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Pioneer in Compiler research and optimisation.
He co-founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates.
American computer programmer and one of the six original programmers of the ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer.
Babbage’s ‘Difference Engine’ was the Worlds first successful automatic calculator.
Developed the first High Level programming language, FORTRAN, in the 1950s.
Baer is considered "the Father of Video Games" due to his many contributions to games and the video game industry in the latter half of the 20th century.
One of the original programmers for the ENIAC computer.
Pioneer of the World Wide Web.
Hand taught British mathematician, logician and philosopher. He worked at Queen's College on differentiation and algebraic logic. He is best known as the author of Laws of Thought in which he lays out his rules of Boolean Algebra.
Wrote the first assembly language and designed the assembler and autocode for the first computer systems at Birkbeck College, University of London.
American computer scientist. She founded the Institute for Women and Technology and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
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One of the first African-American women to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics. Joined IBM in 1956 as a computer programmer, writing software programs for the IBM 650. At IBM's Aviation Space and Information division, Granville worked on various projects for NASA's Apollo space program.
British game developer, game designer, founder and CEO of Frontier Developments plc, co-creator of the Elite series, space trading computer games, first published in 1984.
Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she is the director of the Personal Robots Group (formerly the DRobotic Life Group) at the MIT Media Laboratory. She is best known for her work in robotics where she is recognized as a pioneer of social robotics and human–robot interaction.
Conceived and designed the first electronic spreadsheet, VISICALC, released in 1979.
Co-founder of Google.
Kimberly Bryant is an African American electrical engineer who worked in the biotechnology field at Genentech, Novartis Vaccines, Diagnostics, and Merck. In 2011, Bryant founded Black Girls Code, a training course that teaches basic programming concepts to black girls who are underrepresented in technology careers.
John D. Carmack is an American computer programmer, engineer, and businessman.
Father of the Internet, co-inventor of the TCP/IP stack and futurist.
Developed ‘Entity Relationship Modelling’ for relational database design.