Computer People - M

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

Maksym Yastremski
Ukrainian hacker and top online seller of stolen credit card information.
Category: Convict, Hacker, and Writer
Malcolm Mcilroy
Mathematician, engineer, and programmer known for Unix pipelines and software componentry.
Category: Engineer, Mathematician, Programmer, and Writer
Manuel Blum
Computer scientist known for his contributions to the foundations of computational complexity theory.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Manuel 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 Andreessen
Short biography of Marc Andreessen the co-author of mosaic the first widely used web browser.
Category: Director, Founder, and Writer
Marc Benioff
Chairman and CEO of
Category: CEO, Chairman, Coined, President, and Writer
Marc Canter
CEO of Broadband Mechanics and previously founder of MacroMind, the company that became Macromedia.
Category: CEO, Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Marc 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 Mcdonald
American software developer known for being Microsoft's first salaried employee.
Category: Writer
Marcian Hoff
One of the inventors of the computer microprocessor.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Marissa Mayer
Former Google Vice President of Location and Local Services and now Yahoo CEO.
Category: CEO, Engineer, Female, President, Twitter, and Writer
Mark Abene
Infosec expert, computer programmer, cryptographer, and hacker.
Category: Convict, Founder, Hacker, Programmer, and Writer
Mark Blank
American software engineer and game developer.
Category: Engineer, Founder, and Writer
Mark Crispin
Which he invented in 1985.
Category: Father, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Mark Cuban
American businessman, entrepreneur, investor and owner of NBA's Dallas Mavericks.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Mark 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 Hurd
Co-president, director, and board member of Oracle Corporation.
Category: Chairman, Director, President, and Writer
Mark Kriegsman
American entrepreneur, computer programmer, inventor, writer, and Director of Engineering at Veracode.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Mark Mccahill
American programmer who has been involved in developing and popularizing a number of Internet technologies
Category: Programmer and Writer
Mark Pincus
Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Zynga, which makes online social games.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Mark Pinsker
Russian mathematician who fields of study included information theory, probability theory and coding theory.
Category: Mathematician and Writer
Mark Tebbe
Professor at University of Chicago and co-founder of
Category: Chairman, Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Professor, and Writer
Mark Zuckerberg
Co-creator of Facebook.
Category: Entrepreneur, Programmer, and Writer
Markus Neteler
Coordinator of GRASS GIS and promoter of Free Software GIS development.
Category: Founder and Writer
Markus Persson
Developer of the game Minecraft.
Category: Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Marlyn Wescoff
One of the original programmers for the ENIAC computer
Category: Female, Programmer, and Writer
Marques Brownlee
American video producer, tech-reviewer, and YouTube star.
Category: African American, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Marshall Rose
Network protocol and software engineer who has contributed to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Category: Engineer and Writer
Martha Fox
English businesswoman and charity trustee best known for co-founding
Category: Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Martin Campbell-kelly
English computer scientist who writes about computer history.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Martin Cooper
Start of what we know as the Cell phone today.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Martin Fowler
Pioneer of modern software development techniques.
Category: Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Martin Goetz
Pioneer in the development of the commercial software industry.
Category: Father, Manager, and Writer
Martin Graetz
Co-creator of one of the earliest digital computer games, Spacewar.
Category: Writer
Martin Hellman
American cryptologist best known for his invention of public key cryptography.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Martin 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 Minsky
Cognitive scientist, philosopher, and AI specialist.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Mary Buckles
Published the first paper on video game aesthetics.
Category: Writer
Mary Foley
Writer for the tech industry, including ZDNet and frequent quest on radio, TV, and podcasts.
Category: Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Mary 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 Keller
First American woman to earn a PhD in Computer Science.
Category: Female, Founder, and Writer
Masatoshi Shima
One of the designers of the world's first microprocessor, the Intel 4004
Category: Engineer and Writer
Mat Honan
Media innovator, and Senior writer with WIRED Magazine.
Category: Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Matt Cutts
American software engineer and head of the Webspam team at Google.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Matt Mullenweg
American online social media entrepreneur and founding developer of WordPress.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Maurice Wilkes
British computer scientist credited with several important developments in computing specifically microcomputing.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Max Hopper
American IT manager considered the
Category: Chairman, Father, Manager, and Writer
Max Palevsky
American art collector, venture capitalist, philanthropist, and computer technology pioneer with Packard Bell.
Category: Investor and Writer
Max Vision
Former computer security consultant and convicted online hacker.
Category: Hacker and Writer
Maxwell Newman
British mathematician and codebreaker and one of the creators of Colossus, the first operational electronic computer.
Category: Mathematician and Writer
Meg Whitman
American business executive and president of Hewlett-Packard.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Female, President, Twitter, and Writer
Megan Smith
Vice president, Google[x] at Google and former vice president of business development.
Category: CEO, Personality, President, Twitter, and Writer
Mg Siegler
American Venture Capitalist and writer and columnist for TechCrunch.
Category: Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Michael Calce
Canadian computer hacker known for creating denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) at age 15.
Category: Convict, Hacker, and Writer
Michael Dell
Founder of Dell computers.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Michael Faraday
English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Michael Hart
American author, best known as one of the inventors of the electronic book (or ebook)
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Michael Hawley
Educator, scientist, artist, and researcher working in the field of digital media.
Category: Director, Founder, Researcher, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Michael Lazaridis
Greek Canadian businessman and founder of Research In Motion (BlackBerry handhelds)
Category: Chairman, Founder, and Writer
Michael 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 Rabin
Israeli computer scientist known for the Miller-Rabin primality test.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Michael Robertson
Short biography of Michael Robertson the founder and former CEO of a popular Internet music site.
Category: CEO, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Michael Schroeder
American computer scientist known for co-inventing the Needham-Schroeder authentication protocol.
Category: Chairman, Director, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Michael Stonebraker
Computer scientist widely recognized as one of the world's foremost experts in database technology.
Category: Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Miguel Icaza
Mexican free software programmer, best known for starting the GNOME and Mono projects.
Category: Manager, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Mihai Parparita
Software engineer at Google and founding member of the Google Reader development team.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Mike Bergman
Web Scientist and 'deep web' researcher.
Category: CEO, Editor, Founder, Manager, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Mike Berlyn
American video game designer and writer.
Category: Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Mike 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 Lesk
Computer scientist who worked with the SMART Information Retrieval System.
Category: Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Mike Mccue
Former directory of Twitter and founder of Paper Software, Tellme Networks, and Flipboard.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Mike Morhaime
Co-founder, CEO and president of video game developer Blizzard Entertainment.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Mikhail Donskoy
Soviet and Russian computer scientist known as a developer of a chess program, Kaissa.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Mikko Hypponen
Computer security expert and columnist for Wired.
Category: Twitter and Writer
Mina Rees
American mathematician and first female President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Category: Female, Mathematician, President, and Writer
Minh Nguyen
Disputed co-founder of Plaxo and murder suspect.
Category: CEO, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Mitchell Kapor
Founder of Lotus Development Corporation and designer of Lotus 1-2-3.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Mochio Umeda
Japanese IT enterprise management consultant, author, and one of the most well-known commentators on IT.
Category: Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
Molly Holzschlag
American author, lecturer, and advocate for the Open Web.
Category: Female and Writer
Molly Wood
Executive editor at
Category: Editor, Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Morgan Sparks
American scientist and engineer who helped develop the microwatt bipolar junction transistor.
Category: Engineer, Scientist, and Writer
Morris Chang
Founding Chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
Category: Chairman, Father, Founder, and Writer
Morton Meyerson
Former President and Vice Chairman of Electronic Data Systems, Inc.
Category: Chairman, President, and Writer
Moxie Marlinspike
Pioneer of modern software development techniques.
Category: Director, Founder, and Writer
Muni Sakya
Nepalese computer programmer credited with helping bring Information Technology to Nepal.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Murali Chemuturi
Indian software development expert and author.
Category: Personality and Writer
Myron Krueger
American computer artist who developed early interactive works
Category: Researcher and Writer

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