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  1. Steve Wozniak

    Steve Wozniak


    Stephen (or Stephan) Gary "Steve" Wozniak (born August 11, 1950), known as "Woz", is an American inventor, electronics engineer, and computer programmer who co-founded Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. Wozniak single-handedly designed both the Apple I and Apple II computers in the late 1970s. These computers contributed significantly to the microcomputer revolution.

  2. Trinity



    Trinity is a fictional character in The Matrix franchise. She is portrayed by Carrie-Anne Moss in the films. In the gameplay segments of Path of Neo, she is voiced by Jennifer Hale. Trinity first appears in the original Matrix film and she becomes Neo's lover part-way through the trilogy.

  3. Sam Houser

    Sam Houser


    Sam Houser (born 1971) is an English American video game producer and developer. He is the co-founder and president of Rockstar Games and one of the creative driving forces behind the games in the Grand Theft Auto franchise, being producer since the third game. He is responsible for taking GTA into the 3D-environment era, creating realistic cities under fully 3D-engines and turning the series into huge profits during video gaming's sixth-generation era.

  4. Jack Dorsey

    Jack Dorsey


    Jack Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American programmer and businessman widely known as a co-founder of Twitter, and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company. In 2008, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. For 2012, The Wall Street Journal gave him the "Innovator of the Year Award" for technology.

  5. Arfa Karim

    Arfa Karim


    Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa (Urdu: ارفع کریم رندھاوا‎, 2 February 1995 – 14 January 2012) was a Pakistani student and computer prodigy who, in 2004 at the age of nine, became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). She kept the title until 2008. Arfa represented Pakistan on various international forums including the TechEd Developers Conference. She also received the President's Award for Pride of Performance. A science park in Lahore, the Arfa Software Technology Park, was named after her. She was invited by Bill Gates to visit Microsoft Headquarters in the U.S.

  6. Morpheus



    Morpheus ˈmɔrfiəs is a fictional character in The Matrix franchise. He is portrayed by Laurence Fishburne in the films, and in The Matrix: Path of Neo where he was the only actor to reprise his character's voice.

  7. Young Thomas Anderson at 12

    Young Thomas Anderson at 12


    Neo (previously known as Thomas A. Anderson, also known as The One) is a fictional character in The Matrix franchise. He was portrayed by Keanu Reeves in The Matrix Trilogy, as well as having a cameo in The Animatrix short film Kid's Story. Andrew Bowen provided Neo's voice in The Matrix: Path of Neo. In 2008, Neo was selected by Empire as the 16th Greatest Movie Character of All Time. Neo is also an anagram of "o n e" a reference to his destiny of being The One who would bring peace.

  8. Shawn Fanning

    Shawn Fanning


    Shawn Fanning (born November 22, 1980) is an American computer programmer, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor. He developed Napster, one of the first popular peer-to-peer ("P2P") file sharing platforms, in 1998. The popularity of Napster was widespread and Fanning was featured on the cover of Time magazine.

  9. Jackie Parker

    Jackie Parker


  10. Alex Baldwin

    Alex Baldwin


    Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an American actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television.

  11. Richard Stallman

    Richard Stallman


    Richard Matthew Stallman (born March 16, 1953), often known by his initials, rms, is a software freedom activist and computer programmer. He campaigns for software to be distributed in a manner such that its users receive the freedoms to use, study, distribute and modify that software. Software that ensures these freedoms (on receipt) is termed free software. He is best known for launching the GNU Project, founding the Free Software Foundation, developing the GNU Compiler Collection and GNU Emacs, and writing the GNU General Public License.

  12. Evil Dave

    Evil Dave


  13. Linus Torvalds

    Linus Torvalds


    Linus Benedict Torvalds (ˈlnəsˈtɔrvɔːldz; born December 28, 1969) is a Finnish American software engineer, who was the principal force behind the development of the Linux kernel that became the most popular kernel for operating systems. He later became the chief architect of the Linux kernel and now acts as the project's coordinator. He also created the revision control system Git. He was honored, along with Shinya Yamanaka, with the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize by the Technology Academy Finland "in recognition of his creation of a new open source operating system for computers leading to the widely used Linux kernel". He is also the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Award.

  14. Gary Kildall

    Gary Kildall


    Gary Arlen Kildall (May 19, 1942 – July 11, 1994) was an American computer scientist and microcomputer entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system and founded Digital Research, Inc. (DRI). Kildall was one of the first people to see microprocessors as fully capable computers rather than equipment controllers and to organize a company around this concept. He also co-hosted the PBS TV show The Computer Chronicles. Although his career in computing spanned more than two decades, he is mainly remembered in connection with IBM's unsuccessful attempt in 1980 to license CP/M for the IBM PC.

  15. Elaine Nowak

    Elaine Nowak


  16. Geir Ivarsøy

    Geir Ivarsøy


    Geir Ivarsøy (June 27, 1957 – March 9, 2006) was the lead programmer at Opera Software. He and Jon von Tetzchner were part of a research group at the Norwegian state phone company (now known as Telenor) where they developed browsing software called MultiTorg Opera. The project was abandoned by Telenor, but in 1995 Geir and Jon obtained the rights to the software, formed a company of their own, and continued working on it.

  17. Michael Birch (businessman)

    Michael Birch (businessman)


    Michael Birch (born 7 July 1970) is an English computer programmer and entrepreneur.

  18. Daniel Kottke

    Daniel Kottke


    Daniel Kottke (born April 4, 1954) is an American computer engineer and one of the earliest employees of Apple Inc.

  19. Leonard Adleman

    Leonard Adleman


    Leonard Max Adleman (born December 31, 1945) is an American theoretical computer scientist and professor of computer science and molecular biology at the University of Southern California. He is known for being a co-inventor of the RSA (Rivest–Shamir–Adleman) cryptosystem in 1977, and of DNA computing. RSA is in widespread use in security applications, including https.

  20. Greg Skibiski

    Greg Skibiski


    Gregory Roman Skibiski (born 1973), is an American entrepreneur. Skibiski is the founder and former Chairman & CEO of Sense Networks, a New York City based company focused on analyzing big data from mobile phones and carrier networks. Skibiski is named lead inventor on three patent applications for analyzing emerging sensor data streams from mobile phones, culminating in the Macrosense, Citysense [2], and Cabsense [3] products.

  21. Erik Naggum

    Erik Naggum


    Erik Naggum (June 13, 1965 – June 17, 2009) was a Norwegian computer programmer recognized for his work in the fields of SGML, Emacs and Lisp. Since the early 1990s he was also a provocative participant on various Usenet discussion groups.

  22. Dave Cutler

    Dave Cutler


    Dave Cutler (born October 17, 1945) is a former all-star place kicker with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Cutler is considered by many to be one of the best field goal kickers in CFL history.

  23. Nicola Salmoria

    Nicola Salmoria


    Nicola Salmoria is an Italian software developer. He is the original developer of MAME, an emulator application designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems in software. In December 2002, he graduated from the University of Siena with a laurea in mathematics, with a thesis written about MAME.

  24. Ian Murdock

    Ian Murdock


    Ian Murdock (born 28 April 1973) is an American software engineer, known for being the founder of the Debian project and Progeny Linux Systems, a commercial Linux company.

  25. Biz Stone

    Biz Stone


    Christopher Isaac "Biz" Stone (born March 10, 1974) is a co-founder of Twitter, Inc and also helped to create and launch Xanga, Odeo, The Obvious Corporation and Medium. In 2012, Stone co-founded a start-up called Jelly Industries where he serves as CEO. The release of the Jelly app, a Q&A platform that relies on images, was officially announced in January 2014.

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