Computer pioneers and people on Twitter

Below is a listing of computer pioneers and people that have helped the computer industry that are on Twitter. 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
Al GoreAl Gore
American politician, advocate, author, philanthropist and environmental activist.
Category: Director, Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Al LoweAl Lowe
American programmer, and game designer known for the Leisure Suit Larry game series.
Category: Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Alan EmtageAlan Emtage
Developer for Archie the first search engine.
Category: Twitter and Writer
Alan SchaafAlan Schaaf
Founder of Imgur, the world's largest image hosting site
Category: Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Alexis OhanianAlexis Ohanian
American entrepreneur and angel investor best known for investing in Reddit.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Amanda ChessellAmanda Chessell
Computer scientist and Engineer at IBM Known for software inventions and innovation of development tools
Category: Engineer, Female, Inventor, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Amber MacarthurAmber Macarthur
Canadian television and netcasting personality well known for the Call for Help series.
Category: Female, Personality, Twitter, 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
Andrew BaronAndrew Baron
Creator of Rocketboom, Know Your Meme and the video aggregator site, Magma.
Category: Twitter and Writer
Andrew KaluzniackiAndrew Kaluzniacki
Software engineer and game engine developer.
Category: Engineer, Twitter, 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
Andrew PlotkinAndrew Plotkin
Interactive fiction writer known as Zarf.
Category: Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Andrew SullivanAndrew Sullivan
British author, editor and one of the first political bloggers.
Category: Editor, 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
Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington
Greek-American author and syndicated columnist.
Category: Editor, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Barrett BrownBarrett Brown
American activist, author and Founder of Project PM.
Category: Convict, Director, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Becky WorleyBecky Worley
American journalist and broadcaster best known for being TechLive's Computer Security Analyst.
Category: Analyst, Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Ben HammersleyBen Hammersley
British Internet technologist, journalist, author, and broadcaster.
Category: Editor, Twitter, and Writer
Bill GatesBill Gates
Founder of Microsoft.
Category: CEO, Founder, President, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Bill KendrickBill Kendrick
American software developer known for creating and maintaining Tux Paint.
Category: Editor, Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Bill PytlovanyBill Pytlovany
Computer and network security program developer know as author of WinPatrol program.
Category: Twitter 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 RosenscheinBob Rosenschein
American-Israeli Internet entrepreneur and founder of Answers.com
Category: CEO, Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Brad FitzpatrickBrad Fitzpatrick
Creator of LiveJournal and author of a variety of free software projects such as OpenID and memcached.
Category: Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Brad TempletonBrad Templeton
Software Architect and early pioneer of Usenet.
Category: Chairman, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Brian EnoBrian Eno
Creator of the six-second start-up music-sound of the Windows 95 operating system and the Prophecy Theme in the film Dune.
Category: Composer, Twitter, 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
Brian TongBrian Tong
Prizefight, Tap That App & How-To's.
Category: Editor, Personality, 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
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
Chad HurleyChad Hurley
Co-founder of YouTube.
Category: CEO, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Chris DewolfeChris Dewolfe
American entrepreneur and former CEO and co-creator of Myspace.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Twitter, 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 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
Cindy BatesCindy Bates
Vice President of SMB (Small-to-Midsized Business) at Microsoft Company
Category: Female, President, Twitter, and Writer
Clay ShirkyClay Shirky
American writer, consultant, lecturer, and teacher.
Category: President, Twitter, 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
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
Dan KaminskyDan Kaminsky
American security researcher and chief scientist of White Ops.
Category: Researcher, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Dan KaufmanDan Kaufman
Director of the Information Innovation Office at DARPA.
Category: Director, Manager, Twitter, and Writer
Danah BoydDanah Boyd
Social media scholar, youth researcher and advocate who works at Microsoft Research.
Category: Female, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Danese CooperDanese Cooper
Open source diva and American computer programmer.
Category: Director, Female, Programmer, Scientist, 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
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 HanssonDavid Hansson
Danish computer programmer and creator of Ruby on Rails web development framework and the Instiki wiki.
Category: Hacker, Programmer, Twitter, 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 WiseDavid Wise
British video game music composer known for his work on Nintendo's Donkey Kong Country series.
Category: Composer, Twitter, 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
Derek GehlDerek Gehl
Internet marketing strategist, software developer, e-commerce columnist and seminar speaker.
Category: Twitter 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
Don SymeDon Syme
Australian born computer scientist and creator of the F# programming language.
Category: Programmer, Researcher, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Donna DubinskyDonna Dubinsky
American Businesswoman who helped with the development of PDAs at Palm.
Category: CEO, Female, Founder, Twitter, 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
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
Ed BottEd Bott
Award-winning journalist and one of the most recognized voices in the computing world.
Category: Editor, Twitter, and Writer
Edwin CatmullEdwin Catmull
Computer scientist and President of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios.
Category: Inventor, President, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Elon MuskElon Musk
Founder of SpaceX, and co-founder of Tesla Motors.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Eric RaymondEric Raymond
American computer programmer, author, and open source software advocate.
Category: Hacker, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Ethan ZuckermanEthan Zuckerman
American Internet activist, media scholar, blogger, and author.
Category: Coined, Director, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Evan WilliamsEvan Williams
Co-founder of Twitter and blogger.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Felix KjellbergFelix Kjellberg
Swedish video game commentator on YouTube.
Category: Twitter 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
Gabe NewellGabe Newell
Producer of the first three releases of Windows and co-founder of valve.
Category: Director, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Garry KasparovGarry Kasparov
Russian chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion.
Category: Grandmaster, Twitter, and Writer
Gary McgrawGary Mcgraw
American computer scientist and Internet technology author.
Category: Personality, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Gerald WeinbergGerald Weinberg
American computer scientist, author, and teacher.
Category: Founder, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Grady BoochGrady Booch
American software engineer known for developing Unified Modeling Language (UML)
Category: Engineer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Guido Van RossumGuido Van Rossum
Author of the Python programming language.
Category: Engineer, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Guy KawasakiGuy Kawasaki
Silicon valley venture capitalist, author, and Apple Fellow.
Category: Director, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Harry MccrackenHarry Mccracken
Technology writer and editor.
Category: Editor, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Hugh HerrHugh Herr
American Biophysicist and designer of specialized prostheses.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Physicist, Professor, Twitter, and Writer
Igor SysoevIgor Sysoev
Russian software developer known for creating Nginx.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
Creator of Twitter and founder of Square.
Category: CEO, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, 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
Jan KoumJan Koum
American computer engineer and Internet entrepreneur and co-founder of WhatsApp.
Category: CEO, Director, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, Hacker, 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
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
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
Jenni FlindersJenni Flinders
American born Vice president of the U.S. Partner Group at Microsoft Company
Category: Female, President, Twitter, 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
Jerry ShenJerry Shen
Entrepreneur and creator of fantasy sports app Bignoggins.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Twitter, and Writer
Jim HallJim Hall
Computer Programmer and Advocate for free software known for his work on FreeDOS.
Category: Programmer, Twitter, 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 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 DoerrJohn Doerr
American venture capitalist widely regarded as one of the top technology venture capitalists in the world.
Category: Investor, Twitter, and Writer
John DvorakJohn Dvorak
American columnist and broadcasters in the areas of technology and computing.
Category: Editor, Personality, President, Twitter, and Writer
John EulenbergJohn Eulenberg
Professor Emeritus at Michigan State who Created Stevie Wonder's first talking and signing computer (1975).
Category: Professor, Twitter, and Writer
John MarkoffJohn Markoff
New York Times Journalist and Author of Takedown book about Kevin Mitnick.
Category: Editor, Hacker, Twitter, 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 ResigJohn Resig
Computer programmer and entrepreneur known as the creator and lead developer of the jQuery JavaScript library.
Category: Entrepreneur, Programmer, Twitter, 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 ShedletskyJohn Shedletsky
American game developer and designer and former creative director at ROBLOX.
Category: Director, Engineer, Twitter, and Writer
John VittalJohn Vittal
Computer programmer who's credited with transforming the old email system into the highly user-friendly tool.
Category: Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Johnathan WendelJohnathan Wendel
Considered to be the world's first prominent and accomplished professional computer gamer.
Category: Founder, Gamer, Twitter, and Writer
Jolie OdellJolie Odell
Internet personality known for her blog and writing work with Mashable and VentureBeat.
Category: Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Jon RadoffJon Radoff
American author, entrepreneur, and game designer.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Gamer, Twitter, and Writer
Jonathan BlowJonathan Blow
American independent videogame developer and creator of the game Braid.
Category: Twitter 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
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
Justin RattnerJustin Rattner
Corporate Vice President, chief technology officer (CTO) and director of Intel Labs
Category: Director, President, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Justine EzarikJustine Ezarik
American Internet personality, lifecaster, and viral video comedian.
Category: Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Kara SwisherKara Swisher
American technology columnist and writer for the Wall Street Journal.
Category: Editor, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Ken GoldbergKen Goldberg
American writer, artist, inventor and researcher in Robotics.
Category: Inventor, Professor, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Ken MccarthyKen Mccarthy
American entrepreneur and Internet commercialization pioneer.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, Writer, and sponsor
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 MitnickKevin Mitnick
Computer security consultant, author, and hacker.
Category: Convict, Hacker, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Kevin PoulsenKevin Poulsen
Former black hat hacker known for his telephone takeover hack to win a Porsche 944 S2 car.
Category: Editor, Hacker, Twitter, and Writer
Kevin RoseKevin Rose
Co-founder of Revision3, Digg, Pownce, and Milk.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Manager, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Kim KomandoKim Komando
Host of an American talk radio program The Kim Komando Show which covers personal computers.
Category: Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Kim StevensonKim Stevenson
Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Intel.
Category: President, Twitter, and Writer
Kimberly BryantKimberly Bryant
Senior biotech manager and founder of Black Girls Code
Category: African American, Founder, Manager, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
Founder of Oracle.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Larry PressLarry Press
Professor of Information Systems at California State University.
Category: Editor, Professor, Twitter, and Writer
Larry SangerLarry Sanger
American online knowledge organizer and co-founder of Wikipedia.
Category: Editor, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Larry SmarrLarry Smarr
Physicist and leader in scientific computing, supercomputer applications, and Internet infrastructure.
Category: Director, Physicist, Twitter, and Writer
Larry TeslerLarry Tesler
American computer scientist and inventor of Copy and Paste.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Larry WallLarry Wall
Original developer of Perl.
Category: Programmer, 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
Lee FelsensteinLee Felsenstein
One of the original founders of the Homebrew computer club.
Category: Editor, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Lee SanghyeokLee Sanghyeok
Professional League of Legends computer game player.
Category: Gamer, Twitter, and Writer
Leo LaporteLeo Laporte
American technology broadcaster, author, speaker, and entrepreneur.
Category: Editor, Entrepreneur, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Linus TorvaldsLinus Torvalds
Original developer of Linux.
Category: Hacker, Twitter, and Writer
Lynn ConwayLynn Conway
American computer scientist, electrical engineer, and inventor who invented the generalized dynamic instruction handling.
Category: Engineer, Female, Inventor, President, Scientist, Twitter, 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
Marissa MayerMarissa Mayer
Former Google Vice President of Location and Local Services and now Yahoo CEO.
Category: CEO, Engineer, Female, President, Twitter, 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
Markus PerssonMarkus Persson
Developer of the game Minecraft.
Category: Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Marques BrownleeMarques Brownlee
American video producer, tech-reviewer, and YouTube star.
Category: African American, Personality, 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
Martin FowlerMartin Fowler
Pioneer of modern software development techniques.
Category: Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Mary FoleyMary Foley
Writer for the tech industry, including ZDNet and frequent quest on radio, TV, and podcasts.
Category: Female, Personality, Twitter, 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
Mat HonanMat Honan
Media innovator, and Senior writer with WIRED Magazine.
Category: Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Matt CuttsMatt Cutts
American software engineer and head of the Webspam team at Google.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Matt MullenwegMatt Mullenweg
American online social media entrepreneur and founding developer of WordPress.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Meg WhitmanMeg Whitman
American business executive and president of Hewlett-Packard.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Female, President, Twitter, and Writer
Megan SmithMegan Smith
Vice president, Google[x] at Google and former vice president of business development.
Category: CEO, Personality, President, Twitter, and Writer
Mg SieglerMg Siegler
American Venture Capitalist and writer and columnist for TechCrunch.
Category: Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Michael DellMichael Dell
Founder of Dell computers.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, 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 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
Miguel IcazaMiguel Icaza
Mexican free software programmer, best known for starting the GNOME and Mono projects.
Category: Manager, Programmer, Twitter, 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 BerlynMike Berlyn
American video game designer and writer.
Category: Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Mike LeskMike Lesk
Computer scientist who worked with the SMART Information Retrieval System.
Category: Scientist, 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
Mikko HypponenMikko Hypponen
Computer security expert and columnist for Wired.
Category: 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
Molly WoodMolly Wood
Executive editor at CNET.com.
Category: Editor, Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Nate SilverNate Silver
American statistician, sabermetrician, psephologist, and writer of FiveThirtyEight Blog.
Category: President, 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
Nicholas NegroponteNicholas Negroponte
American architect and founder of the One Laptop per Child Association (OLPC)
Category: Chairman, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, 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
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
Patrick McgovernPatrick Mcgovern
Chairman, and founder of International Data Group (IDG)
Category: Chairman, Editor, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Patrick NortonPatrick Norton
Former managing editor and co-host of The Screen Savers.
Category: Editor, Personality, 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 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 KingPaul King
Australian software developer, scientist, and entrepreneur.
Category: Entrepreneur, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Paul MockapetrisPaul Mockapetris
American Internet pioneer and computer scientist and creator of the Internet Domain Name System.
Category: Inventor, Manager, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Paul ThurrottPaul Thurrott
Technology blogger, author, podcaster, and news editor for Windows IT Pro magazine.
Category: Editor, Personality, Twitter, 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 MolyneuxPeter Molyneux
English video game designer and game programmer.
Category: Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Peter TattamPeter Tattam
Software developer known for authoring Trumpet Winsock.
Category: Director, 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
Phillip RosedalePhillip Rosedale
American entrepreneur and founder of Linden Lab's Second Life virtual world.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Quentin StaffordfraserQuentin Staffordfraser
British computer scientist who helped create the first webcam.
Category: Scientist, Twitter, 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
Randy WiggintonRandy Wigginton
Programmer and one of Apple Computer's first employee number 6.
Category: Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Rasmus LerdorfRasmus Lerdorf
Danish programmer with Canadian citizenship best known as the creator of the PHP scripting language.
Category: Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Ray OzzieRay Ozzie
American software industry entrepreneur and Chief Technical Officer at Microsoft.
Category: Entrepreneur, Inventor, Twitter, 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
Richard BransonRichard Branson
English business magnate and investor and founder of Virgin Group.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, President, Twitter, and Writer
Richard HarperRichard Harper
British Sociologist and principle researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge.
Category: Professor, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Richard SkrentaRichard Skrenta
Computer programmer and creator of search engine blekko.
Category: Entrepreneur, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Richard YooRichard Yoo
American entrepreneur and founder of web hosting company Rackspace.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Rob AutenRob Auten
Author of video games including Battlefield: Hardline and Gears of War: Judgement
Category: Twitter and Writer
Rob KalinRob Kalin
Online handmade and vintage marketplace founded in the year 2005.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Robert EnderleRobert Enderle
American technology analyst and labeled as the most quoted technology analysts in the media.
Category: Analyst, Twitter, and Writer
Robert MartinRobert Martin
Consulting firm that specializes in training clients in Java, C++, OOP.
Category: Editor, Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Robert ScobleRobert Scoble
American blogger, author, and technical evangelist who runs Scobleizer.
Category: Twitter, Writer, and sponsor
Roger MooreRoger Moore
Professor of spoken language processing in the Speech and Hearing Research Group at the University of Sheffield
Category: Professor, Twitter, 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
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
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 KurtzigSandra Kurtzig
Software management firm and former CEO of the ASK Group.
Category: CEO, Female, Twitter, and Writer
Sarah LaneSarah Lane
American television and Internet personality.
Category: Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
Indian-American business executive and current Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft.
Category: President, Twitter, and Writer
Scott GuthrieScott Guthrie
Known for his work on ASP.NET.
Category: President, Twitter, 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
Sergio VerduSergio Verdu
Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University who teaches and conducts research on Information Theory.
Category: Professor, Twitter, and Writer
Shawn FanningShawn Fanning
Computer programmer and co-founder of Napster.
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Sheryl SandbergSheryl Sandberg
American businesswoman and chief operating officer of Facebook.
Category: Female, President, Twitter, and Writer
Shyam SankarShyam Sankar
Director of Forward Deployed Engineering at Palantir Technologies.
Category: Director, Manager, Twitter, 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
Stephen WolframStephen Wolfram
Founder of Wolfram|Alpha.
Category: Founder, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer
CEO of Microsoft.
Category: CEO, Manager, Twitter, and Writer
Steve CaseSteve Case
Co-founder of America Online (AOL).
Category: CEO, Chairman, Founder, Twitter, 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 KirschSteve Kirsch
American computer scientist and entrepreneur known for inventing the optical mouse.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Steve MannSteve Mann
Researcher and inventor known for his work on computational photography and wearable computing.
Category: Editor, Father, Inventor, Programmer, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple and Father of the Apple computer.
Category: CEO, Father, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Steven SinofskySteven Sinofsky
President of the Windows Division at Microsoft from July 2009 through his departure on November 12, 2012
Category: President, Twitter, and Writer
Stewart CheifetStewart Cheifet
Television host and producer of Computer Chronicles.
Category: Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Stuart CheshireStuart Cheshire
Senior Scientist at Apple Computer and author of Mac multi-player game Bolo who Pioneered Zeroconf networking
Category: Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Sue GardnerSue Gardner
Canadian journalist and Executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation (2007-2013).
Category: Director, Female, Twitter, and Writer
Sugata MitraSugata Mitra
Professor at Newcastle University in England known for his
Category: Professor, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Susan DeckerSusan Decker
American business executive and former president of Yahoo! Inc.
Category: Analyst, Director, Investor, President, Twitter, and Writer
Susan DumaisSusan Dumais
Principal Researcher in the Context, Learning, and User Experience for Search (CLUES) Group of Microsoft Research.
Category: Female, Professor, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Susan WojcickiSusan Wojcicki
American businesswoman and CEO of YouTube.
Category: CEO, Female, Twitter, and Writer
Theodore TsoTheodore Tso
American software developer known for his work on the Linux kernel.
Category: Director, Twitter, and Writer
Tiffany ShlainTiffany Shlain
American Internet pioneer, filmmaker, author and founder of the Webby Awards.
Category: CEO, Director, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Tilly BlythTilly Blyth
Computer Historian and Keeper of Technologies and Engineering at the Science Museum.
Category: Editor, Female, 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
Tom MerrittTom Merritt
Broadcaster and technology journalist.
Category: Editor, Personality, 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
Valerie LandauValerie Landau
American software designer, author, and educator and director of Round World Media.
Category: Director, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Veronica BelmontVeronica Belmont
Co-host of Revision3 Tekzilla.
Category: Editor, Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Vinod KhoslaVinod Khosla
American businessman, billionaire and co-founder of Sun Microsystems.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Founder, Investor, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Walter MossbergWalter Mossberg
American journalist and writer who is the principal technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal.
Category: Twitter and Writer
Ward ChristensenWard Christensen
First bulletin board system (BBS) ever brought online (1978).
Category: Founder, Inventor, Twitter, 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 DavidowWilliam Davidow
American engineer, author, marketing executive, and venture capitalist.
Category: Engineer, Investor, President, Twitter, and Writer
William GibsonWilliam Gibson
Speculative fiction novelist who help create cyberpunk subgenre.
Category: Coined, Twitter, and Writer
William StallingsWilliam Stallings
American Computer Science, Cryptography and Security textbook author.
Category: Twitter 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
Yukihiro MatsumotoYukihiro Matsumoto
Japanese computer scientist and software programmer known as the lead designer of the Ruby programming language.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Zeev SuraskiZeev Suraski
Server-side scripting computer programming language
Category: Programmer, Twitter, and Writer

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