Steve Bourne created the Bourne shell (sh) and other Unix tools as a researcher at Bell Labs. The Bourne shell became Unix’s default shell in Version 7 Unix (replacing the original shell written by Ken Thompson) and introduced the concept of “shell scripting” by adding programming capabilities to the command-line interpreter.
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Lou Montulli is a computer programmer best known for his work on web browsers. Montulli created the browser cookie, which provides a way for websites to identify users across visits. He is also the author of Lynx — a text web browser that preceded the graphical browsers in use today. Montulli is widely credited as being the instigator behind one of the web’s first “easter eggs”: the blink element — a secret HTML tag that would cause text in web pages to “blink” on and off.
Jeff Dean is a computer scientist and programmer. Dean was one of the first software engineers hired by Google where he co-created several open source projects including Protocol Buffers, the LevelDB data store, as well as TensorFlow — a machine learning software widely used to develop artificial Intelligence (AI) applications. Dean also co-created the MapReduce programming model (which paved the way for “big data” processing systems like Hadoop) as well as the BigTable data store which is widely credited with inspiring the NoSQL database software movement.
Steve Johnson is a computer scientist best known for his creation of Yacc — a Unix utility that made it possible to create domain specific programming languages. While working at Bell Labs, he also authored several other Unix utilities including Lint, spell and the Portable C Compiler — one of the earliest compilers for the C programming language.
Katherine Maher is the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation — the non-profit organization that operates the free and open encyclopedia: Wikipedia. In addition, Maher is a noted foreign policy expert specializing in technology’s impact on human rights, democracy, and international development.
Jessie Frazelle is a software engineer best known for her work on container systems which makes it easier to run a software program on different computers. Frazelle was a core maintainer of the Docker container project and is also a contributor to Kubernetes, the Go programming language, as well as other open source projects.