Historical Technical Figures
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Historical technical figures paved the way for new technologies to eventually be brought into our every day lives. Their pivotal impact on technological advances affects us to this day.
Below are some notable historical technical figures:
Historical Technical Figures
- Aaron Swartz
- Aaron Swartz was an American programmer, writer, entrepreneur, and internet activist involved in the development of the RSS web feed format, Markdown language, Creative Commons organization, and Python web framework web.py.
- Ada Lovelace
- Ada Lovelace was an English writer and mathematician and is often considered to be the first computer programmer. Lovelace is known for her work on the first programmable general-purpose computer.
- Alan Turing
- Alan Turing was an English mathematician and computer scientist best known for his work on algorithms, computation, and creating the foundations of theoretical computer science through the development of the Turing machine.
- Bjarne Stroustrup
- Bjarne Stroustrup is a Danish computer scientist and principal designer of C++, an extension of the C programming language.
- Dennis Ritchie
- Dennis Ritchie was an American computer scientist, the creator of the computer programming language C, and co-creator of the Unix operating system.
- Gordon Moore
- Gordon Moore is the co-founder of Intel Corporation, the largest manufacturer of various computer parts like microprocessors for companies like Acer, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. He was also the primary advocate for Moores Law.
- Grace Hopper
- Grace Hopper was an American computer scientist who led a decorated career in the United States Navy, becoming one of the first female rear admirals in U.S. history.
- John Carmack
- John Carmack is an American video game developer, and the lead programmer of Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake.
- Ken Thompson
- Ken Thompson is an American computer scientist, known for creating many significant works in the field, such as the Unix and Plan 9 operating systems, the B (1969) and Go (2019) programming languages, the grep command line utility, and UTF-8 encoding.
- Linus Torvalds
- Linus Torvalds is a Finnish-American computer scientist, the creator of the operating system kernel Linux, and the distributed revision control system, Git.
- Tim Berners-Lee
- Sir Tim Berners-Lee is an English computer scientist popularly known for his development of the World Wide Web in 1989.
- Yukihiro Matsumoto
- Yukihiro Matsumoto is a Japanese software programmer and computer scientist widely known as the chief designer of the Ruby programming language.
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