Computer People - O

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

Ole-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 Selfridge
Pioneer of artificial intelligence referred to as the father of Machine Perception.
Category: Father and Writer
Oliver Standingford
Oversaw the first computer used for commercial business applications.
Category: Writer
Omer Reingold
Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley
Category: Engineer, Professor, Researcher, and Writer
Oren Etzioni
American entrepreneur, professor and CEO of the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence.
Category: CEO, Coined, Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Professor, Twitter, and Writer
Otto Shweiger
Swiss Engineer and inventor of the first efficient four function calculator.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Otto Steiger
Verea, and Bollée), but first commercially-successful.
Category: Engineer and Writer
Owen Mock
Computer software designer and programmer who pioneered computer operating systems in the 1950s
Category: Programmer and Writer
Adam Osborne
Inventor of the first portable computer.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Alexis Ohanian
American entrepreneur and angel investor best known for investing in Reddit.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Georg Ohm
German physicist and mathematician best known for Ohm's law.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, and Writer
Jarkko Oikarinen
Initial developer of IRC.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Joe Ossanna
Electrical engineer and computer programmer known for his work with Unix operation system.
Category: Engineer, Programmer, and Writer
John Opel
Computer businessman who served as the president of IBM.
Category: CEO, Chairman, President, and Writer
John 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
Jolie Odell
Internet personality known for her blog and writing work with Mashable and VentureBeat.
Category: Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Ken Olsen
Founder and former CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).
Category: CEO, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, 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
Paul Otellini
American businessman and current president of Intel
Category: Director, President, and Writer
Paul Otlet
Father of information science who created the Universal Decimal Classification.
Category: Entrepreneur, Father, and Writer
Pierre Omidyar
French-born entrepreneur, founder, and chairman of the eBay auction site.
Category: Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Ray Ozzie
American software industry entrepreneur and Chief Technical Officer at Microsoft.
Category: Entrepreneur, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Russell Ohl
American engineer known for patenting the modern solar cell and researching semiconductors.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Researcher, and Writer
Stanford Ovshinsky
Pioneer of modern software development techniques.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Tim O'reilly
Founder of O'Reilly Media.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Willgodt Odhner
Swedish engineer and entrepreneur Inventor of the Odhner Arithmometer calculator.
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Writer

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