Writer computer pioneers

Below is a listing of computer pioneers that have been tagged as a Writer. 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
Abhay BhushanAbhay Bhushan
Author of FTP.
Category: Chairman, Engineer, President, and Writer
Abraham LempelAbraham Lempel
Father of LZ family of lossless data compression algorithms.
Category: Father, Scientist, and Writer
Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace
World's first computer programmer.
Category: Female, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Adam OsborneAdam Osborne
Inventor of the first portable computer.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Adele GoldbergAdele Goldberg
Computer scientist who helped develop Smalltalk.
Category: Female, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Adi ShamirAdi Shamir
One of the co-inventors of the RSA algorithm.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Adrian CarmackAdrian Carmack
One of the founders of iD Software.
Category: Coined, Founder, and Writer
Al AlcornAl Alcorn
American pioneering engineer and computer scientist Known for designing the first significant video arcade game: Pong
Category: Engineer, Scientist, 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
Alain ColmerauerAlain Colmerauer
One of the earliest linguistic formalisms used in the development of the TAUM-METEO machine.
Category: Founder, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Alain GlavieuxAlain Glavieux
Co-inventor of codes that helped shape digital communication.
Category: Inventor, Professor, and Writer
Alan CooperAlan Cooper
Father of Visual Basic.
Category: Father, Programmer, and Writer
Alan CoxAlan Cox
Linux developer and Free Software Foundation award recipient.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Alan EmtageAlan Emtage
Developer for Archie the first search engine.
Category: Twitter and Writer
Alan KayAlan Kay
Computer pioneer who help create the idea of a laptop computer, GUI, Ethernet, Laser Printing, and Smalltalk.
Category: Hacker, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Alan KotokAlan Kotok
Computer scientist, hacker, and developer.
Category: Hacker, Scientist, and Writer
Alan MillerAlan Miller
Pioneer and influential figure in the video game industry and early game designer and programmer for Atari 2600 games
Category: Programmer and Writer
Alan PerlisAlan Perlis
Well known and respected computer scientist known for his work with computer programming languages.
Category: 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
Alan TuringAlan Turing
Developer of the Turing Machine and Turing Test.
Category: Analyst, Father, Logician, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
Well known and respected theoretical physicist.
Category: Physicist and Writer
Albert GonzalezAlbert Gonzalez
Computer hacker and computer criminal.
Category: Hacker and Writer
Albert HullAlbert Hull
American electrical engineer known for inventing the magnetron.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Alessandro VoltaAlessandro Volta
Italian physicist known for the invention of the battery in the 1800s.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
Alex HoldenAlex Holden
Ukrainian IT researcher who found 1.2 billion stolen passwords.
Category: Hacker, Researcher, and Writer
Alexander BainAlexander Bain
Inventor of the electric clock.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Alexander BrudnoAlexander Brudno
Computer scientist who discovered the alpha-beta algorithm.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Alexander DouglasAlexander Douglas
Developer of the first graphical computer game, OXO.
Category: Professor and Writer
Alexander FraserAlexander Fraser
British-American computer scientist.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
Inventor, engineer, and innovator best known for inventing the telephone.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Alexey IvanovAlexey Ivanov
Russian computer programmer and hacker.
Category: Convict, Hacker, Programmer, and Writer
Alexey LyapunovAlexey Lyapunov
Soviet mathematician and pioneer of computer science.
Category: Founder, Mathematician, Programmer, and Writer
Alexey PajitnovAlexey Pajitnov
Inventor of Tetris.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Alexis OhanianAlexis Ohanian
American entrepreneur and angel investor best known for investing in Reddit.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Alfred AhoAlfred Aho
Canadian computer scientist and author known for the Aho-Corasick string matching algorithm.
Category: President, Programmer, Scientist, 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 CoombsAllen Coombs
Key designer of the Colossus computer.
Category: Engineer 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 NewellAllen Newell
Computer science and cognitive psychology researcher.
Category: Researcher 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
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
Amir PnueliAmir Pnueli
Respected computer scientist who focused on temporal logic and model checking.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Amy BriggsAmy Briggs
American computer programmer and interactive fiction game creator.
Category: Engineer, Female, 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
Anatoliy MorozovAnatoliy Morozov
Ukrainian scientist in the field of cybernetics and Chief Designer of the RADA system
Category: Scientist and Writer
Anders HejlsbergAnders Hejlsberg
Author of Turbo Pascal and chief architect of Delphi.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Programmer, 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
Andreas RaabAndreas Raab
German computer scientist who developed new concepts and applications in 3D graphics and Key contributor to the Squeak platform
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Andrei ErshovAndrei Ershov
Pioneer in the field of theoretical and systems programming.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Andrew BaronAndrew Baron
Creator of Rocketboom, Know Your Meme and the video aggregator site, Magma.
Category: Twitter and Writer
Andrew BobeckAndrew Bobeck
American electrical engineer and inventor of bubble memory.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Researcher, and Writer
Andrew BoothAndrew Booth
Inventor of Booth's multiplication algorithm that led to the invention of drum memory.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Physicist, Scientist, and Writer
Andrew Chi-chih YaoAndrew Chi-chih Yao
Computer scientist and computational theorist who created Yao's Principle.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Andrew GroveAndrew Grove
Former CEO of Intel.
Category: CEO, Engineer, and Writer
Andrew KaluzniackiAndrew Kaluzniacki
Software engineer and game engine developer.
Category: Engineer, Twitter, 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
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
Andrew TanenbaumAndrew Tanenbaum
American computer scientist best known as the author of MINIX.
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Andy BryantAndy Bryant
American businessperson and Chairman of multinational semiconductor company Intel.
Category: Chairman and Writer
Andy HertzfeldAndy Hertzfeld
One of the original Apple Macintosh developers.
Category: Scientist 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 BarrAnthony Barr
Computer programming language designer, software engineer, and inventor.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Programmer, 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
Antoni KilinskiAntoni Kilinski
Helped develop the computer science curriculum.
Category: Professor and Writer
Antonin SvobodaAntonin Svoboda
Computer scientist, engineer, and researcher credited for fault-tolerant computer systems.
Category: Engineer, Mathematician, Researcher, Scientist, 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
Armas MarkkulaArmas Markkula
Angel investor and second CEO of Apple Computer.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Investor, Manager, President, and Writer
Arnold DumeyArnold Dumey
Inventor of computer hashing and the postal sorting machine.
Category: Analyst, Inventor, and Writer
Arthur BurksArthur Burks
Mathematician who helped design the ENIAC.
Category: Mathematician and Writer
Arthur ClarkArthur Clark
Science fiction author, inventor, and futurist.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Arthur RockArthur Rock
Venture capitalist and investor.
Category: Investor and Writer
Arthur SamuelArthur Samuel
Big contributor to the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and one of the first to use hash tables.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Arthur ScherbiusArthur Scherbius
German electrical engineer known for inventing the Enigma machine.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, 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
August DvorakAugust Dvorak
Educational psychologist best known for creating the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard.
Category: Professor and Writer
Azim PremjiAzim Premji
Indian business tycoon, philanthropist, and chairman of Wipro Limited.
Category: Chairman and Writer
Bailey DiffieBailey Diffie
American cryptographer and pioneer of public-key cryptography.
Category: President and Writer
Barbara LiskovBarbara Liskov
First women in the United States to be awarded a Ph.D. from a computer science department.
Category: Female, Programmer, Scientist, 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 BoehmBarry Boehm
American software engineer known for his many contributions to software engineering.
Category: Engineer, Professor, and Writer
Barry LamBarry Lam
Founder and Chairman of Quanta Computer.
Category: Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, Manager, and Writer
Barry LeibaBarry Leiba
Developer at IBM Research that helped develop Spam Guru and is involved with the IETF.
Category: Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Bashir RameyevBashir Rameyev
Soviet inventor and scientist and one of the founders of Soviet computing.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, 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 FortaBen Forta
Author and senior technical evangelist for Adobe Systems.
Category: Writer
Ben HammersleyBen Hammersley
British Internet technologist, journalist, author, and broadcaster.
Category: Editor, Twitter, and Writer
Ben ShneidermanBen Shneiderman
And professor for Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Ben SilbermannBen Silbermann
Co-founder and CEO of Pinterest.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
Author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, and much more.
Category: Inventor, President, Scientist, and Writer
Beny AlagemBeny Alagem
An Israeli American entrepreneur, developer, and the founder of Packard Bell Electronics
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Bernard GallerBernard Galler
American mathematician and computer scientist who worked in developing large-scale operating systems and computer languages.
Category: Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Bernard KardonBernard Kardon
American electrical engineer and co-founder of Harman/Kardon.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Bernd FixBernd Fix
German Hacker known for his Computer virus research.
Category: Hacker and Writer
Bernhard ThalheimBernhard Thalheim
Computer Scientist and Professor of Information Systems Engineering Known for Conceptual Modeling and its Theoretical Foundation
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Bertrand MeyerBertrand Meyer
Author, and consultant who created the Eiffel programming language.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Bill AtkinsonBill Atkinson
Computer engineer at Apple who help create MacPaint, QuickDraw, and HyperCard.
Category: Engineer and Writer
Bill DuvallBill Duvall
Receiver of the first computer network communication, ARPANET.
Category: Programmer 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
Bill PytlovanyBill Pytlovany
Computer and network security program developer know as author of WinPatrol program.
Category: Twitter and Writer
Bjarne StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
Computer scientist, known as the creator of the C++ computer programming language.
Category: Entrepreneur, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal
Mathematician, writer, child prodigy, and inventor of the Pascaline.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, 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 BatesBob Bates
American computer games designer.
Category: Founder and Writer
Bob BemerBob Bemer
Father of ASCII, escape character, backslash, and the curly bracket.
Category: Coined, Father, Inventor, and Writer
Bob EvansBob Evans
Computer pioneer and corporate executive at IBM.
Category: Chairman and Writer
Bob KahnBob Kahn
Internet pioneer, engineer, and computer scientist who helped develop TCP/IP.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, President, Scientist, 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
Bonnie RossBonnie Ross
General manager at Microsoft Game Studios and studio head of 343 Industries
Category: Female, Manager, and Writer
Boris BabayanBoris Babayan
Pioneering creator of supercomputers in Soviet Union.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Borje LangeforsBorje Langefors
Swedish engineer and computer scientist who made systems development a science.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Scientist, 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
Bram CohenBram Cohen
Author of the P2P BitTorrent protocol.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Programmer, and Writer
Brendan EichBrendan Eich
Programmer and creator of JavaScript.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Brian CarpenterBrian Carpenter
British Internet engineer and former chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, 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 FargoBrian Fargo
Producer, programmer, executive, and founder of developers Interplay Entertainment.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Brian FoxBrian Fox
Entrepreneur, free software supporter, and original author of the GNU Bash shell.
Category: African American, Entrepreneur, Programmer, and Writer
Brian KernighanBrian Kernighan
Canadian computer scientist who coined the term Unix and helped with the development of Unix, AWK, and AMPL.
Category: Coined, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Brian MoriartyBrian Moriarty
American video game developer.
Category: Professor 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
Burton SmithBurton Smith
Computer architect who has made major contributions to the field of parallel computation.
Category: Inventor 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
Carl ButtonCarl Button
British game artist, 2D/3D generalist, designer, and editor.
Category: Editor and Writer
Carl PetriCarl Petri
Helped advance the fields of parallel computing and distributing computing.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Carl SaganCarl Sagan
Astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and natural sciences.
Category: Editor, Physicist, and Writer
Carl SassenrathCarl Sassenrath
Designer of operation systems and computer programming languages.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Carol BartzCarol Bartz
Former president and CEO of Yahoo!
Category: CEO, Chairman, Female, President, and Writer
Carol ShawCarol Shaw
American Software Engineer and first female video game designer.
Category: Engineer, Female, Programmer, 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
Chandu ThotaChandu Thota
Computer engineer, author, and entrepreneur.
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Programmer, and Writer
Charles BabbageCharles Babbage
Father of the computer.
Category: Father, Inventor, 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 HamblinCharles Hamblin
Australian philosopher, logician, and computer pioneer who is known for the introduction of Reverse Polish Notation.
Category: Logician, Programmer, and Writer
Charles HoareCharles Hoare
Computer scientist who developed the Quicksort algorithm.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Charles MolnarCharles Molnar
Co-developer of one of the first minicomputers, the LINC.
Category: Writer
Charles MooreCharles Moore
Inventor and developer of the Forth programming language.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Charles PeddleCharles Peddle
Main designer of the 6502 microprocessor.
Category: Engineer and Writer
Charles SimonyiCharles Simonyi
Software executive who oversaw the creation of Microsoft Office.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Charles StanhopeCharles Stanhope
Scientist and inventor of the printing press.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, 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
Charles ThomasCharles Thomas
Designer of the Arithmometer, the first successful mechanical calculator.
Category: Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Writer
Charles WeissCharles Weiss
American computer scientist and software designer and one of the first employees of Oracle.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Charley KlineCharley Kline
Sent the first letters of the word 'LOGIN' to start Computer Networking.
Category: Investor, Manager, Programmer, and Writer
Cher WangCher Wang
Taiwanese entrepreneur and co-founder and chairperson of HTC Corporation.
Category: Entrepreneur, Female, Founder, and Writer
Chester CarlsonChester Carlson
Inventor of electrophotography.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, 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 PooleChristopher Poole
American entrepreneur and founder of website 4chan.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Christopher SholesChristopher Sholes
Inventor of the typewriter and first QWERTY keyboard.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Christopher StoneChristopher Stone
Co-founder and Creative Director of Twitter.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Christopher StracheyChristopher Strachey
British scientist known for CPL and Fundamental Concepts in Programming Languages.
Category: Coined, Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, 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
Cindy BatesCindy Bates
Vice President of SMB (Small-to-Midsized Business) at Microsoft Company
Category: Female, President, Twitter, and Writer
Clair LakeClair Lake
IBM employee who helped develop the Type 1 Total Printing And Listing Tabulator and punch cards.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Claude PerraultClaude Perrault
Physician, anatomist, inventor, and author who designed a calculating device, called Abaque Rhabdologique
Category: Inventor and Writer
Claude ShannonClaude Shannon
Father of information theory.
Category: Engineer, Father, Founder, Mathematician, and Writer
Clay ShirkyClay Shirky
American writer, consultant, lecturer, and teacher.
Category: President, Twitter, and Writer
Cleve MolerCleve Moler
American computer programmer and inventor of MATLAB.
Category: Chairman, Inventor, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Clifford BerryClifford Berry
American inventor and co-creator of the Atanasoff-Berry Computer.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Clive SinclairClive Sinclair
British inventor, most commonly known for his work in consumer electronics.
Category: Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Writer
Corrado BohmCorrado Bohm
Computer scientist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Rome.
Category: Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Craig BarrettCraig Barrett
Former Chairman and CEO of Intel.
Category: CEO, Chairman, and Writer
Craig FederighiCraig Federighi
Senior vice president of Software Engineering at Apple Inc.
Category: President 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
Craig ReynoldsCraig Reynolds
Creator of Boids artificial life simulation.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Cuthbert HurdCuthbert Hurd
Computer scientist who helped IBM develop the first general-purpose computer.
Category: Entrepreneur, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Cyril CleverdonCyril Cleverdon
British librarian and computer scientist who is best known for his work on the evaluation of information retrieval systems.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Dabbala ReddyDabbala Reddy
Indian American computer scientist and artificial intelligent pioneer.
Category: Scientist 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 FarmerDan Farmer
American computer security researcher who created Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks (SATAN).
Category: Researcher and Writer
Dan GillmorDan Gillmor
American technology writer, columnist, and teacher of digital media entrepreneurship.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Dan GookinDan Gookin
Author of the first ...For Dummies books including DOS for Dummies.
Category: 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
Dana ScottDana Scott
Professor of computer science, philosophy, and mathematical logic.
Category: Editor, Professor, and Writer
Dana UleryDana Ulery
Pioneer in scientific computing applications and first woman engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
Category: Engineer, Female, Scientist, 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 FriedmanDaniel Friedman
American computer scientist, author and programming language researcher.
Category: Editor, Professor, Programmer, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Daniel HessDaniel Hess
American composer and video game sound designer.
Category: Composer and Writer
Daniel IngallsDaniel Ingalls
Pioneer of object-oriented computer programming.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Daniel KottkeDaniel Kottke
Early Apple computer engineer who help assemble and test the first Apple I.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Daniel MccrackenDaniel Mccracken
American Computer scientist, pioneer, and programmer.
Category: Professor, Programmer, Scientist, 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 BoggsDave Boggs
American Electrical and radio engineer who developed early Internet protocols.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Dave RaggettDave Raggett
Developing HTTP, XHTML, HTML
Category: Writer
Dave WinerDave Winer
American software developer, entrepreneur, and writer.
Category: Editor, Entrepreneur, Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
David BaileyDavid Bailey
Senior scientist of Computational Research Dept. at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Category: Scientist and Writer
David BaszuckiDavid Baszucki
Massively multiplayer online game, physics-based sandbox and user-generated content site.
Category: CEO, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
David BradleyDavid Bradley
Developer of the three finger salute.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
David ClarkDavid Clark
American computer scientist known for the Clark-Wilson model.
Category: Chairman, Inventor, Scientist, 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 CutlerDavid Cutler
Father of Windows NT.
Category: Engineer, Father, and Writer
David DeutschDavid Deutsch
British physicist who is known for the Quantum Turing machine.
Category: Physicist and Writer
David EvansDavid Evans
Founder of the computer science department at the University of Utah.
Category: Founder and Writer
David FerrucciDavid Ferrucci
American Computer Scientist who led the IBM team in the development of Watson the
Category: Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
David FiloDavid Filo
Co- founder of Yahoo!.
Category: Founder, Programmer, 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 HilbertDavid Hilbert
German mathematician known for discovering invariant theory and the axiomatization of geometry.
Category: Founder, Mathematician, and Writer
David HuffmanDavid Huffman
Computer science pioneer known for his Huffman coding.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
David KarpDavid Karp
American web developer and founder of blogging platform, Tumblr.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
David KravitzDavid Kravitz
Software Engineer and one of the original developers of Snapchat.
Category: Engineer, Manager, and Writer
David LeeDavid Lee
Chinese-American business executive and inventor of the Daisywheel Printer.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Inventor, President, 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 NobleDavid Noble
Historian, author and professor of Social and Political Thought.
Category: Inventor, Professor, and Writer
David PackardDavid Packard
Co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard (HP) company.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Founder, Inventor, President, and Writer
David ParnasDavid Parnas
Pioneer of software engineering.
Category: Programmer and Writer
David PattersonDavid Patterson
American computer pioneer who coined and contributed to RISC.
Category: Coined, President, Professor, and Writer
David ReedDavid Reed
Known for his work with computer networking, TCP/IP, User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and Multiversion concurrency control.
Category: Writer
David SmithDavid Smith
Author of the Melissa Virus which he released to the world in 1999.
Category: Convict and Writer
David WarthenDavid Warthen
American technologist and co-founder of Ask Jeeves.
Category: Founder and Writer
David WheelerDavid Wheeler
First computer scientist who completed a PhD in computer science.
Category: Scientist 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
David YoungDavid Young
American computer scientist and mathematician.
Category: Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Dean KamenDean Kamen
Inventor of the Segway.
Category: Entrepreneur, Inventor, 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
Dennis RitchieDennis Ritchie
Creator of the C programming language and developer of UNIX.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Derek GehlDerek Gehl
Internet marketing strategist, software developer, e-commerce columnist and seminar speaker.
Category: Twitter and Writer
Derrick LehmerDerrick Lehmer
American mathematician.
Category: Mathematician 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
Dimitri BertsekasDimitri Bertsekas
Applied mathematician and computer scientist known for Convex optimization and Approximate Dynamic Programming.
Category: Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Dimitry GolubovDimitry Golubov
Ukrainian hacker and founder of the Internet Party of Ukraine.
Category: Convict, Founder, Hacker, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Don LibesDon Libes
Computer scientist at NIST and creator of STEP and Expect software programs.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Don SymeDon Syme
Australian born computer scientist and creator of the F# programming language.
Category: Programmer, Researcher, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Donald BitzerDonald Bitzer
American electrical engineer and computer scientist and Father of PLATO.
Category: Engineer, Father, Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Donald ChamberlinDonald Chamberlin
American computer scientist known for SQL.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Donald DaviesDonald Davies
Welsh computer scientist known for helping to invent packet switching.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Donald KnuthDonald Knuth
Father of analysis of algorithms, creator of the TeX computer typesetting system and metafont font.
Category: Father, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Donald MichieDonald Michie
British researcher in artificial intelligence.
Category: Founder, Researcher, and Writer
Donald ShellDonald Shell
American computer scientist and creator of the Shell sort sorting algorithm.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Donn ParkerDonn Parker
Security researcher and consultant.
Category: Researcher and Writer
Donna DubinskyDonna Dubinsky
American Businesswoman who helped with the development of PDAs at Palm.
Category: CEO, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Dorr FeltDorr Felt
American inventor best known for inventing the Comptometer.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Douglas CrockfordDouglas Crockford
Influential American computer programmer
Category: Programmer and Writer
Douglas EngelbartDouglas Engelbart
Inventor of the computer mouse.
Category: Hacker, Inventor, and Writer
Douglas HofstadterDouglas Hofstadter
American author, professor and cognitive scientist.
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Douglas LenatDouglas Lenat
Prominent researcher in artificial intelligence.
Category: CEO, Researcher, and Writer
Douglas McllroyDouglas Mcllroy
Computer programmer, mathematician and engineer who develops Unix pipelines.
Category: Chairman, Editor, Engineer, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Douglas RossDouglas Ross
Computer scientist pioneer who is known for the term CAD and as the father of APT.
Category: Chairman, Engineer, Father, Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, 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
Dudley BuckDudley Buck
Electrical engineer and inventor of computer components.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Dustin MoskovitzDustin Moskovitz
Co-founder of the social networking website Facebook.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Ed BottEd Bott
Award-winning journalist and one of the most recognized voices in the computing world.
Category: Editor, Twitter, and Writer
Ed ColliganEd Colligan
Former President and CEO of Handspring.
Category: CEO, President, and Writer
Ed RobertsEd Roberts
Father of the personal computer.
Category: Coined, Father, Founder, and Writer
Edgar CoddEdgar Codd
English computer scientist and inventor of the relational model for database management.
Category: Analyst, Coined, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
Electrical engineer and first woman employed as an electrical engineer in the United States.
Category: Engineer, Female, Inventor, Professor, and Writer
Edmund BarbourEdmund Barbour
Philanthropist, genealogist, and inventor first representative of so called direct-multiplication devices.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Edmund BerkeleyEdmund Berkeley
Co-founder of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Category: Founder, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Edmund ClarkeEdmund Clarke
FORE system professor and computer scientist who developed a method for verifying hardware and software designs.
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Edmund GunterEdmund Gunter
English mathematician known for inventing Gunter's Scale and the first successful analog device.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, and Writer
Edouard-leon MartinvilleEdouard-leon Martinville
French printer and inventor of the earliest known sound recording device, the phonautograph.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Edsger DijkstraEdsger Dijkstra
Developer of ALGOL and the shortest path algorithm.
Category: Editor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Edward FeigenbaumEdward Feigenbaum
Father of expert systems.
Category: Father, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Edward FredkinEdward Fredkin
Inventor of the trie data structure, the fredkin gate, and Billiard-Ball Computer Model.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Edward ShortliffeEdward Shortliffe
Canadian-born American physician and computer scientist known for his work in artificial intelligence in medicine.
Category: Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Edward SnowdenEdward Snowden
American computer professional who leaked classified information from NSA to mainstream media.
Category: Writer
Edward TufteEdward Tufte
American statistician and professor.
Category: Coined, Professor, and Writer
Edward YourdonEdward Yourdon
Developer of structured analysis technique.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Edweard MuybridgeEdweard Muybridge
English photographer best known for his photographic studies of motion and in motion-picture projection.
Category: Writer
Edwin BelinEdwin Belin
English scientist and one of the early inventors of television.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, 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
Edwin TurneyEdwin Turney
Co-founder of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
Category: Engineer, Founder, President, and Writer
Eiichi GotoEiichi Goto
Japanese computer scientist known for inventing one of the first general-purpose computers in Japan.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Einar StefferudEinar Stefferud
Internet pioneer, entrepreneur, and computer researcher, who helped develop the Internet.
Category: Entrepreneur, Researcher, 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
Elizabeth FeinlerElizabeth Feinler
American information scientist and former director of the Network Information Systems Center
Category: Director, Female, Scientist, 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
Emil PostEmil Post
Short biography of Emil Post who was a well known mathematician and logician.
Category: Logician, Mathematician, and Writer
Emile BerlinerEmile Berliner
German-born American inventor known for developing the disc record gramophone (phonograph).
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Enid MumfordEnid Mumford
British social scientist and computer scientist known for her work on human factors..
Category: Female, Scientist, and Writer
Enrico FermiEnrico Fermi
Father of the atomic bomb.
Category: Father, Physicist, and Writer
Eric BinaEric Bina
Co-creator of Mosaic and the co-founder of Netscape.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Eric ChahiEric Chahi
Computer game designer and programming language author
Category: Programmer and Writer
Eric RaymondEric Raymond
American computer programmer, author, and open source software advocate.
Category: Hacker, Programmer, Twitter, 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
Erik SelbergErik Selberg
American software developer known for the creation of MetaCrawler.
Category: Manager 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
Evelyn BerezinEvelyn Berezin
American computer engineer known for designing one of the first word processors.
Category: Engineer, Female, and Writer
Evelyn GranvilleEvelyn Granville
One of the first African-American women to receive a Ph.D in mathematics.
Category: African American, Programmer, and Writer
Federico FagginFederico Faggin
Italian physicist and engineer who helped design the first commercial microprocessor.
Category: CEO, Engineer, Founder, Physicist, President, and Writer
Felix KjellbergFelix Kjellberg
Swedish video game commentator on YouTube.
Category: Twitter and Writer
Feng-hsiung HsuFeng-hsiung Hsu
Computer scientist and author who helped with the creation of IBM Deep Blue chess machine.
Category: Grandmaster, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Fernando CorbatoFernando Corbato
Computer scientist and pioneer of time-sharing operating systems that helped inspire Unix and other operating systems.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, 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
Forrest ParryForrest Parry
IBM engineer who invented magnetic stripe cards used for credit cards and identification badges.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Frances AllenFrances Allen
American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of optimizing compilers.
Category: Female, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Francis BaconFrancis Bacon
Scientist, statesman, jurist, author, orator, and Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Frank FrankovskyFrank Frankovsky
Director of Hardware Design and Supply Chain at Facebook.
Category: Director, Manager, and Writer
Frank PearceFrank Pearce
Co-founder and executive vice president of product development of Blizzard Entertainment.
Category: Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Fred BakerFred Baker
American engineer who specializes in developing computer network protocols.
Category: Engineer and Writer
Fred CohenFred Cohen
Short biography of Fred Cohen who coined the term computer virus.
Category: Coined and Writer
Frederic WilliamsFrederic Williams
British Engineer well known for his contributions to the development of Radar.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Frederick BrooksFrederick Brooks
Software engineer and computer scientist known for managing the development of IBM's System/360.
Category: Engineer, Scientist, and Writer
Fredrik BullFredrik Bull
Information technology pioneer who helped with the development of punched cards.
Category: Inventor 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
Friedrich BauerFriedrich Bauer
Computer scientist known for data structure that helped developed the programming languages ALGOL 58 and ALGOL 60.
Category: Coined, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Fujio MasuokaFujio Masuoka
Inventor of Flash Memory and recipient of the IEEE award.
Category: Inventor 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
Garry KasparovGarry Kasparov
Russian chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion.
Category: Grandmaster, Twitter, 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 McgrawGary Mcgraw
American computer scientist and Internet technology author.
Category: Personality, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Gary MckinnonGary Mckinnon
Scottish system administrator and hacker.
Category: Hacker and Writer
Gary PriceGary Price
Co-founder of infodocket.com and fulltextreports.com.
Category: Founder and Writer
Gary RobinsonGary Robinson
American software engineer, inventor and computer programmer known for fighting spam.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Gary StarkweatherGary Starkweather
Inventor of the laser printer.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Gary ThuerkGary Thuerk
Father of Spam.
Category: Father 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
Geoffrey DummerGeoffrey Dummer
Electronics engineer and first person to conceptualize and build a prototype of an integrated circuit.
Category: Engineer and Writer
Georg OhmGeorg Ohm
German physicist and mathematician best known for Ohm's law.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, and Writer
Georg ScheutzGeorg Scheutz
Inventor of the Scheutzian calculation engine.
Category: Inventor 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 DantzigGeorge Dantzig
Mathematical scientist best known for linear programming.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, 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 FairchildGeorge Fairchild
Businessman and investor and best known as the chairman of IBM.
Category: Chairman, Investor, and Writer
George GrantGeorge Grant
Founder of Grant Calculating Machine Company and developer of several calculating machines.
Category: Founder and Writer
George NeculaGeorge Necula
Best known for his Ph.D. thesis work first describing proof-carrying code.
Category: Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
George PakeGeorge Pake
Physicist and research executive that help found Xerox.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, 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
George StibitzGeorge Stibitz
Computer pioneer recognized as the fathers of the modern first digital computer.
Category: Father and Writer
Georgii LopatoGeorgii Lopato
Computer pioneer recognized as the fathers of the modern first digital computer, the Minsk.
Category: Father and Writer
Georgy Adelson-velskyGeorgy Adelson-velsky
Soviet computer scientist who helped invent the AVL tree and the development of chess programming.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Gerald EstrinGerald Estrin
UCLA professor who led the development of the WEIZAC, the first large-scale electronic computer outside of the United States.
Category: Engineer, Professor, 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
Gerard SaltonGerard Salton
Was best known for developing Vector Space Model for information retrieval.
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Gerrot BlaauwGerrot Blaauw
One of the principal designers of the IBM System/360.
Category: Engineer and Writer
Gertrude BlanchGertrude Blanch
American mathematician who did pioneering work in numerical analysis and computation.
Category: Director, Female, Mathematician, 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
Ginny StrazisarGinny Strazisar
Wrote the first Internet working router.
Category: Female and Writer
Giovanni CaselliGiovanni Caselli
Inventor of the pantelegraph, the predecessor to the modern fax machine.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
Glen CullerGlen Culler
Professor of electrical engineering and early innovator in the development of the Internet.
Category: Inventor, Professor, and Writer
Glenn RicartGlenn Ricart
Computer scientist who help create the original Internet (ARPANET).
Category: Scientist and Writer
Gordon BellGordon Bell
American computer engineer, manager, entrepreneur, and investor who oversaw the development of the VAX.
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Investor, Manager, President, and Writer
Gordon BrownGordon Brown
Originated many of the concepts behind automatic-feedback control systems.
Category: Professor and Writer
Gordon EubanksGordon Eubanks
Microcomputer pioneer and author of CBASIC.
Category: CEO, President, 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
Gottfried LeibnizGottfried Leibniz
German mathematician and philosopher and most prolific inventors of mechanical calculators.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, and Writer
Gottfried UngerboeckGottfried Ungerboeck
Australian inventor who invented trellis coded modulation.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Grace HopperGrace Hopper
Female officer who extended the meaning of debug and is erroneously credited as coining the term bug.
Category: Female, Inventor, President, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Grady BoochGrady Booch
American software engineer known for developing Unified Modeling Language (UML)
Category: Engineer, Scientist, Twitter, 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
Guido Van RossumGuido Van Rossum
Author of the Python programming language.
Category: Engineer, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Gustav TauschekGustav Tauschek
Austrian pioneer of Information technology.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Guy KawasakiGuy Kawasaki
Silicon valley venture capitalist, author, and Apple Fellow.
Category: Director, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Guy SteeleGuy Steele
Often referred to as The Great Quux.
Category: Hacker, Programmer, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Hakon Wium LieHakon Wium Lie
Web pioneer and creator of CSS.
Category: Writer
Hans AnvinHans Anvin
Swedish computer programmer known for his contributions to free and open source projects.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Hans ReiserHans Reiser
American computer programmer, creator of ReiserFS computer file system and convicted murderer.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Harald AlvestrandHarald Alvestrand
Norwegian computer scientist and author of several important RFCs.
Category: Chairman, Editor, Scientist, 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 CohenHarold Cohen
Painter, scholar, artist, and computer scientist who created AARON.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Harold LawsonHarold Lawson
Software engineer and inventor who invented the pointer.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Harold PrewittHarold Prewitt
Race car driver, American businessman and inventor of personal computer products.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Harry GoodeHarry Goode
American statistician, mathematician, electrical and chemical engineer, professor, and author.
Category: Chairman, Engineer, Mathematician, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Harry HuskeyHarry Huskey
American computer designer pioneer who worked on the ENIAC, Pilot ACE, and G15 computers.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Harry MccrackenHarry Mccracken
Technology writer and editor.
Category: Editor, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Haskell CurryHaskell Curry
Pioneer of combinatorial logic
Category: Logician, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Hasso PlattnerHasso Plattner
Co-founder of software giant SAP AG.
Category: Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Hayyim SlonimskiHayyim Slonimski
Astronomer, inventor, and science author who invented the calculating machine.
Category: Inventor 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
Heinrich HertzHeinrich Hertz
German physicist who proved the existence of electromagnetic waves.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
Heinz NixdorfHeinz Nixdorf
Computing pioneer and businessman responsible for Nixdorf Computer AG.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Heinz ZemanekHeinz Zemanek
Austrian computer pioneer best known for developing the first transistorized computer on the European continent.
Category: Manager, Programmer, and Writer
Helmut HoelzerHelmut Hoelzer
Nazi Germany V-2 rocket engineer.
Category: Engineer and Writer
Helmut SchreyerHelmut Schreyer
German inventor, electrical engineer, and computer scientist known for his work on the Z3.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Henry BriggsHenry Briggs
English mathematician known for changing the original logarithms invented by John Napier.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, and Writer
Henry PerotHenry Perot
Founder of EDS and Perot Systems.
Category: Chairman, Founder, Investor, and Writer
Henry PhillipsHenry Phillips
Promoter of the Phillips screw and screwdriver.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Henry SamueliHenry Samueli
Chief technology officer and chairman of the board of Broadcom Corporation.
Category: Chairman, Inventor, and Writer
Herb SchildtHerb Schildt
American computer programmer and computing author.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Herb SutterHerb Sutter
Prominent C++ expert, book author, and columnist for Dr. Dobb's Journal.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Herbert FreemanHerbert Freeman
Computer scientist who made contributions to computer graphics.
Category: Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Herbert GroschHerbert Grosch
Computer scientist best known for Grosch's law, which states economy is as the square root of the speed.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Herbert SimonHerbert Simon
Pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Herman GoldstineHerman Goldstine
Mathematician and computer scientist who helped develop the ENIAC.
Category: Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
Herman HollerithHerman Hollerith
Founder of IBM.
Category: Founder and Writer
Herman LukoffHerman Lukoff
Computer pioneer who helped develop the ENIAC and the EDVAC computers.
Category: Writer
Hermann BottenbruchHermann Bottenbruch
Co-author of the computer programming language ALGOL 58.
Category: Coined, Programmer, and Writer
Hermann ZapfHermann Zapf
German typeface designer whose work includes Palatino and Optima typefaces
Category: Writer
Howard AikenHoward Aiken
Designer behind the IBM Harvard Mark I Computer.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Howard CunninghamHoward Cunningham
American programmer who developed the first wiki.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Hubert BoothHubert Booth
British engineer who invented the first powered vacuum cleaner.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Hugh HerrHugh Herr
American Biophysicist and designer of specialized prostheses.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Physicist, Professor, Twitter, and Writer
Hugh LoebnerHugh Loebner
Sponsor of the Loebner Price.
Category: Writer and sponsor
Hugh RossHugh Ross
Early pioneer in the history of British computing.
Category: Personality and Writer
I Bernard CohenI Bernard Cohen
Professor of the history of science at Harvard and author of numerous books on the history of science and computers.
Category: Professor and Writer
Igor AleksanderIgor Aleksander
Emeritus professor of Neural System Engineering and Electronics Engineering at Imperial College.
Category: Professor and Writer
Igor SysoevIgor Sysoev
Russian software developer known for creating Nginx.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov
American author and professor known for his science fiction books.
Category: Professor and Writer
Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
English mathematician and physicist known for Universal gravitation and Calculus.
Category: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, and Writer
Ivan SutherlandIvan Sutherland
Inventor of the Sketchpad and co-founder of Evans and Sutherland.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Izrael StaffelIzrael Staffel
Inventor of the Staffel's calculator.
Category: Inventor 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 KilbyJack Kilby
Inventor of the integrated circuit, microchip, and the thermal printer.
Category: Inventor 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
Jack WolfJack Wolf
American researcher in information theory and coding theory.
Category: Researcher and Writer
Jacob AuchJacob Auch
Instrument, clock-maker, and author of Handbuch für Landuhrmacher
Category: Writer
Jacob ZivJacob Ziv
Israeli computer scientist who developed the LZ family of lossless data compression algorithms.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Jagadish BoseJagadish Bose
Indian pioneer who investigated the radio and microwave optics and made a significant contribution to plant science.
Category: Father, Inventor, Physicist, 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 BryceJames Bryce
Supervising engineer of the division that developed time recording machines.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, 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 FoleyJames Foley
Co-author of several widely-used textbooks in the field of computer graphics.
Category: Professor and Writer
James GoodnightJames Goodnight
CEO of SAS Institute software company.
Category: CEO and Writer
James GoslingJames Gosling
Father of the Java programming language.
Category: Father, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
James GrayJames Gray
Scientist best known his transaction processing research and technical leadership in system implementation.
Category: Scientist and Writer
James MartinJames Martin
Father of Computer Aided Systems Engineering (CASE).
Category: Father, Founder, and Writer
James PomereneJames Pomerene
Electrical engineer and computer pioneer who helped build a parallel stored program computer.
Category: Engineer 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
James RussellJames Russell
Inventor of the digital compact disc.
Category: Inventor and Writer
James ThomasJames Thomas
Computer scientist, visionary, and research and development leader in the field of computer graphics.
Category: Scientist and Writer
James WilkinsonJames Wilkinson
English scientist, mathematician, and discoverer of many significant algorithms.
Category: Mathematician, Scientist, 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
Jan RajchmanJan Rajchman
American electrical engineer and computer pioneer.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Jane JensenJane Jensen
American game designer and writer known for the Gabriel Knight adventure games.
Category: Director, Father, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Jane MoranJane Moran
Global CIO of consumer goods manufacturer Unilever.
Category: Female and Writer
Janus FriisJanus Friis
Danish entrepreneur and co-founder of Skype and KaZaA.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Jarkko OikarinenJarkko Oikarinen
Initial developer of IRC.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Jaron LanierJaron Lanier
American computer scientist, composer, visual artist, and author.
Category: Composer, Scientist, 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
Jay MinerJay Miner
Father of the Amiga.
Category: Father and Writer
Jean BartikJean Bartik
One of the world's first computers and computer programmers.
Category: Female, Programmer, and Writer
Jean FourierJean Fourier
Best known for initiating the investigation of Fourier series and their applications of heat transfers and vibrations.
Category: Mathematician, Physicist, and Writer
Jean HoerniJean Hoerni
Silicon transistor pioneer.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Jean IchbiahJean Ichbiah
Designed the keyboard layout of FITALY.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Jean SammetJean Sammet
American computer scientist who developed the FORMAC programming language.
Category: Engineer, Female, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Jeanmauriceemile BaudotJeanmauriceemile Baudot
French telegraph engineer who invented the Baudot Code.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Jef RaskinJef Raskin
Known for starting the Macintosh project for Apple in the late 1970's.
Category: Manager, Programmer, 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 ChuJeffrey Chu
Computer engineer who's team designed the first American electronic computer, the ENIAC.
Category: Engineer and Writer
Jeffrey ParsonJeffrey Parson
Creator of the B variant of the Blaster worm.
Category: Convict and Writer
Jeffrey RaikesJeffrey Raikes
Chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Category: President 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
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
Jeremy StoppelmanJeremy Stoppelman
Co-founder and CEO of Yelp.
Category: CEO, Director, Founder, and Writer
Jeri EllsworthJeri Ellsworth
American self-taught computer chip designer and entrepreneur.
Category: Entrepreneur, Female, Hacker, and Writer
Jerry SandersJerry Sanders
Founder and former CEO of AMD.
Category: CEO, Founder, and Writer
Jerry ShenJerry Shen
Entrepreneur and creator of fantasy sports app Bignoggins.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Twitter, and Writer
Jerry YangJerry Yang
Co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo!
Category: CEO, Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Jim AspnesJim Aspnes
Professor in Computer Science at Yale University and creator of TinyMUD.
Category: Professor and Writer
Jim EllisJim Ellis
Computer scientist who help create Usenet.
Category: Scientist 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
Joe OssannaJoe Ossanna
Electrical engineer and computer programmer known for his work with Unix operation system.
Category: Engineer, Programmer, and Writer
Johann BischoffJohann Bischoff
Architect as well as planning director to the court who authored an account of the history of computing tools and methods (1804).
Category: Director, Inventor, and Writer
Johann GaussJohann Gauss
German mathematician and physical scientist referred to as
Category: Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler
German mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, and Writer
John AtanasoffJohn Atanasoff
Inventor of the first digital computer.
Category: Inventor and Writer
John BackusJohn Backus
Directory of the team that created the first high-level programming language (FORTRAN)
Category: Director, Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
John BairdJohn Baird
Scottish engineer who invented the world's first mechanical television.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
John BardeenJohn Bardeen
Co-inventor of the transistor.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Physicist, 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 ChambersJohn Chambers
Chairman and Board and CEO of Cisco.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Director, President, and Writer
John CockeJohn Cocke
Father of RISC architecture.
Category: Father, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
John CollisonJohn Collison
Irish student and Internet entrepreneur known for co-founding Stripe.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
John DieboldJohn Diebold
Consultant and writer who championed the widespread use of computing and automated technology.
Category: Manager 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 DraperJohn Draper
Programmer phone phreak.
Category: Programmer and Writer
John DvorakJohn Dvorak
American columnist and broadcasters in the areas of technology and computing.
Category: Editor, Personality, President, 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 EulenbergJohn Eulenberg
Professor Emeritus at Michigan State who Created Stevie Wonder's first talking and signing computer (1975).
Category: Professor, Twitter, and Writer
John FlemingJohn Fleming
Inventor of the first vacuum tube and diode.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
John GustafsonJohn Gustafson
American computer scientist and business man known for his work in High Performance Computing (HFC).
Category: CEO, Director, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
John HollarJohn Hollar
President and CEO of the Computer History Museum.
Category: CEO, President, and Writer
John HopcroftJohn Hopcroft
American theoretical computer scientist known for his textbooks on theory of computation.
Category: Scientist and Writer
John ImpagliazzoJohn Impagliazzo
Historian, author, and professor of the computing sciences.
Category: Editor, Professor, and Writer
John KemenyJohn Kemeny
Hungarian American mathematician, computer scientist and co-developer of the BASIC computer programming language.
Category: Mathematician, President, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
John MarkoffJohn Markoff
New York Times Journalist and Author of Takedown book about Kevin Mitnick.
Category: Editor, Hacker, Twitter, 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 MccarthyJohn Mccarthy
American computer scientist who coined the term artificial intelligence (AI) and created Lisp.
Category: Coined, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
John NapierJohn Napier
Mathematician, physicist, astronomer, and inventor of Napier's bones.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, and Writer
John NashJohn Nash
American mathematician known for Nash equilibrium and Nash embedding theorem.
Category: Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
John NeumannJohn Neumann
Helped developed von Neumann architecture.
Category: Mathematician, President, Scientist, and Writer
John OpelJohn Opel
Computer businessman who served as the president of IBM.
Category: CEO, Chairman, President, 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 PastaJohn Pasta
American computer scientist known for co-originating the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam experiment.
Category: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, and Writer
John PavlikJohn Pavlik
American academic and author who publishes on new media, journalism, and health communication.
Category: Writer
John PinkertonJohn Pinkerton
British pioneer computer designer.
Category: Inventor 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 SallJohn Sall
Co-founder and executive vice president of SAS Institute.
Category: Founder, President, and Writer
John ScullyJohn Scully
Former CEO of Apple between 1977 and 1983.
Category: CEO, Coined, President, and Writer
John ShedletskyJohn Shedletsky
American game developer and designer and former creative director at ROBLOX.
Category: Director, Engineer, Twitter, and Writer
John ShochJohn Shoch
American computer scientist who helped develop PUP, an important predecessor of TCP/IP.
Category: Investor, Scientist, and Writer
John ThomsonJohn Thomson
Former vice-president at IBM and former CEO of Symantec.
Category: African American, CEO, President, and Writer
John TukeyJohn Tukey
American statistician best known for the development of the FFT algorithm and box plot.
Category: 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
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
Jolie OdellJolie Odell
Internet personality known for her blog and writing work with Mashable and VentureBeat.
Category: Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Jon HallJon Hall
Executive Director of Linux International.
Category: Director 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
Jonathan BlowJonathan Blow
American independent videogame developer and creator of the game Braid.
Category: Twitter and Writer
Jonathan IveJonathan Ive
English designer and the Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple Inc.
Category: President and Writer
Jonathan PostelJonathan Postel
American computer scientist who made many significant contributions to the development of the Internet.
Category: Editor, Scientist, and Writer
Jorma RissanenJorma Rissanen
IBM researcher known for inventing the arithmetic coding technique of lossless data compression.
Category: Inventor, Researcher, and Writer
Joseph CanionJoseph Canion
American computer scientist and co-founder of Compaq Computer Corporation
Category: CEO, Founder, President, Scientist, and Writer
Joseph ClementJoseph Clement
British engineer and designer of the first calculating device.
Category: Engineer and Writer
Joseph HenryJoseph Henry
American scientist who discovered the electromagnetic phenomenon of self-inductance.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Joseph JacquardJoseph Jacquard
Developer of the earliest programmable loom, the Jacquard Loom.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Joseph LickliderJoseph Licklider
Computer scientist who created the idea of a universal network, which led to invention of ARPANET and the Internet.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Joseph NiepceJoseph Niepce
French inventor most well known for taking the first known photograph..
Category: Inventor and Writer
Joseph WeizenbaumJoseph Weizenbaum
German-American author, professor emeritus of computer science at MIT who helped create MICR and created ELIZA.
Category: Inventor, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Joshua LederbergJoshua Lederberg
American molecular biologist known for his work in microbial genetics, artificial intelligence, and the US space program.
Category: President and Writer
Joshua SchachterJoshua Schachter
Creator of Delicious, GeoURL, and co-creator of Memepool.
Category: Investor and Writer
Joyce ReynoldsJoyce Reynolds
Computer scientist who helped develop Internet protocols.
Category: Editor, Female, 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
Juris HartmanisJuris Hartmanis
Computer scientist, computational theorist, and former professor at Cornell University.
Category: Professor, Scientist, 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
Kane KramerKane Kramer
British inventor and businessman and inventor of the digital audio player in 1979.
Category: Chairman, Inventor, 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
Karen JonesKaren Jones
Computer scientist who developed the concept of inverse document frequency (IDF)
Category: Female, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Karl BraunKarl Braun
German inventor, physicist, and Nobel laureate in physics, who helped develop radio and television.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
Karl GanzhornKarl Ganzhorn
German physicist who dealt with applied physics and computer development.
Category: Director, Physicist, and Writer
Karlheinz BrandenburgKarlheinz Brandenburg
Audio engineer who has contributed to the audio compression format MPEG Audio Layer 3
Category: Engineer, Father, and Writer
Kathleen AntonelliKathleen Antonelli
One of the six original programmers of the ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer.
Category: Female, Programmer, and Writer
Keith UncapherKeith Uncapher
Founder of ISI and developer of the Internet.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Manager, and Writer
Ken BatcherKen Batcher
Emeritus professor of Computer Science at Kent State University and former computer architect at Goodyear Aerospace.
Category: Inventor, Professor, and Writer
Ken GoldbergKen Goldberg
American writer, artist, inventor and researcher in Robotics.
Category: Inventor, Professor, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Ken KutaragiKen Kutaragi
Former Chairman and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment and Father of the PlayStation.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Father, 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 ThompsonKen Thompson
Developer of Unix, B programming language, and Multics.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Ken WilliamsKen Williams
Co-founder of On-Live System, which later became Sierra On-Line.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Kenneth IversonKenneth Iverson
Canadian computer scientist noted for the development of the APL programming language in 1962
Category: Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Kevin HughesKevin Hughes
One of the pioneers of the World Wide Web in the United States, started Hawaii's first Web servers
Category: 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 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
Kevin SystromKevin Systrom
American entrepreneur and software engineer who co-founded Instagram.
Category: CEO, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Kevin WarwickKevin Warwick
British scientist and professor of cybernetics known for his studies in the field of robotics.
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Kim DotcomKim Dotcom
German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur also known as Kimble
Category: Convict, Entrepreneur, Founder, Hacker, 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
Kirk LaflerKirk Lafler
American engineer, programmer, author, entrepreneur, consultant, and founder of Software Intelligence Corporation.
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Klaus SamelsonKlaus Samelson
German mathematician, physicist, and computer pioneer in the area of programming language translation.
Category: Mathematician, Physicist, Programmer, and Writer
Konrad ZuseKonrad Zuse
Developer of the Z1, the first programmable computer.
Category: Father, Programmer, and Writer
Kristen NygaardKristen Nygaard
Computer scientist who developed SIMULA I and SIMULA-67 - the first object-oriented programming languages.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Kurt GodelKurt Godel
Austrian American logician, mathematician, and philosopher best known for his two incompleteness theorems
Category: Logician, Mathematician, and Writer
Kurt LehovecKurt Lehovec
Innovated the concept of p-n junction isolation used in every circuit element with a guard ring
Category: Inventor and Writer
Lap HuiLap Hui
Chinese American tech entrepreneur and co-founder of eMachines and Everex.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Larry ConstantineLarry Constantine
American software engineer and professor at the University of Madeira Portugal.
Category: Engineer, Professor, 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 PressLarry Press
Professor of Information Systems at California State University.
Category: Editor, Professor, Twitter, 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
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
Laszlo KalmarLaszlo Kalmar
Hungarian mathematician considered the founder of mathematical logic and theoretical computer science.
Category: Founder, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Laszlo KozmaLaszlo Kozma
Hungarian electrical engineer and designer of the first Hungarian digital computer, 1957
Category: Engineer and Writer
Laurence SpittersLaurence Spitters
American industrialist and investor who co-founded Memorex (1961)
Category: Founder, Investor, and Writer
Laurie HendrenLaurie Hendren
Pioneer in the field of compiler and object-oriented programming language analysis.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Lawrence RobertsLawrence Roberts
One of the four fathers of the Internet who help create the ARPANET.
Category: CEO, Director, Father, Manager, 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
Lee ForestLee Forest
American inventor who invented the Audion, a vacuum tube.
Category: Father, Inventor, and Writer
Lee McmahonLee Mcmahon
American computer scientist best known for his contributions to early versions of the Unix operating system.
Category: Editor, Scientist, and Writer
Lee SanghyeokLee Sanghyeok
Professional League of Legends computer game player.
Category: Gamer, Twitter, and Writer
Leo FantlLeo Fantl
Father of business computing responsible for the many advanced payroll applications he helped deliver.
Category: Father and Writer
Leo LaporteLeo Laporte
American technology broadcaster, author, speaker, and entrepreneur.
Category: Editor, Entrepreneur, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Leon BolleeLeon Bollee
French automobile manufacturer and inventor of one of the first calculators.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Leon ChuaLeon Chua
Professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at Berkeley and inventor of Chua's circuit.
Category: Inventor, Professor, and Writer
Leonard AdlemanLeonard Adleman
Widely referred to as the Father of DNA Computing.
Category: Father, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, 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 KleinrockLeonard Kleinrock
Developer of Packet Switching that help create the Internet we know today.
Category: 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
Leonardo Da VinciLeonardo Da Vinci
Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, and inventor.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
Leonid KhachiyanLeonid Khachiyan
Soviet mathematician who helped advance the field of linear programming.
Category: Mathematician, Programmer, and Writer
Leonid LevinLeonid Levin
Soviet-American computer scientist known for his work in randomness in computing and algorithmic complexity.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Leslie BerlinLeslie Berlin
Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University and contributing writer for the New York Times
Category: Female, Inventor, and Writer
Leslie ComrieLeslie Comrie
Astronomer and a pioneer in mechanical computation, first to use punched cards.
Category: Writer
Leslie LamportLeslie Lamport
American computer scientist best known as the initial developer of the document preparation system LaTeX.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Linus TorvaldsLinus Torvalds
Original developer of Linux.
Category: Hacker, Twitter, and Writer
Lois HaibtLois Haibt
Computer scientist known for being a member of the ten-person team at IBM that developed FORTRAN.
Category: Female, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Lori MatassaLori Matassa
Sr. Staff Platform Software Architect in Intel's Embedded and Communications Division
Category: Inventor and Writer
Lorinda CherryLorinda Cherry
Computer programmer who worked at Bell Labs as an assembly language programmer.
Category: Programmer 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
Louis CouffignalLouis Couffignal
French Mathematician and Cybernetics pioneer and author of La cybernétique (1978)
Category: Mathematician and Writer
Louis GerstnerLouis Gerstner
Chairman of the board and chief executive officer of IBM from April 1993 until 2002
Category: CEO, Chairman, and Writer
Louis PouzinLouis Pouzin
Invented the datagram and designed an early packet communications network.
Category: Coined, Inventor, and Writer
Louis RidenourLouis Ridenour
American physicist instrumental in U.S. development of radar.
Category: Physicist, President, and Writer
Luanne JohnsonLuanne Johnson
Founded Argonaut Information Systems to sell payroll and accounts payable software in 1971
Category: Founder and Writer
Lydia KavrakiLydia Kavraki
Greek-American computer scientist known for her work on motion planning and bioinformatics.
Category: Female, Professor, Scientist, 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
Lynn GrefLynn Gref
Technologist and systems engineer, who has done pioneering work in missile systems.
Category: Director, Engineer, and Writer
Maksym YastremskiMaksym Yastremski
Ukrainian hacker and top online seller of stolen credit card information.
Category: Convict, Hacker, and Writer
Malcolm McilroyMalcolm Mcilroy
Mathematician, engineer, and programmer known for Unix pipelines and software componentry.
Category: Engineer, Mathematician, Programmer, and Writer
Manuel BlumManuel Blum
Computer scientist known for his contributions to the foundations of computational complexity theory.
Category: Scientist 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 BenioffMarc Benioff
Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Coined, President, 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
Marc EwingMarc Ewing
Creator and originator of the Red Hat brand of software who was involved in the 86open project in the mid-90s.
Category: Writer
Marc McdonaldMarc Mcdonald
American software developer known for being Microsoft's first salaried employee.
Category: Writer
Marcian HoffMarcian Hoff
One of the inventors of the computer microprocessor.
Category: Inventor 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 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 CrispinMark Crispin
Which he invented in 1985.
Category: Father, Inventor, Programmer, 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 DeanMark Dean
Lead team inventor of the ISA BUS at IBM and helped the development of the computer keyboard.
Category: African American, Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Mark HurdMark Hurd
Co-president, director, and board member of Oracle Corporation.
Category: Chairman, Director, President, 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 MccahillMark Mccahill
American programmer who has been involved in developing and popularizing a number of Internet technologies
Category: Programmer 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 PinskerMark Pinsker
Russian mathematician who fields of study included information theory, probability theory and coding theory.
Category: Mathematician and Writer
Mark TebbeMark Tebbe
Professor at University of Chicago and co-founder of Answers.com
Category: Chairman, Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Professor, and Writer
Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
Co-creator of Facebook.
Category: Entrepreneur, Programmer, 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
Marlyn WescoffMarlyn Wescoff
One of the original programmers for the ENIAC computer
Category: Female, Programmer, and Writer
Marques BrownleeMarques Brownlee
American video producer, tech-reviewer, and YouTube star.
Category: African American, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Marshall RoseMarshall Rose
Network protocol and software engineer who has contributed to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Category: Engineer and Writer
Martha FoxMartha Fox
English businesswoman and charity trustee best known for co-founding latminute.com.
Category: Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Martin Campbell-kellyMartin Campbell-kelly
English computer scientist who writes about computer history.
Category: Scientist 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
Martin GoetzMartin Goetz
Pioneer in the development of the commercial software industry.
Category: Father, Manager, and Writer
Martin GraetzMartin Graetz
Co-creator of one of the earliest digital computer games, Spacewar.
Category: Writer
Martin HellmanMartin Hellman
American cryptologist best known for his invention of public key cryptography.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Martin OderskyMartin Odersky
German computer scientist and Professor of programming methods at EPFL in Switzerland who Specializes in code analysis.
Category: Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Marvin MinskyMarvin Minsky
Cognitive scientist, philosopher, and AI specialist.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Mary BucklesMary Buckles
Published the first paper on video game aesthetics.
Category: 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
Mary KellerMary Keller
First American woman to earn a PhD in Computer Science.
Category: Female, Founder, and Writer
Masatoshi ShimaMasatoshi Shima
One of the designers of the world's first microprocessor, the Intel 4004
Category: Engineer 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
Maurice WilkesMaurice Wilkes
British computer scientist credited with several important developments in computing specifically microcomputing.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Max HopperMax Hopper
American IT manager considered the
Category: Chairman, Father, Manager, and Writer
Max PalevskyMax Palevsky
American art collector, venture capitalist, philanthropist, and computer technology pioneer with Packard Bell.
Category: Investor and Writer
Max VisionMax Vision
Former computer security consultant and convicted online hacker.
Category: Hacker and Writer
Maxwell NewmanMaxwell Newman
British mathematician and codebreaker and one of the creators of Colossus, the first operational electronic computer.
Category: Mathematician 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 CalceMichael Calce
Canadian computer hacker known for creating denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) at age 15.
Category: Convict, Hacker, and Writer
Michael DellMichael Dell
Founder of Dell computers.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Michael FaradayMichael Faraday
English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry
Category: Inventor, Scientist, 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 MuussMichael Muuss
Author of the freeware network tool ping which has been implemented on a large number of operating systems
Category: Hacker, Scientist, and Writer
Michael RabinMichael Rabin
Israeli computer scientist known for the Miller-Rabin primality test.
Category: Scientist 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
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 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 CulbertMike Culbert
Apple Inc. Engineer and Vice President of Architecture at Apple Computers who played key role in the Apple Newton.
Category: Engineer, President, 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
Mikhail DonskoyMikhail Donskoy
Soviet and Russian computer scientist known as a developer of a chess program, Kaissa.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Mikko HypponenMikko Hypponen
Computer security expert and columnist for Wired.
Category: Twitter and Writer
Mina ReesMina Rees
American mathematician and first female President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Category: Female, Mathematician, President, 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 HolzschlagMolly Holzschlag
American author, lecturer, and advocate for the Open Web.
Category: Female and Writer
Molly WoodMolly Wood
Executive editor at CNET.com.
Category: Editor, Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Morgan SparksMorgan Sparks
American scientist and engineer who helped develop the microwatt bipolar junction transistor.
Category: Engineer, Scientist, and Writer
Morris ChangMorris Chang
Founding Chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
Category: Chairman, Father, Founder, and Writer
Morton MeyersonMorton Meyerson
Former President and Vice Chairman of Electronic Data Systems, Inc.
Category: Chairman, President, and Writer
Moxie MarlinspikeMoxie Marlinspike
Pioneer of modern software development techniques.
Category: Director, Founder, and Writer
Muni SakyaMuni Sakya
Nepalese computer programmer credited with helping bring Information Technology to Nepal.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Murali ChemuturiMurali Chemuturi
Indian software development expert and author.
Category: Personality and Writer
Myron KruegerMyron Krueger
American computer artist who developed early interactive works
Category: Researcher and Writer
N MurthyN Murthy
Indian businessman and co-founder of Infosys.
Category: Founder and Writer
Nate SilverNate Silver
American statistician, sabermetrician, psephologist, and writer of FiveThirtyEight Blog.
Category: President, Twitter, 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
Nathaniel BorensteinNathaniel Borenstein
American computer scientist and one of the original designers of the MIME protocol
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Neil SloaneNeil Sloane
British-US mathematician known for being the creator of the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.
Category: Mathematician 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 MetropolisNicholas Metropolis
Greek American physicist and on of the scientists during the Manhattan Project.
Category: Physicist, Scientist, 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
Niels BechNiels Bech
Leader in the field of electronic digital computers who assisted in the DASK project.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Niklaus WirthNiklaus Wirth
Computer scientist who programmed the Pascal language.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla
Inventor of alternating current (AC) and other inventions.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Nikolay BrusentsovNikolay Brusentsov
Russian computer scientist known for building a ternary computer, Setun..
Category: Scientist and Writer
Noah GlassNoah Glass
Founder of Twitter.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Noam ChomskyNoam Chomsky
Linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, and historian.
Category: Father, President, Scientist, and Writer
Nobuo MiiNobuo Mii
Computer pioneer who made various contributions to computers
Category: Investor 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
Norbert WeinerNorbert Weiner
American mathematician and Professor of Mathematics at MIT and originator of cybernetics
Category: Mathematician, Professor, Researcher, and Writer
Norman AbramsonNorman Abramson
American computer scientist known for developing the ALOHAnet system for wireless communication.
Category: Engineer, Scientist, and Writer
Norman MargolusNorman Margolus
Canadian-American computer scientist and physicist.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Physicist, Scientist, and Writer
Norman NieNorman Nie
American social scientist who invented software that automates data analysis.
Category: Entrepreneur, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Ole-johan DahlOle-johan Dahl
Norwegian computer scientist considered to be one of the fathers of Simula and object-oriented programming
Category: Father, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Oliver SelfridgeOliver Selfridge
Pioneer of artificial intelligence referred to as the father of Machine Perception.
Category: Father and Writer
Oliver StandingfordOliver Standingford
Oversaw the first computer used for commercial business applications.
Category: Writer
Omer ReingoldOmer Reingold
Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley
Category: Engineer, Professor, Researcher, 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
Otto ShweigerOtto Shweiger
Swiss Engineer and inventor of the first efficient four function calculator.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Otto SteigerOtto Steiger
Verea, and Bollée), but first commercially-successful.
Category: Engineer and Writer
Owen MockOwen Mock
Computer software designer and programmer who pioneered computer operating systems in the 1950s
Category: Programmer and Writer
Pafnuty ChebyshevPafnuty Chebyshev
Statistics, mechanics, and analytical geometry.
Category: Father, Founder, Mathematician, and Writer
Patrick GelsingerPatrick Gelsinger
Chief Executive Officer at VMware and former President and Chief Operating Officer at EMC Corporation.
Category: President, Programmer, 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 BaranPaul Baran
Polish American engineer who was a pioneer in the development of computer networks.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, 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 CeruzziPaul Ceruzzi
Curator of Computing at the Smithsonians's Museum in Washington D.C. and author of many books on computer history.
Category: Writer
Paul CressPaul Cress
Canadian computer scientist who led a team of programmers developing Fortran language.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Paul DemainePaul Demaine
Leading figure in the early development of computer based automatic indexing.
Category: Founder and Writer
Paul EislerPaul Eisler
Austrian inventor who invented the printed circuit board.
Category: Inventor 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 KingPaul King
Australian software developer, scientist, and entrepreneur.
Category: Entrepreneur, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Paul LaughtonPaul Laughton
Former systems programmer for IBM one of Apple Computers first programmers.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Paul MaritzPaul Maritz
Former senior executive at Microsoft.
Category: CEO 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 OtelliniPaul Otellini
American businessman and current president of Intel
Category: Director, President, and Writer
Paul OtletPaul Otlet
Father of information science who created the Universal Decimal Classification.
Category: Entrepreneur, Father, and Writer
Paul RandPaul Rand
American graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs,
Category: Director and Writer
Paul ThelenPaul Thelen
Founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Big Fish Games.
Category: Chairman, Founder, and Writer
Paul ThurrottPaul Thurrott
Technology blogger, author, podcaster, and news editor for Windows IT Pro magazine.
Category: Editor, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Per HansenPer Hansen
Danish-American computer scientist known for concurrent programming theory.
Category: Coined, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Percy LudgatePercy Ludgate
Irish designer of an Analytical Engine for the programmable computer.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Pete CashmorePete Cashmore
Scottish entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Mashable.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Peter BentleyPeter Bentley
British author and computer scientist and contributing editor for WIRED UK magazine.
Category: Editor, Personality, Scientist, and Writer
Peter ChenPeter Chen
American computer scientist known for development of the Entity-Relationship Model.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Peter DenningPeter Denning
American computer scientist and writer known for his pioneering work in virtual memory.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, 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 EliasPeter Elias
Pioneer in the field of information theory and Coding theory.
Category: Professor and Writer
Peter FranaszekPeter Franaszek
American information theorist who set the direction for modern constrained coding.
Category: Writer
Peter GrunbergPeter Grunberg
German physicist and Nobel Prize laureate.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
Peter KarmanosPeter Karmanos
CEO of Compuware Corporation and owner of hockey franchises.
Category: CEO and Writer
Peter KirsteinPeter Kirstein
British computer scientist who played a role in the creation of the Internet.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Peter LandinPeter Landin
British computer scientist who was first to realize that the lambda calculus could be used in programming.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Peter MolyneuxPeter Molyneux
English video game designer and game programmer.
Category: Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Peter NaurPeter Naur
Danish pioneer in computer science and programmer.
Category: Programmer 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 NorvigPeter Norvig
Pioneer of Information Processing and Artificial Intelligence.
Category: Director, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Peter SamsonPeter Samson
American computer scientist known for creating pioneering computer software.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, 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
Peter TattamPeter Tattam
Software developer known for authoring Trumpet Winsock.
Category: Director, Twitter, and Writer
Peter WeinbergerPeter Weinberger
Computer scientist who helped write the AWK programming language.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Petro VlahosPetro Vlahos
Hollywood special effects pioneer who defined the color-difference bluescreen process.
Category: Founder and Writer
Phil FarrandPhil Farrand
American computer programmer, webmaster, and author.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Phil FishPhil Fish
French-Canadian game designer working with Polytron and creator of the game Fez.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Philibert DocagnePhilibert Docagne
French engineer and mathematician.
Category: Engineer, Mathematician, 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
Philip EstridgePhilip Estridge
Led the development of the original IBM Personal Computer (PC).
Category: Father, Inventor, President, and Writer
Philip ZimmermanPhilip Zimmerman
Creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP).
Category: Founder, Inventor, President, and Writer
Philipp HahnPhilipp Hahn
German priest and clock-maker who designed the first calculator
Category: Inventor and Writer
Philippe KahnPhilippe Kahn
Innovator and entrepreneur and inventor of the first camera phone.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Phillip KatzPhillip Katz
Computer programmer known as the co-creator of the Zip file format.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Phillip RosedalePhillip Rosedale
American entrepreneur and founder of Linden Lab's Second Life virtual world.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Philo FarnsworthPhilo Farnsworth
Inventor and television pioneer.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Pierre JaquetdrozPierre Jaquetdroz
Swiss-born watchmaker noted for his designs of animated dolls or automata.
Category: Inventor 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
Quentin StaffordfraserQuentin Staffordfraser
British computer scientist who helped create the first webcam.
Category: Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Radia PerlmanRadia Perlman
Mother of the Internet.
Category: Engineer, Female, Inventor, 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
Rajeev SangalRajeev Sangal
Professor and author Known for his work in processing of human languages in Computational Paninian Grammar (CPG) framework.
Category: Professor, Programmer, 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
Ralph BaerRalph Baer
Father of Videogames.
Category: Engineer, Father, Inventor, and Writer
Ralph GriswoldRalph Griswold
American computer scientist noted for his research into high-level programming languages and symbolic computation.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Ralph MeagherRalph Meagher
Culminating with the ILLIAC IV supercomputer, the largest and fastest in the world.
Category: Writer
Ralph MerkleRalph Merkle
One of the inventors of public key cryptography and Inventor of cryptographic hashing
Category: Inventor, Researcher, and Writer
Ralph PalmerRalph Palmer
Helped create the IBM 604 Electronic Calculator.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Ralph SlutzRalph Slutz
Physicist and computer pioneer and one of the first to build a computer with a central memory to store and modify data and instructions
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
Ramakrishnan SrikantRamakrishnan Srikant
Research scientist at Google with interest in data mining.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Ramanathan GuhaRamanathan Guha
Co-leaders of the AI Cyc project.
Category: Writer
Ramon LlullRamon Llull
Poet, theologian, mystic, mathematician, logician, and martyr who is referred to as a pioneer of computation theory.
Category: Logician, Mathematician, 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
Randy WiggintonRandy Wigginton
Programmer and one of Apple Computer's first employee number 6.
Category: Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Ransom LoveRansom Love
Co-founder of the late Caldera company.
Category: Founder 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
Ray TomlinsonRay Tomlinson
American programmer who implemented an email system on the ARPANET.
Category: Personality, Programmer, and Writer
Raymond BoyceRaymond Boyce
American computer scientist known for co-developing SQL database language.
Category: Scientist 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
Raymond KurzweilRaymond Kurzweil
American author, futurist, and inventor of the Kurzweil K250 music keyboard.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Raymond NoordaRaymond Noorda
American computer businessman and CEO of Novell from the years (1982-1994).
Category: CEO 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
Rene DescartesRene Descartes
French philosopher, mathematician, and writer dubbed the 'Father of Modern Philosophy'
Category: Father, Mathematician, and Writer
Rene GrilletRene Grillet
French mechanic and watchmaker and one of the creators of a mechanical calculating machine (17th Century).
Category: Inventor and Writer
Renukanth SubramaniamRenukanth Subramaniam
British Hacker and founder of DarkMarket, Internet cybercrime forum.
Category: Convict, Founder, Hacker, and Writer
Reynold JohnsonReynold Johnson
Inventor of the disk drive and videocassette tape.
Category: Father, Inventor, President, and Writer
Richard ArkwrightRichard Arkwright
Englishman who is often credited with inventing the spinning frame and creator of the modern factory system.
Category: Entrepreneur, Inventor, 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 CrandallRichard Crandall
Chief Scientist at NeXT Inc. and Apple's Chief Cryptographer
Category: Physicist, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Richard FeynmanRichard Feynman
American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics
Category: Physicist, Professor, Scientist, 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 HarperRichard Harper
British Sociologist and principle researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge.
Category: Professor, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Richard KarpRichard Karp
Computer scientist and computational theorist known for his research in the theory of algorithms.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Richard LyonRichard Lyon
American scientist known for inventing the optical mouse.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Richard MasonRichard Mason
Consultant, and author, Known for his work in ethics of information and the history of information systems in organizations.
Category: Professor and Writer
Richard SchulzeRichard Schulze
Founder and past chairman of Best Buy.
Category: Chairman, Founder, and Writer
Richard SkrentaRichard Skrenta
Computer programmer and creator of search engine blekko.
Category: Entrepreneur, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
American software freedom activist and computer programmer who launched the GNU project.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Richard StearnsRichard Stearns
Computer scientist who established the foundations for the field of computational complexity theory.
Category: Scientist 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 BarnabyRob Barnaby
Computer programmer, author and developer of the word processor Wordstar.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Rob HartillRob Hartill
Web designer and computer programmer Known for his work on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) website.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Rob KalinRob Kalin
Online handmade and vintage marketplace founded in the year 2005.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Robert AdlerRobert Adler
Austrian-born American inventor with numerous patents, most notably the wireless remote control.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Robert BartonRobert Barton
Known as the chief architect of the Burroughs B5000 and other computers such as the B1700 as well as the co-inventor of dataflow.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Robert CailliauRobert Cailliau
Belgian informatics engineer and computer scientist who helped develop the World Wide Web.
Category: Engineer, Scientist, and Writer
Robert CohnRobert Cohn
Company that commercialized voice mail.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Robert DennardRobert Dennard
Inventor of DRAM.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, 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 EverettRobert Everett
Named the MIT Whirlwind Project in 1945.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Robert FanoRobert Fano
Inventing (with Claude Shannon) Shannon-Fano coding.
Category: Director, Founder, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Robert FloydRobert Floyd
Computer scientist who designed the Floyd-Warshall algorithm.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Robert FrankstonRobert Frankston
Co-creator of the VisiCalc spreadsheet program.
Category: Founder and Writer
Robert GentlemanRobert Gentleman
Canadian statistician known as one of the creators of the R (programming language).
Category: Director, Professor, Programmer, Researcher, and Writer
Robert GriesemerRobert Griesemer
Computer programmer who works at Google and one of the first designers of the Go programming language.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Robert HookeRobert Hooke
English natural philosopher, architect, and polymath.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Robert LansdownRobert Lansdown
British computer graphics pioneer and Polymath and Professor Emeritus at Middlesex University Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts
Category: Professor 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 MoogRobert Moog
American pioneer of electronic music who is best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer.
Category: Inventor 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 PatrickRobert Patrick
Architect of the first operating system in the world, GM-NAA I/O.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Robert PikeRobert Pike
Canadian software engineer and author known for his work with Plan 9 at Bell Labs.
Category: Editor, Engineer, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Robert PrimRobert Prim
American mathematician and computer scientist who developed two different algorithms for finding a minimum spanning tree in a weighted graph
Category: Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
Robert ScobleRobert Scoble
American blogger, author, and technical evangelist who runs Scobleizer.
Category: Twitter, Writer, and sponsor
Robert SteinRobert Stein
Computer pioneer who founded the Voyager Company.
Category: Founder and Writer
Robert TarjanRobert Tarjan
American computer scientist who discovered several graph algorithms.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, 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
Robin MilnerRobin Milner
British computer scientist who developed LCF, one of the first tools for automated theorem proving.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Roger HuiRoger Hui
Computer scientist and Co-developer of the J Programming Language and recipient of the Kenneth E. Iverson Award
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
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
Roger NeedhamRoger Needham
Computer scientist known for the BAN logic and Tiny Encryption algorithm.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Roger SipplRoger Sippl
Entrepreneur, and innovator who founded Informix Software and pioneered SQL relational databases.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Ronald RivestRonald Rivest
American born cryptographer and one of the inventors of the RSA algorithm and the symmetric key encryption algorithms RC2.
Category: Inventor, Professor, and Writer
Ronald SchaferRonald Schafer
American electrical engineer known for his work with signal processing.
Category: Editor, Engineer, President, Professor, and Writer
Ronald StamperRonald Stamper
British computer scientist Known for his work in Organisational semiotics and as creator of the MEASUR methodology.
Category: Scientist 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 IhakaRoss Ihaka
Associate Professor of Statistics and one of the creators of the R programming language.
Category: Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Ross UlbrichtRoss Ulbricht
Founder of the online black market Silk Road.
Category: Convict, Founder, and Writer
Rudolf BayerRudolf Bayer
UB-tree, and the red-black tree.
Category: Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Rudolf HellRudolf Hell
Early forerunner to the fax machine.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Russel AckoffRussel Ackoff
Systems thinking and management science
Category: Manager and Writer
Russell OhlRussell Ohl
American engineer known for patenting the modern solar cell and researching semiconductors.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Researcher, 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
Safra CatzSafra Catz
Israeli-born American business executive at Oracle Corporation.
Category: Female, President, 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
Samuel CaldwellSamuel Caldwell
American electrical engineer known for his pioneering work with early computers.
Category: Engineer and Writer
Samuel HopkinsSamuel Hopkins
First person granted U.S. patent.
Category: President and Writer
Samuel MorlandSamuel Morland
17th century English academic, inventor, spy, diplomat, mathematician, and inventor of adding machines.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, and Writer
Samuel MorseSamuel Morse
Inventor of Morse code.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Samuel PalmisanoSamuel Palmisano
Short biography of Samuel Palmisano the President and chief executive officer of IBM from 2000-2012.
Category: Chairman, President, and Writer
Samuel SouleSamuel Soule
Co-inventor of the first practical typewriter in 1969.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Samy KamkarSamy Kamkar
Computer security researcher known for creating Evercookie
Category: Founder, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Sander KaasjagerSander Kaasjager
Dutch professional game player of the first person shooter game Painkiller.
Category: Gamer and Writer
Sandra KurtzigSandra Kurtzig
Software management firm and former CEO of the ASK Group.
Category: CEO, Female, Twitter, and Writer
Sandra LernerSandra Lerner
Co-founder of Cisco Systems and founder of Urban Decay cosmetics.
Category: Female, Founder, 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
Saul RosenSaul Rosen
Lead software designer for the world's first transistorized computer, the Philco TRANSAC S-2000.
Category: Programmer 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 FahlmanScott Fahlman
First person to use a smiley emoticon.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Scott ForstallScott Forstall
Senior vice president of iOS Software at Apple Inc.
Category: Director, President, 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
Scott MuellerScott Mueller
Author of books about personal computers and one of the most trusted authoritative hardware voices in the industry.
Category: President 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
Semen KorsakovSemen Korsakov
Russian government official, homeopath, and inventor known for his early involvement in information technology.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Sergey BrinSergey Brin
Co-founder of Google.
Category: Founder 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
Seymour CraySeymour Cray
Founder of Cray.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Seymour PapertSeymour Papert
MIT mathematician and educator and one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Seymour RubinsteinSeymour Rubinstein
PC software industry pioneer who helped develop WordStar, HelpDesk, Quattro Pro.
Category: Director and Writer
Shafi GoldwasserShafi Goldwasser
Professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT.
Category: Female, Inventor, Professor, 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
Shigeru MiyamotoShigeru Miyamoto
Japanese video game designer and producer known as the creator of some of the most successful video game franchises including Donkey Kong.
Category: Writer
Shiraz ShivjiShiraz Shivji
African born Electrical Engineer and chief designer of the Atari ST computer.
Category: Engineer and Writer
Shuling GarverShuling Garver
Engineering manager for Intel and the first franchisee for Engineering for Kids.
Category: Manager and Writer
Shyam SankarShyam Sankar
Director of Forward Deployed Engineering at Palantir Technologies.
Category: Director, Manager, 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
Simon TravagliaSimon Travaglia
Author of BOFH (the Bastard Operator from Hell) series.
Category: Analyst, Programmer, 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
Solomon GolombSolomon Golomb
American engineer, mathematician, and professor known for his development of mathematical games.
Category: Coined, Engineer, Mathematician, Professor, 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
Stanford OvshinskyStanford Ovshinsky
Pioneer of modern software development techniques.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Stanley FrankelStanley Frankel
American computer scientist who designed the LGP-30 single-user desk computer in 1956.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Stanley GillStanley Gill
British computer scientist known for inventing the first computer subroutine.
Category: Inventor, President, Scientist, 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 CookStephen Cook
American-Canadian computer scientist and mathematician and one of the forefathers of computational complexity theory.
Category: Father, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
Stephen DunwellStephen Dunwell
American Electrical Engineer who led the engineering effort in the development of IBM's STRETCH
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author.
Category: Physicist, President, and Writer
Stephen KecklerStephen Keckler
Senior Director of Architecture Research at NVIDIA who's interested in technology-scalable architectures.
Category: Director, Professor, 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 RobertsonStephen Robertson
British computer scientist known for work on information retrieval and inverse document frequency.
Category: Scientist 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 BristowSteve Bristow
Former VP of Engineering at Atari who helped design the Atari 2600.
Category: Engineer 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 CrockerSteve Crocker
Short biography of Steve Crocker who created the first FTC and help create the ARPANET protocols.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Steve DornerSteve Dorner
American software engineer known for developing the Eudora e-mail client in 1988.
Category: Director, Engineer, 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 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 McconnellSteve Mcconnell
Author of software engineering textbooks including Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art.
Category: Writer
Steve MeretzkySteve Meretzky
American computer game developer and interactive fiction writer.
Category: Gamer and Writer
Steve RussellSteve Russell
Computer scientist who helped create Spacewar! one of the earliest videogames.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Steve WolffSteve Wolff
One of the fathers of the Internet and developer of NSFNET.
Category: Director, Father, President, Researcher, and Writer
Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple and Father of the Apple computer.
Category: CEO, Father, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Steven BourneSteven Bourne
British computer scientist known for authoring the Bourne shell.
Category: President, Scientist, and Writer
Steven CoonsSteven Coons
Computer Graphics early pioneer, author, and former Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Category: Professor and Writer
Steven PunterSteven Punter
Also known as Punter or Old Punter.
Category: Programmer 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 BrandStewart Brand
American writer, best known as editor of the Whole Earth Catalog.
Category: Editor, Founder, Hacker, Inventor, and Writer
Stewart CheifetStewart Cheifet
Television host and producer of Computer Chronicles.
Category: Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Stu GalleyStu Galley
American computer programmer and interactive fiction game author.
Category: Editor, Programmer, 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
Stuart FeldmanStuart Feldman
Creator of the computer software program Make for UNIX systems and author of the first Fortran 77 compiler.
Category: President and Writer
Stuart MoulthropStuart Moulthrop
Author of hypertext fiction works Victory Garden.
Category: Founder, Professor, and Writer
Stuart RussellStuart Russell
Innovator in the philosophy and practice of Artificial Intelligence.
Category: Professor 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 KareSusan Kare
Artist and graphic designer who created many of the interface elements for the Apple Macintosh in the 1980's.
Category: Director, Female, and Writer
Susan WojcickiSusan Wojcicki
American businesswoman and CEO of YouTube.
Category: CEO, Female, Twitter, and Writer
Sven JaschanSven Jaschan
Self-confessed author of the NetSky and Sasser computer worm.
Category: Writer
Sviatoslav PestovSviatoslav Pestov
Creator of Factor, a scripting language for a video game which was later incorporated into Java.
Category: Editor and Writer
T JonesT Jones
American software engineer, computer programmer, entrepreneur, and author.
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Programmer, and Writer
Ted DabneyTed Dabney
Co-founder along with Nolan Bushnell of Atari Inc.1971 which started as Syzygy.
Category: Founder and Writer
Ted NelsonTed Nelson
American sociologist, philosopher, and pioneer of information who coined the terms hypertext and hypermedia
Category: Coined and Writer
Tedd WaittTedd Waitt
American billionaire philanthropist who was a co-founder of Gateway, Inc.
Category: Founder and Writer
Theodore MaimanTheodore Maiman
Inventor of the first laser.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
Theodore TsoTheodore Tso
American software developer known for his work on the Linux kernel.
Category: Director, Twitter, and Writer
Thomas CoverThomas Cover
Information theorist and professor at Stanford University.
Category: President, Professor, and Writer
Thomas EdisonThomas Edison
Inventor of the phonograph, motion picture camera, electric light bulb, and more.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Thomas FlowersThomas Flowers
English engineer who during World War II designed Colossus.
Category: Engineer and Writer
Thomas FowlerThomas Fowler
English inventor known for inventing a mechanical calculating machine.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Thomas KurtzThomas Kurtz
Co-developer of the BASIC computer programming language.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Thomas LaneThomas Lane
Computer Scientist and Open source software advocate.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Thomas NicelyThomas Nicely
Publicly disclosed the Pentium FDIV bug.
Category: Professor 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
Thomas WatsonThomas Watson
Early chairman and CEO of IBM.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Father, President, and Writer
Thomas Watson JrThomas Watson Jr
Jr. an American businessman, political figure, and philanthropist and 2nd President of IBM.
Category: Father, President, 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 CookTim Cook
CEO of Apple after taking over from Steve Jobs on August 24, 2011.
Category: CEO, Director, and Writer
Tim O'reillyTim O'reilly
Founder of O'Reilly Media.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Tim PatersonTim Paterson
Original author of MS-DOS.
Category: Writer
Tim RoughgardenTim Roughgarden
Computer scientist interested in analysis, design, applications of algorithms and game theory.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Tim WestergrenTim Westergren
Co-founder of Pandora and creator of Genome project.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Tito BurattiniTito Burattini
Scientist, architect, Egyptologist, instrument-maker, traveller, engineer, and creator of the calculating machine.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Tom AndersonTom Anderson
Co-founder of Myspace.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Tom DemarcoTom Demarco
American author, teacher, software engineer and Early creator of structured analysis.
Category: Engineer 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 JenningsTom Jennings
Technician, and creator of FidoNet, the first file networking and message system for BBSes.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Tom KilburnTom Kilburn
English engineer who worked on the world's first stored-program computer, the SSEM.
Category: Engineer 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
Tony SaleTony Sale
Manager of the Colossus computer replica.
Category: Engineer, Manager, and Writer
Toru IwataniToru Iwatani
World's most popular arcade game.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Trevor PearceyTrevor Pearcey
British-born Australian computer scientist who developed CSIRAC computer.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Tsutomu ShimomuraTsutomu Shimomura
Computer security expert who helped the FBI arrest Kevin Mitnick.
Category: Writer
Ursula BurnsUrsula Burns
Madam Chairman (or Chairperson) and CEO of Xerox and first African-American woman CEO.
Category: African American, CEO, Chairman, Female, and Writer
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
Vannevar BushVannevar Bush
American engineer and science administrator know for work on analog computing and memex.
Category: Engineer and Writer
Vasily GorshkovVasily Gorshkov
Russian Computer programmer and hacker.
Category: Hacker, Programmer, and Writer
Vern PaxsonVern Paxson
Professor of Computer Science at Berkeley and Internet researcher.
Category: Coined, Professor, Researcher, and Writer
Veronica BelmontVeronica Belmont
Co-host of Revision3 Tekzilla.
Category: Editor, Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Victor AlhadeffVictor Alhadeff
Business executive known as the founder and CEO of Egghead Software.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Founder, President, and Writer
Victor HayesVictor Hayes
Senior Research Fellow at the Delft University of Technology Often referred to as
Category: Chairman, Father, and Writer
Vida IlderemVida Ilderem
Vice president of Intel Labs and director of the Integrated Platform Research Lab
Category: Director, President, and Writer
Vilhelm BjerknesVilhelm Bjerknes
Norwegian physicist and meteorologist who helped found the modern practice of weather forecasting.
Category: Physicist 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
Virginia RomettyVirginia Rometty
American business executive and first CEO of IBM.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Female, and Writer
Vladimir LevenshteinVladimir Levenshtein
Russian scientist Known for the Levenshtein algorithm, and the Levenshtein distance.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Vladimir LevinVladimir Levin
Russian-born Jewish computer programmer and hacker.
Category: Hacker, Programmer, and Writer
Wallace EckertWallace Eckert
Early employee of IBM who recommended interconnecting punched card tabulating machines.
Category: Writer
Walter BrattainWalter Brattain
Inventor that helped invent the transistor.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, 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
Wayne GreenWayne Green
American publisher, writer and consultant and founder of Byte magazine.
Category: Founder and Writer
Wayne PicketteWayne Pickette
Often referred to as the African American father of the microprocessor.
Category: African American, Father, and Writer
Wen ChowWen Chow
Chinese-born American digital computer pioneer and missile guidance scientist who pioneered the use of digital computers.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Wenmei HwuWenmei Hwu
Professor specializing in computer architecture, compiler design, parallel processing and computer microarchitecture.
Category: Chairman, Director, Engineer, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Werner BuchholzWerner Buchholz
American computer scientist who coined the term byte for a unit of digital information.
Category: Coined, Scientist, and Writer
Werner KochWerner Koch
German free software activist known as the author of the GNU Privacy Guard.
Category: Hacker and Writer
Werner SiemensWerner Siemens
German inventor and industrialist and founder of the Siemens company.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Wesley ClarkWesley Clark
One of the creators of the first mini-computer (LINC laboratory computer).
Category: Father and Writer
Wietse VenemaWietse Venema
Dutch programmer, physicist and Google software engineer.
Category: Engineer, Personality, Physicist, Programmer, and Writer
Wilhelm RontgenWilhelm Rontgen
German physicist who produced and detected electromagnetic radiation.
Category: Physicist and Writer
Wilhelm SchickardWilhelm Schickard
German professor of Hebrew and Astronomy and one of the first to design a direct entry calculating clock in the 17th century
Category: Professor 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
Willem PoelWillem Poel
Testudo, PTERA, and the ZERO computers
Category: Scientist and Writer
Willgodt OdhnerWillgodt Odhner
Swedish engineer and entrepreneur Inventor of the Odhner Arithmometer calculator.
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Writer
William CampbellWilliam Campbell
Current Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Intuit Inc.
Category: CEO, Chairman, and Writer
William CoolidgeWilliam Coolidge
American physicist known for his work with incandescent electric lighting.
Category: Director, Physicist, President, and Writer
William DavidowWilliam Davidow
American engineer, author, marketing executive, and venture capitalist.
Category: Engineer, Investor, President, Twitter, and Writer
William EcclesWilliam Eccles
British physicist and inventor of the term Diode and the flip-flop circuit.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
William EnglishWilliam English
American computer engineer and co-creator of the first computer mouse.
Category: Engineer, Personality, and Writer
William GibsonWilliam Gibson
Speculative fiction novelist who help create cyberpunk subgenre.
Category: Coined, Twitter, and Writer
William HewlettWilliam Hewlett
Co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard (HP) company.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, President, and Writer
William HiginbothamWilliam Higinbotham
American physicist credited with creating one of the first computer games.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
William InmonWilliam Inmon
American computer scientist Often referred to as the father of the data warehouse.
Category: Coined, Father, Scientist, and Writer
William JevonsWilliam Jevons
British economist and logician known for Marginal utility theory.
Category: Logician 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 LoweWilliam Lowe
American businessman who managed the team that developed the first IBM personal computer.
Category: Father, President, 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
William ShockleyWilliam Shockley
Physicist and co-inventor of the transistor.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
William StallingsWilliam Stallings
American Computer Science, Cryptography and Security textbook author.
Category: Twitter and Writer
William StevensWilliam Stevens
Author of computer science books, in particular books on UNIX and TCP/IP.
Category: President, Programmer, and Writer
William SturgeonWilliam Sturgeon
English physicist and inventor who was first to make electromagnets and inventor of the first practical English electric motor.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
Winifred AspreyWinifred Asprey
American mathematician and computer scientist.
Category: Female, Mathematician, Scientist, 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
Yogen DalalYogen Dalal
Engineer, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Co-author of the TCP Specification.
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Investor, 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

Computer Pioneers