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7 most influential computer programmers of all time

    • 7 posts
    November 26, 2022 5:18 AM EST

    Programmers are some of the hardest working and most influential people. While everybody uses software products and platforms, programmers rarely get to see the spotlight in the same way as famous celebrities and CEOs. Here is the list of the topmost influential programmers who have changed the tech landscape.

    Larry Page
    Google co-founder, Larry Page is known for inventing the search engine along with Sergey Brin. He created the innovative PageRank search engine algorithm that created the foundation of Google Search.


    Bill Gates
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is considered as one of the smartest computer programmers. He revolutionised the software and computing world with Microsoft. Gates continues to invest billions of dollars in solving the world's most challenging issues through his philanthropic arm.

    Mark Zuckerberg
    Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg changed the way people interacted on the internet and maintained friendships. Facebook has connected billions of people together regardless of geographic distance.

    Ken Thompson
    Thompson is one of the pioneers of computer science. He implemented the original UNIX operating system, which powers various smartphones, military systems, operating systems, and benign networks. He re-wrote the UNIX into C programming along with Dennis Ritchie in 1973.

    Linus Torvalds
    The list is incomplete without mentioning the father of Linux. Linus Torvalds is the creator of Linux kernel, which became the backbone of Linux OS, Chrome, and Android. He also created the version controlling system Git.

    Ada Lovelace
    The English mathematician is the world's first computer programmer. She recognised the analytical engine which can be built for purposes beyond just number crunching. Lovelace examined how technology can be related to human and society. Born in 1815, Lovelace was much ahead of her time.

    Alan Turing
    The computer scientist, mathematician, and logician, Alan Turing is the creator of the Turing machine, which simulates computer algorithms. The machine played a vital role in deciphering codes used during World War II. Alan Turing is considered the hero of World War II and the father of modern-day computing.

    • 8 posts
    November 28, 2022 5:50 PM EST

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