List of famous computer engineers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Computer engineers are responsible for designing, developing, implementing and testing computer-based hardware and software. Computer engineering refers to the study that integrates electronic engineering with computer sciences to design and develop computer systems and other technological devices. Computer engineers specializing in software need to be fluent in a variety of programming languages, like Java and C++. Computer engineers are also suited for robotics research, which relies heavily on using digital systems to control and monitor electrical systems like motors, communications, and sensors. A computer engineer may also be responsible for constructing and managing an organization's computer system and supplying technical support. A computer engineer typically works in an office or laboratory environment as part of a team and enjoys a traditional work schedule. Since even the smallest businesses rely on some type of computer system for their daily tasks, computer engineers are known to work all over the map in both the private and public sectors. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous computer engineers from all over the world.

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Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
(American)
Ed BoonEd Boon
(American)
Gary GygaxGary Gygax
(American)

Sid MeierSid Meier
(Canadian,American)
George HotzGeorge Hotz
(American)
Jade RaymondJade Raymond
(Canadian)

John CarmackJohn Carmack
(American)
Brendan EichBrendan Eich
(American)
Peter MolyneuxPeter Molyneux
(British)

Shawn FanningShawn Fanning
(American)
Richard GarriottRichard Garriott
(American)
Demis HassabisDemis Hassabis
(British)

Jonathan BlowJonathan Blow
(American)
Tim SchaferTim Schafer
(American)
Amit SinghalAmit Singhal
(American)

Ward CunninghamWard Cunningham
(American)
Paul BuchheitPaul Buchheit
(American)
Marie ForleoMarie Forleo
(American)

Hans ReiserHans Reiser
(American)
Jacob AppelbaumJacob Appelbaum
(American)
Eric S. RaymondEric S. Raymond
(American)

Edmund McMillenEdmund McMillen
(American)
Dave ArnesonDave Arneson
(American)
Joel SpolskyJoel Spolsky
(American)

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Chris MetzenChris Metzen
(American)
Ze FrankZe Frank
(American)
Roberta WilliamsRoberta Williams
(American)

Jonathan IveJonathan Ive
(British)
Ian MurdockIan Murdock
(American)
Larry WallLarry Wall
(American)

Dave WinerDave Winer
(American)
Tom HallTom Hall
(American)
Peter NortonPeter Norton
(American)

Milton BradleyMilton Bradley
(American)
Ben SwannBen Swann
(American)
Peiter ZatkoPeiter Zatko
(American)

Jamie ZawinskiJamie Zawinski
(American)
Chris SawyerChris Sawyer
(Scottish)
Patrice DésiletsPatrice Désilets
(Canadian)

Andrew CoyneAndrew Coyne
(Canadian)
Jordan MechnerJordan Mechner
(American)
Fabrice BellardFabrice Bellard
(French)

Tim PatersonTim Paterson
(American)
Bram CohenBram Cohen
(American)
Krishna BharatKrishna Bharat
(American)

Jeff MinterJeff Minter
(British)
Andrew GowerAndrew Gower
(British)
Charles DarrowCharles Darrow
(American)

Fredrik NeijFredrik Neij
(Swedish)
Bill AtkinsonBill Atkinson
(American)
Sandy PetersenSandy Petersen
(American)

John ResigJohn Resig
(American)
Ian LivingstoneIan Livingstone
(British)
Betty HolbertonBetty Holberton
(American)

Josh SawyerJosh Sawyer
(American)
Greg Kroah-HartmanGreg Kroah-Hartman
(American)
Scott GuthrieScott Guthrie
(American)

Theo de RaadtTheo de Raadt
(Canadian,South African)
Phil KatzPhil Katz
(American)
Brian BehlendorfBrian Behlendorf
(American)

Alan CooperAlan Cooper
(American)
Blake RossBlake Ross
(American)
Jace HallJace Hall
(American)

Andy GavinAndy Gavin
(American)
Michael AbrashMichael Abrash
(American)
Dan BricklinDan Bricklin
(American)

David BrabenDavid Braben
(British)
Jenova ChenJenova Chen
Xeni JardinXeni Jardin
(American)

Alistair CockburnAlistair Cockburn
(American)
Robert ScobleRobert Scoble
(American)
Rob PardoRob Pardo
(American)

Monte CookMonte Cook
(American)
Con KolivasCon Kolivas
(Australian)
Edward YourdonEdward Yourdon
(American)

Mark RosewaterMark Rosewater
(American)
Bradley M. KuhnBradley M. Kuhn
(American)
David JayDavid Jay
(American)