Computer People - C

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 'C'. Clicking on any of the below links will open a biography for that person.

Cali Lewis
American podcaster and Internet personality.
Category: Female, Founder, Personality, and Twitter
Carl Button
British game artist, 2D/3D generalist, designer, and editor.
Category: Editor
Carl Petri
Helped advance the fields of parallel computing and distributing computing.
Category: Inventor
Carl Sagan
Astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and natural sciences.
Category: Editor, Physicist, and Writer
Carl Sassenrath
Designer of operation systems and computer programming languages.
Category: Programmer
Carol Bartz
Former president and CEO of Yahoo!
Category: CEO, Chairman, Female, and President
Carol Shaw
American Software Engineer and first female video game designer.
Category: Engineer, Female, Programmer, and Writer
Carolyn Meinel
American hacker and author and specialist in script kiddie hacking.
Category: Female, Founder, Hacker, Twitter, and Writer
Caterina Fake
American businesswoman known for co-founding the websites Flickr and Hunch
Category: Female and Founder
Chad Davis
American hacker/cracker and founding member of the globalHell syndicate of hackers.
Category: Founder and Hacker
Chad Hurley
Co-founder of YouTube.
Category: CEO, Founder, and Twitter
Chandu Thota
Computer engineer, author, and entrepreneur.
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Programmer, and Writer
Charles Babbage
Father of the computer.
Category: Father, Inventor, and Writer
Charles Bachman
Computer scientist known for his work in computer databases.
Category: Founder, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Charles Flint
American businessman who founded the company that later became IBM.
Category: Director and Founder
Charles Geschke
Co-founder of Adobe.
Category: Founder
Charles Hamblin
Australian philosopher, logician, and computer pioneer who is known for the introduction of Reverse Polish Notation.
Category: Logician and Programmer
Charles Hoare
Computer scientist who developed the Quicksort algorithm.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Charles Molnar
Co-developer of one of the first minicomputers, the LINC.
Category: Writer
Charles Moore
Inventor and developer of the Forth programming language.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Charles Peddle
Main designer of the 6502 microprocessor.
Category: Engineer
Charles Simonyi
Software executive who oversaw the creation of Microsoft Office.
Category: Programmer
Charles Stanhope
Scientist and inventor of the printing press.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Charles Thacker
American Pioneer computer designer who worked as the project leader of the Xerox Alto.
Category: Founder, Hacker, and Inventor
Charles Thomas
Designer of the Arithmometer, the first successful mechanical calculator.
Category: Entrepreneur and Inventor
Charles Weiss
American computer scientist and software designer and one of the first employees of Oracle.
Category: Inventor and Scientist
Charley Kline
Sent the first letters of the word 'LOGIN' to start Computer Networking.
Category: Investor, Manager, and Programmer
Cher Wang
Taiwanese entrepreneur and co-founder and chairperson of HTC Corporation.
Category: Entrepreneur, Female, and Founder
Chester Carlson
Inventor of electrophotography.
Category: Inventor and Physicist
Chris Dewolfe
American entrepreneur and former CEO and co-creator of Myspace.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, and Twitter
Chris Pirillo
Founder and maintainer of Lockergnome.
Category: Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Christopher Poole
American entrepreneur and founder of website 4chan.
Category: Entrepreneur and Founder
Christopher Sholes
Inventor of the typewriter and first QWERTY keyboard.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Christopher Stone
Co-founder and Creative Director of Twitter.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Christopher Strachey
British scientist known for CPL and Fundamental Concepts in Programming Languages.
Category: Coined, Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Christopher Weaver
Software developer and game programmer and contributor to the real-time sports simulation technology.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, President, Programmer, and Twitter
Chris Wetherell
Chris Wetherell CEO of Avocado an developer who help start Google Reader
Category: CEO, Founder, and Twitter
Cindy Bates
Vice President of SMB (Small-to-Midsized Business) at Microsoft Company
Category: Female, President, and Twitter
Clair Lake
IBM employee who helped develop the Type 1 Total Printing And Listing Tabulator and punch cards.
Category: Inventor
Claude Perrault
Physician, anatomist, inventor, and author who designed a calculating device, called Abaque Rhabdologique
Category: Inventor and Writer
Claude Shannon
Father of information theory.
Category: Engineer, Father, Founder, Mathematician, and Writer
Clay Shirky
American writer, consultant, lecturer, and teacher.
Category: President, Twitter, and Writer
Cleve Moler
American computer programmer and inventor of MATLAB.
Category: Chairman, Inventor, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Clifford Berry
American inventor and co-creator of the Atanasoff-Berry Computer.
Category: Inventor
Clive Sinclair
British inventor, most commonly known for his work in consumer electronics.
Category: Entrepreneur and Inventor
Corrado Bohm
Computer scientist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Rome.
Category: Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Craig Barrett
Former Chairman and CEO of Intel.
Category: CEO, Chairman, and Writer
Craig Federighi
Senior vice president of Software Engineering at Apple Inc.
Category: President
Craig Neidorf
American hacker and founding editor of Phrack Magazine.
Category: Convict, Editor, Founder, and Hacker
Craig Newmark
Founder of Craigslist.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Twitter
Craig Reynolds
Creator of Boids artificial life simulation.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Cuthbert Hurd
Computer scientist who helped IBM develop the first general-purpose computer.
Category: Entrepreneur, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Cyril Cleverdon
British librarian and computer scientist who is best known for his work on the evaluation of information retrieval systems.
Category: Scientist

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