Tim Berners – Lee
DOB : Jan 11th, 1984
Founder of wordpress (2005).
2005 : Founded Automatic
WordPress receives 90 millions visits monthly.
Turned down 200 million dollars to sell his company.
DOB : March 26th, 1973
Co-Founded Google, along with Sergey Brin
Developed the Pagerank Algorithim
24th Richest person in the world. Personal wealth 17.5 billion.
Ranked 5th most powerful person in world by Forbes
DOB: Dec 28th
Creator of Linux OS(1991)
Linux Kernal – heart of Linux OS and is Open Source.
Linux is primarily a server platform but desktop and office use is on the rise.
Numerous versions of OS’s have been realeased based on the Linux kernel source code
Net Worth : App. 20 Million
DOB: September 9th, 1941
Creator of C programming language and key developer of UNIX OS (1969).
UNIX and C language was the tipping point for users to switch from large computers to mini desktops.
Was the Head of Lucent technology and retired in 2007.
DOB : Nov 22nd
Creator of PHP programming (1995)
PHP runs over 34% of websites online.
Employed as an Infrastructure Architect until 2009.
He is currently employed at webpay.com to develop their API.
DOB : May 19th , 1955
Creator of Java programming Language (1994).
1984 – 2010 Gosling was employed by Sun Microsystems.
Created the original design design of Java and implemented its original complier and virtual machine.
Elected into the United States National Academy of Engineering and made Officer of the order of Canada.
DOB : 1975
Author of P2P BitTorrent Protocol
Designed BitTorrent to download files from many different sources –speeding up download time.
Collected free pornography to lure testers for BitTorrent
Co-Founder of CodeCon – annual conference for hackers.
DOB : Dec 6th, 1952
Founder of Craigslist(1995)
Started Craigslist as an email thread for events going on in San Francisco
Craigslist receives 20 billion page views per month
Craigslist annual revenue ws 150 million in 2007.
Ebay.com owns 25% of Craigslist