Respected Software Engineers


Aaron Swartz

At the age of fourteen, he helped to develop the RSS. At fifteen, he e-mailed one of the leading theorists of Internet law, Lawrence Lessig, and helped to write the code for Lessig’s Creative Commons, which, by writing alternatives to standard copyright licenses, allows people to share their work more freely. At nineteen, he was a developer of Reddit. He spoke often at technology conferences and activist gatherings, and was admired in both those worlds. He wanted to make huge amounts of information freely available to the public. Aaron Swartz hanged himself in his apartment in Brooklyn on January 11, 2013. He was twenty-six.

Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.

Adam D’Angelo

Chief executive officer and co-founder of Quora. He was chief technology officer of Facebook. He left Facebook in 2008. Born in 1984.

I felt I could make a bigger impact on the world by starting something new rather than just continuing to optimize Facebook.”

Alan Kay

Born in 1940. He is an American computer scientist.The author of Smalltalk. Worked at Apple, Disney, Xerox, HP. A powerful idea about ideas

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Turing

He was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and theoretical biologist. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.

A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.

Alain Colmerauer

Born in 1941. Alain Colmerauer is the creator of the logic programming language Prolog.

Alex Stepanov

He is the primary designer and implementer of the C++ Standard Template Library. Alexander Stepanov is an advocate of what is known as generic programming.

Putting it simply. STL is the result of a bacterial infection.

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