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Dennis Ritchie

DENNIS RITCHIE

BIO: 6
Created C programming language
Created Unix operating system
Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie was an American computer scientist. He created the C programming language and, with long-time colleague Ken Thompson, the Unix operating system and B programming language. Ritchie and Thompson were awarded the Turing Award from the ACM in 1983, the Hamming Medal from the IEEE in 1990 and the National Medal of Technology from President Bill Clinton in 1999. Ritchie was the head of Lucent Technologies System Software Research Department when he retired in 2007. He was the 'R' in K&R C, and commonly known by his username dmr. Personal life and career Dennis Ritchie was born in Bronxville, New York. His father was Alistair E. Ritchie, a longtime Bell Labs scientist a ...
Grace Hopper

GRACE HOPPER

BIO: 5
Pioneer of computer programming
Development of COBOL
Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of the first linkers. She popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages, which led to the development of COBOL, an early high-level programming language still in use today. Known as the Grandmother of Computer Programming, Grace invented the first computer program compiler, turning human input into digital format, 1 and 0. She said her greatest accomplishment is all the young people she trained. From - famousscientists.org Grace Brewster Murray was b ...
Tim Berners-Lee

TIM BERNERS-LEE

BIO: 4
Inventor of the World Wide Web
Known as TimB
Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He is a Professorial Fellow of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology . Berners-Lee proposed an information management system on 12 March 1989, then implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol client and server via the internet in mid-November. Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium which oversees the continued development of the Web. He is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation and is a senior researcher and holder of ...
Steve Wozniak

STEVE WOZNIAK

BIO: 3
Co-Founder of Apple With Steve Jobs
Known as TimB
Stephen Gary Wozniak , also known by his nickname 'Woz', is an American electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur. In 1976, he co-founded Apple Inc., which later became the world's largest information technology company by revenue and the largest company in the world by market capitalization. Through their work at Apple in the 1970s and 1980s, he and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs are widely recognized as two prominent pioneers of the personal computer revolution. In 1975, Wozniak started developing the Apple I into the computer that launched Apple when he and Jobs first began marketing it the following year. He primarily designed the Apple II, introduced in ...
Bill Gates

BILL GATES

BIO: 2
Co-Founder of Microsoft Corporation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, software developer, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, chief executive officer, president and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs and pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Gates co-founded Microsoft with childhood friend Paul Allen in 1975, in Albuquerque, New Mexico; it went on to become the world's largest personal computer software company. Gates led the ...
Steve Jobs

STEVE JOBS

BIO: 1
Co-Founder of Apple Inc., Pixar, NeXT
Developed Mac, iPod, iPad,iPhone,iTunes
Steven Paul Jobs was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Apple Inc., the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar, and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, and put up for adoption. He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Reed College in 1972 before dropping out that same year, and ...
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