Computer People - B

Below is a listing of computer pioneers, inventors, and other people who have contributed to the computer industry that have a first or last name beginning with the letter 'B'. Clicking on any of the below links will open a biography for that person.

Bailey Diffie
American cryptographer and pioneer of public-key cryptography.
Category: President and Writer
Barbara 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 Simons
American computer scientist and former president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Category: Director, Female, Founder, President, Scientist, and Writer
Barrett Brown
American activist, author and Founder of Project PM.
Category: Convict, Director, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Barry Boehm
American software engineer known for his many contributions to software engineering.
Category: Engineer, Professor, and Writer
Barry Lam
Founder and Chairman of Quanta Computer.
Category: Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, Manager, and Writer
Barry Leiba
Developer at IBM Research that helped develop Spam Guru and is involved with the IETF.
Category: Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Bashir Rameyev
Soviet inventor and scientist and one of the founders of Soviet computing.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Becky Worley
American journalist and broadcaster best known for being TechLive's Computer Security Analyst.
Category: Analyst, Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Ben Forta
Author and senior technical evangelist for Adobe Systems.
Category: Writer
Ben Hammersley
British Internet technologist, journalist, author, and broadcaster.
Category: Editor, Twitter, and Writer
Ben Shneiderman
And professor for Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Ben Silbermann
Co-founder and CEO of Pinterest.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Benjamin Franklin
Author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, and much more.
Category: Inventor, President, Scientist, and Writer
Beny Alagem
An Israeli American entrepreneur, developer, and the founder of Packard Bell Electronics
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Bernard Galler
American mathematician and computer scientist who worked in developing large-scale operating systems and computer languages.
Category: Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Bernard Kardon
American electrical engineer and co-founder of Harman/Kardon.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Bernd Fix
German Hacker known for his Computer virus research.
Category: Hacker and Writer
Bernhard Thalheim
Computer Scientist and Professor of Information Systems Engineering Known for Conceptual Modeling and its Theoretical Foundation
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Bertrand Meyer
Author, and consultant who created the Eiffel programming language.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Bill Atkinson
Computer engineer at Apple who help create MacPaint, QuickDraw, and HyperCard.
Category: Engineer and Writer
Bill Duvall
Receiver of the first computer network communication, ARPANET.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Bill Gates
Founder of Microsoft.
Category: CEO, Founder, President, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Bill 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 Kendrick
American software developer known for creating and maintaining Tux Paint.
Category: Editor, Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Bill Moggridge
British designer, author, and educator who designed one of the first laptop computer.
Category: Director, Founder, and Writer
Bill Pytlovany
Computer and network security program developer know as author of WinPatrol program.
Category: Twitter and Writer
Bjarne Stroustrup
Computer scientist, known as the creator of the C++ computer programming language.
Category: Entrepreneur, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Blaise Pascal
Mathematician, writer, child prodigy, and inventor of the Pascaline.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, and Writer
Blake 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 Bates
American computer games designer.
Category: Founder and Writer
Bob Bemer
Father of ASCII, escape character, backslash, and the curly bracket.
Category: Coined, Father, Inventor, and Writer
Bob Evans
Computer pioneer and corporate executive at IBM.
Category: Chairman and Writer
Bob Kahn
Internet pioneer, engineer, and computer scientist who helped develop TCP/IP.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, President, Scientist, and Writer
Bob Rosenschein
American-Israeli Internet entrepreneur and founder of Answers.com
Category: CEO, Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Bob Wallace
American computer scientist, software pioneer and Microsoft's ninth employee.
Category: Director, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Bonnie Ross
General manager at Microsoft Game Studios and studio head of 343 Industries
Category: Female, Manager, and Writer
Boris Babayan
Pioneering creator of supercomputers in Soviet Union.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Borje Langefors
Swedish engineer and computer scientist who made systems development a science.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Brad Fitzpatrick
Creator of LiveJournal and author of a variety of free software projects such as OpenID and memcached.
Category: Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Brad Templeton
Software Architect and early pioneer of Usenet.
Category: Chairman, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Bram Cohen
Author of the P2P BitTorrent protocol.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Programmer, and Writer
Brendan Eich
Programmer and creator of JavaScript.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Brian Carpenter
British Internet engineer and former chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Brian 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 Fargo
Producer, programmer, executive, and founder of developers Interplay Entertainment.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Brian Fox
Entrepreneur, free software supporter, and original author of the GNU Bash shell.
Category: African American, Entrepreneur, Programmer, and Writer
Brian 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 Moriarty
American video game developer.
Category: Professor and Writer
Brian Reynolds
American videogame designer known for his online social games on Facebook.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Director, Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Brian Tong
Prizefight, Tap That App & How-To's.
Category: Editor, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Bruce Eckel
Author and lecturer who has written numerous books and articles on computer programming.
Category: Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Bruce Schneier
American computer security specialist, cryptographer, and writer.
Category: Founder, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Burton Smith
Computer architect who has made major contributions to the field of parallel computation.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Butler Lampson
Computer scientist who help with the development of the first personal computer.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer

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