientist and entrepreneur known for inventing the optical mouse.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple and Father of the Apple computer.
Category: CEO, Father, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Stewart BrandStewart Brand
American writer, best known as editor of the Whole Earth Catalog.
Category: Editor, Founder, Hacker, Inventor, and Writer
Stuart MoulthropStuart Moulthrop
Author of hypertext fiction works Victory Garden.
Category: Founder, Professor, and Writer
Ted DabneyTed Dabney
Co-founder along with Nolan Bushnell of Atari Inc.1971 which started as Syzygy.
Category: Founder and Writer
Tedd WaittTedd Waitt
American billionaire philanthropist who was a co-founder of Gateway, Inc.
Category: Founder and Writer
Thomas EdisonThomas Edison
Inventor of the phonograph, motion picture camera, electric light bulb, and more.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Thomas PabstThomas Pabst
German doctor who founded the online publication
Category: Founder and Writer
Thomas SiebelThomas Siebel
American business executive, software developer and investor.
Category: Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Manager, and Writer
Tiffany ShlainTiffany Shlain
American Internet pioneer, filmmaker, author and founder of the Webby Awards.
Category: CEO, Director, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Tim Berners-leeTim Berners-lee
Father of the World Wide Web (WWW).
Category: Father, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Tim BrayTim Bray
Canadian software developer who helped create XML.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Tim O'reillyTim O'reilly
Founder of O'Reilly Media.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Tim WestergrenTim Westergren
Co-founder of Pandora and creator of Genome project.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Tom AndersonTom Anderson
Co-founder of Myspace.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Tom HallTom Hall
American game designer who founded id Software where he served as creative director and designer.
Category: Director, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Tony FadellTony Fadell
Known as the father of the Apple iPod.
Category: Entrepreneur, Father, Founder, Inventor, Investor, President, Twitter, and Writer
Tony HsiehTony Hsieh
Venture capitalist and Internet entrepreneur who founded Zappos.com.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Valentin TurchinValentin Turchin
Soviet and American computer scientist and cybernetician who developed the Refal programming language.
Category: Father, Founder, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Valerie LandauValerie Landau
American software designer, author, and educator and director of Round World Media.
Category: Director, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Victor AlhadeffVictor Alhadeff
Business executive known as the founder and CEO of Egghead Software.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Founder, President, and Writer
Vinod KhoslaVinod Khosla
American businessman, billionaire and co-founder of Sun Microsystems.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Founder, Investor, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Vint CerfVint Cerf
Father of the Internet.
Category: Father, Founder, Personality, President, Scientist, and Writer
Ward ChristensenWard Christensen
First bulletin board system (BBS) ever brought online (1978).
Category: Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Wayne GreenWayne Green
American publisher, writer and consultant and founder of Byte magazine.
Category: Founder and Writer
Werner SiemensWerner Siemens
German inventor and industrialist and founder of the Siemens company.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Will GlaserWill Glaser
Pioneer who co founded Pandora Radio.
Category: Founder and Writer
Will WrightWill Wright
Founder of Maxis, now part of Electronic Arts and helped develop such games as SimCity, Sims, and Spore.
Category: Director, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
William HewlettWilliam Hewlett
Co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard (HP) company.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, President, and Writer
William JoyWilliam Joy
Co-founder of Sun Microsystems, helped with the development of BSD, and original author of vi.
Category: Editor, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
William MillardWilliam Millard
Short biography of William Millard the founder and chairman of the electronics retailer ComputerLand.
Category: Chairman, Founder, and Writer
William NorrisWilliam Norris
American computer executive, co-founder and CEO of Control Data Corporation (CDC).
Category: CEO, Founder, and Writer
Xeni JardinXeni Jardin
American digital media commentator, tech culture journalist, weblogger, and founder of Boing Boing.
Category: Editor, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Yancey StricklerYancey Strickler
American Internet entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter.
Category: CEO, Editor, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer

Computer Pioneers