Watched a show about Ada Lovelace today, and I thought about all the great names we should remember better. It would be so cool to have posters of these. I am just including dead ones. It feels kinda creepy to have living heroes.
- Ada Lovelace (why do great mathematicians die young?)
- Alan Turing (of course)
- Edger Dijkstra (pioneered software and computer science as a discipline)
- Grace Murray Hopper (championing accessible program writing)
- Kristen Nygaard (as far as I know, he was one of the first people to be concerned about the impact of computing upon society)