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NAME OCCUPATION SUMMARY BORN DIED  
Michael Abrash Computer Programmer Graphics Programming Black Book ? TBD ADD
Scott Adams Computer Programmer Adventureland 1954 TBD ADD
Marc Andreessen Computer Programmer Co-Founder of Netscape 26-Apr-1971 TBD ADD
Bill Atkinson Computer Programmer Creator of HyperCard, QuickDraw, MacPaint 1951 TBD ADD
Ed Averett Computer Programmer Prolific Odyssey 2 game programmer ? TBD ADD
John Backus Computer Programmer Inventor of BNF, led FORTRAN team 03-Dec-1924 17-Mar-2007 DEAD
Richard A. Bartle Computer Programmer MUD 10-Jan-1960 TBD ADD
Brian Behlendorf Computer Programmer Author of Apache web server 30-Mar-1973 TBD ADD
Tim Berners-Lee Computer Programmer Inventor of the World Wide Web 08-Jun-1955 TBD ADD
Daniel J. Bernstein Computer Programmer Bernstein v. United States 29-Oct-1971 TBD ADD
Danielle Berry Computer Programmer Transsexual designer of M.U.L.E. 19-Feb-1949 03-Jul-1998 DEAD
Marc Blank Computer Programmer Programmer behind Zork 1954 TBD ADD
James Blinn Computer Programmer 3D computer imaging pioneer 1948 TBD ADD
Grady Booch Computer Programmer Unified Modeling Language 27-Feb-1955 TBD ADD
Anita Borg Computer Programmer Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology 17-Jan-1949 06-Apr-2003 DEAD
Steve Bourne Computer Programmer /bin/sh ? TBD ADD
Tim Bray Computer Programmer Co-Inventor of XML 21-Jun-1955 TBD ADD
Fred Brooks Computer Programmer Father of the IBM System 360 19-Apr-1931 TBD ADD
Bill Budge Computer Programmer Programmed Raster Blaster 1954 TBD ADD
Vitalik Buterin Computer Programmer Co-Founder of Ethereum 31-Jan-1994 TBD ADD
Orkut Buyukkokten Computer Programmer Designed Google's Orkut social network 06-Feb-1976 TBD ADD
Steve Capps Computer Programmer Apple Newton, SoundEdit ? TBD ADD
John Carmack Computer Programmer Lead programmer of Doom, Quake 20-Aug-1970 TBD ADD
Steve Cartwright Computer Programmer Barnstorming, Seaquest, Frostbite 1955 TBD ADD
Bram Cohen Computer Programmer Creator of BitTorrent 12-Oct-1975 TBD ADD
Alan Cox Computer Programmer Linux kernel developer 22-Jul-1968 TBD ADD
David Crane Computer Programmer Pitfall!, Freeway 1954 TBD ADD
Chris Crawford Computer Programmer Balance of Power 1950 TBD ADD
Ward Cunningham Computer Programmer Wiki inventor 26-May-1949 TBD ADD
Dave Cutler Computer Programmer Father of Windows NT 13-Mar-1942 TBD ADD
Don Daglow Computer Programmer Utopia for the Intellivision 1953 TBD ADD
Theo de Raadt Computer Programmer Developer of OpenBSD operating system 19-May-1968 TBD ADD
Edsger Dijkstra Computer Programmer Enemy of the goto statement 11-May-1930 06-Aug-2002 DEAD
Bruce Eckel Computer Programmer Thinking in Java 08-Jul-1957 TBD ADD
John Presper Eckert Computer Programmer ENIAC, BINAC, and UNIVAC I computers 09-Apr-1919 03-Jun-1995 DEAD
Brendan Eich Computer Programmer Inventor of JavaScript 1961 TBD ADD
Taher Elgamal Computer Programmer Inventor of the Elgamal crypto algorithm 18-Aug-1955 TBD ADD
Jim Ellis Computer Programmer Usenet co-creator 1956 28-Jun-2001 DEAD
Doug Engelbart Computer Programmer Pioneer of human-computer interaction 30-Jan-1925 02-Jul-2013 DEAD
Shawn Fanning Computer Programmer Founded the Napster mp3 free-for-all 22-Nov-1980 TBD ADD
Dan Farmer Computer Programmer Cowrote SATAN security auditing tool 05-Apr-1962 TBD ADD
Ed Felten Computer Programmer Broke SDMI 25-Mar-1963 TBD ADD
Brad Fitzpatrick Computer Programmer Creator of Livejournal 05-Feb-1980 TBD ADD
Chuck Forsberg Computer Programmer Creator of ZMODEM 06-May-1944 24-Sep-2015 DEAD
Martin Fowler Computer Programmer Manifesto For Agile Software Development ? TBD ADD
Bob Frankston Computer Programmer Programmer of Visicalc 14-Jun-1949 TBD ADD
Tod Frye Computer Programmer Ported Pac-Man to the Atari 2600 1955 TBD ADD
Rob Fulop Computer Programmer Demon Attack, Cosmic Ark 1958 TBD ADD
Erich Gamma Computer Programmer Design Patterns 1961 TBD ADD
John Giannandrea Computer Programmer Chief Technology Officer at Tellme 1965 TBD ADD
Steve Gibson Computer Programmer Computer industry gadfly 1955 TBD ADD
Marc Goodman Computer Programmer The Bilestoad ? TBD ADD
Dan Gorlin Computer Programmer Choplifter 1956 TBD ADD
James Gosling Computer Programmer Creator of Java 19-May-1955 TBD ADD
Paul Graham Computer Programmer Y Combinator 13-Nov-1964 TBD ADD
Philip Greenspun Computer Programmer ArsDigita, Photo.net 28-Sep-1963 TBD ADD
Virgil Griffith Computer Programmer Author of WikiScanner 06-Mar-1983 TBD ADD
Scott Hassan Computer Programmer eGroups, Willow Garage 1970 TBD ADD
Andy Hertzfeld Computer Programmer Macintosh designer 06-Apr-1953 TBD ADD
Grace Murray Hopper Computer Programmer Computer programming pioneer 09-Dec-1906 01-Jan-1992 DEAD
Randall Hyde Computer Programmer Art of Assembly Language 1960 TBD ADD
Miguel de Icaza Computer Programmer Founder of Gnome project 1973 TBD ADD
Toru Iwatani Computer Programmer Created Pacman 25-Jan-1955 TBD ADD
Eugene Jarvis Computer Programmer Defender, Robotron, Smash TV 1955 TBD ADD
Tom Jennings Computer Programmer Author of FidoNet BBS protocols 1955 TBD ADD
Jon Johansen Computer Programmer Wrote the DeCSS program to decrypt DVDs 18-Nov-1983 TBD ADD
Bill Joy Computer Programmer BSD designer, C shell, vi, Java 08-Nov-1954 TBD ADD
Isamu Kaneko Computer Programmer Mr. 47, developed WinNY p2p program 1971 TBD ADD
Larry Kaplan Computer Programmer Kaboom! 1952 TBD ADD
Phil Karlton Computer Programmer Netscape Principal Curmudgeon 28-Feb-1947 20-Jun-1997 DEAD
Phil Katz Computer Programmer Creator of PKZIP 03-Nov-1962 14-Apr-2000 DEAD
Alan Kay Computer Programmer Father of Object-Oriented Programming 17-May-1940 TBD ADD
Brian Kernighan Computer Programmer The C Programming Language, awk 1942 TBD ADD
Garry Kitchen Computer Programmer Keystone Capers 18-Aug-1958 TBD ADD
Donald E. Knuth Computer Programmer The Art of Computer Programming 10-Jan-1938 TBD ADD
Kai Krause Computer Programmer Kai's Power Tools 1957 TBD ADD
Dave Lebling Computer Programmer Co-Founder of Infocom, helped write Zork 30-Oct-1949 TBD ADD
Rasmus Lerdorf Computer Programmer Creator of PHP programming language 22-Nov-1968 TBD ADD
Ladar Levison Computer Programmer Founder of Lavabit 1979 TBD ADD
Lord British Computer Programmer Ultima series creator 04-Jul-1961 TBD ADD
Steve Maguire Computer Programmer Writing Solid Code ? TBD ADD
Khaled Mardam-Bey Computer Programmer Creator of mIRC 16-Mar-1968 TBD ADD
Yukihiro Matsumoto Computer Programmer Creator of Ruby programming language 14-Apr-1965 TBD ADD
John McCarthy Computer Programmer Created LISP programming language 04-Sep-1927 24-Oct-2011 DEAD
Steve McConnell Computer Programmer Author of Code Complete 1963 TBD ADD
Roland McGrath Computer Programmer Founder, GNU C Library 1972 TBD ADD
Sid Meier Computer Programmer Father of Computer Gaming 1954 TBD ADD
Steve Meretzky Computer Programmer Leather Goddesses of Phobos 01-May-1957 TBD ADD
Alan Miller Computer Programmer Robot Tank, Surround ? TBD ADD
Lou Montulli Computer Programmer Invented BLINK tag, wrote Lynx browser 1971 TBD ADD
Charles H. Moore Computer Programmer Forth programming language 1938 TBD ADD
moot Computer Programmer Founder of 4chan 1988 TBD ADD
Robert Morris, Jr. Computer Programmer Author of 1988 Huge Internet Worm 08-Nov-1965 TBD ADD
Mike Muuss Computer Programmer Ping 16-Oct-1958 20-Nov-2000 DEAD
Graham Nelson Computer Programmer Created Inform programming language 1968 TBD ADD
Ted Nelson Computer Programmer Hypertext pioneer, Xanadu 17-Jun-1937 TBD ADD
Craig Newmark Computer Programmer Founder, Craigslist 02-Dec-1952 TBD ADD
Peter Norton Computer Programmer Retired computer utilities programmer 14-Nov-1943 TBD ADD
Ray Ozzie Computer Programmer Microsoft Chief Software Architect, 2006-10 20-Nov-1955 TBD ADD
Alexey Pajitnov Computer Programmer Helped invent Tetris 1956 TBD ADD
Seymour Papert Computer Programmer Programming language LOGO 29-Feb-1928 31-Jul-2016 DEAD
Tom Paquin Computer Programmer Netscape Fellow ? TBD ADD
Charles Petzold Computer Programmer Windows programming guru 02-Feb-1953 TBD ADD
Marcus Ranum Computer Programmer Tenable Network Security 05-Nov-1962 TBD ADD
Jef Raskin Computer Programmer Designed Macintosh human interface 09-Mar-1943 26-Feb-2005 DEAD
Eric S. Raymond Computer Programmer The New Hacker's Dictionary 04-Dec-1957 TBD ADD
Hans Reiser Computer Programmer ReiserFS 19-Dec-1963 TBD ADD
Dennis Ritchie Computer Programmer Co-Creator of UNIX 09-Sep-1941 12-Oct-2011 DEAD
Ron Rivest Computer Programmer The R in RSA 1947 TBD ADD
Warren Robinett Computer Programmer Atari 2600 game Adventure 1951 TBD ADD
John Romero Computer Programmer Doom, Quake, Daikatana 28-Oct-1967 TBD ADD
Aviel Rubin Computer Programmer Computer security expert at Johns Hopkins 08-Nov-1967 TBD ADD
Mark Russinovich Computer Programmer Microsoft Windows Internals 1966 TBD ADD
Hironobu Sakaguchi Computer Programmer Created Final Fantasy videogame series 14-Nov-1962 TBD ADD
Bruce Schneier Computer Programmer Applied Cryptography 15-Jan-1964 TBD ADD
Robert Sedgewick Computer Programmer Algorithms 1946 TBD ADD
Carol Shaw Computer Programmer River Raid ? TBD ADD
Bruce Shelley Computer Programmer Created computer game Age of Empires ? TBD ADD
Wil Shipley Computer Programmer The Omni Group, Delicious Monster 16-Oct-1969 TBD ADD
Charles Simonyi Computer Programmer Hungarian notation 10-Sep-1948 TBD ADD
Rich Skrenta Computer Programmer First PC virus, Elk Cloner 1967 TBD ADD
Gene Spafford Computer Programmer Spaf 1957 TBD ADD
Mark Spencer Computer Programmer Creator of Asterisk 08-Apr-1977 TBD ADD
Richard Stallman Computer Programmer Founder, GNU software project 16-Mar-1953 TBD ADD
Bjarne Stroustrup Computer Programmer Inventor of C programming language 1950 TBD ADD
Aaron Swartz Computer Programmer Co-Inventor of RSS 08-Nov-1986 11-Jan-2013 DEAD
Kevin Systrom Computer Programmer Instagram 21-Sep-1984 TBD ADD
Andrew Tanenbaum Computer Programmer Creator of Minix 16-Mar-1944 TBD ADD
Brad Templeton Computer Programmer Chairman, Electronic Frontier Foundation 20-Apr-1960 TBD ADD
Andrey Ternovskiy Computer Programmer Chatroulette 1992 TBD ADD
Ken Thompson Computer Programmer Co-creator of UNIX 04-Feb-1943 TBD ADD
Peter Tippett Computer Programmer Antivirus software pioneer 1953 TBD ADD
Linus Torvalds Computer Programmer Created the kernel for the GNU/Linux OS 28-Dec-1969 TBD ADD
Roy Trubshaw Computer Programmer MUD ? TBD ADD
Guido van Rossum Computer Programmer Created Python programming language ? TBD ADD
Wietse Venema Computer Programmer SATAN, tcpwrappers, postfix 1951 TBD ADD
John Vlissides Computer Programmer Author number 4 of the Gang of Four 02-Aug-1961 24-Nov-2005 DEAD
Larry Wall Computer Programmer Creator of Perl programming language 27-Sep-1954 TBD ADD
Silas Warner Computer Programmer Castle Wolfenstein 18-Aug-1949 26-Feb-2004 DEAD
John Warnock Computer Programmer Co-Founder of Adobe 06-Oct-1940 TBD ADD
Joseph Weizenbaum Computer Programmer ELIZA 08-Jan-1923 05-Mar-2008 DEAD
Bob Whitehead Computer Programmer Chopper Command, Stampede ? TBD ADD
Dave Winer Computer Programmer Co-Creator of RSS, Scripting News 02-May-1955 TBD ADD
Niklaus Wirth Computer Programmer Inventor of Pascal, Modula-2 15-Feb-1934 TBD ADD
Steve Wozniak Computer Programmer Co-Founder of Apple Computer 11-Aug-1950 TBD ADD
Will Wright Computer Programmer Created SimCity, The Sims 20-Jan-1960 TBD ADD
Jamie Zawinski Computer Programmer Netscape geek and SF club owner 03-Nov-1968 TBD ADD
Phil Zimmermann Computer Programmer Creator of PGP 12-Feb-1954 TBD ADD