BILL GATES (MICROSOFT CO-FOUNDER)
He is chairman of Microsoft Corp. He has brought the company to continually advance & improve software technology. He has made it easier, more cost-effective & more enjoyable to use computers.
JAMES GOSLING (JAVA CREATOR)
James Gosling on Apple, Apache, Android & the Future of JAVA. He is a Canadian computer scientist and also known as the father of the Java programming language.
He created the mainframe for Java and implemented the language’s original compiler and virtual machine.
RICHARD STALLMAN (GNU PROJECT CREATOR)
He founded the Free Software Foundation, developed the GNU Compiler Collection. As an operating system developer, he had the right skills for this job. Richard Stallman is the prophet of the free software movement. He understood the dangers of software patents years ago.
BJARNE STROUSTRUP (C++ CREATOR)
In Bell Lab, he designed and implemented C++. Based on C and inspired by Simula, provides a set of general and flexible abstraction mechanisms that can be mapped directly and efficiently onto computer hardware.
He is quoted as saying: “When I joined, I was basically told to do ‘something interesting
TIM BENERS-LEE (HTML AND WWW INVENTOR)
Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist. He had written the 3 fundamental technologies that remain the foundation of today’s Web (and which you may have seen appear on parts of your Web browser): i.e. HTML, URL, HTTP. Tim also wrote the first Web page editor/browser (“WorldWideWeb.app”) and the first Web server (“httpd“).
KEN THOMPSON (UNIX CO-CREATOR)
He is notable for his work on the Unix operating system. He also invented the B programming language, the direct predecessor to the C programming language, and was one of the creators
LINUS TORVALDS (LINUX KERNEL CREATOR)
He is the founder and coordinator of Linux, the Unix-like operating system that is beginning to revolutionize the computer industry and possibly much else as well.
DENNIS RITCHIE (C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE CREATOR)
Dennis creates the C programming language. The C programming language and its descendants continue to be used to write the software that makes digital devices and networks work while UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems run on a vast range of computing systems.
JACK DORSEY (TWITTER CREATOR)
He is known as a co-founder and CEO of Twitter and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company. And also founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.
RUCHI SANGHVI (FB’S FIRST FEMALE ENGINEER)
DREW HOUSTON (DROPBOX CREATOR)
He is an American Internet entrepreneur who is best known for being the founder and CEO of Dropbox.
MARK ZUCKERBERG (FB CREATOR)
He is the chairman, chief executive, and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook. Also, he is a computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
JOHN CARMACK (CO-FOUNDER ID SOFTWARE)
He is a game programmer, aerospace, and the reality engineer. He co-founded Id Software. He also founded Armadillo Aerospace.
LARRY WALL (PERL LANGUAGE)
He is the author of the
rn Usenet client and the widely used program
patch. Wall Larry developed the Perl interpreter and language while working for System Development Corporation, which later became part of Unisys. He is the author of Perl Programming.
YUKIHIRO MATSUMOTO (RUBY INTERPRETER)
He is a computer scientist and designer of the Ruby programming language and its reference implementation, Matz’s Ruby Interpreter.
PHIL KATZ (ZIP FORMAT)
He is firstly designed the thought of the file compression. So known as the co-creator of the Zip file format for data compression, and the author of PKZIP, a program for creating zip files that ran under DOS.
RASMUS LERDORF (PHP CREATOR)
PHP scripting language created by Rasmus Lerdorf. He authored the first two versions of the language. He participates in the development of later versions led by a group of developers including Jim Winstead, Stig Bakken, Shane Caraveo, Andi Gutmans, and Zeev Suraski.
NIKLAUS WIRTH (PASCAL CREATOR)
Niklaus Emil Wirth is a Swiss computer scientist. He has designed several programming languages, including Pascal, and pioneered several classic topics in software engineering.
JOHN MCCARTHY (LISP)
John McCarthy was an American computer scientist and cognitive scientist. He was one of the founders of the discipline of artificial intelligence and developed the Lisp programming language family.