Top Five Computing Pioneers

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)

 

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Johannes is Principal Software Engineer in SopraSteria. In his spare time he likes to coach teams and developers on better coding, collaboration, planning and product understanding.
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