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Nikos Roussos

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Nikos Roussos
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Nikos Roussos is an open-source engineer and digital human rights activist. He is at the board of Libre Space Foundation and a core contributor to the SatNOGS (Satellite Networked Open Ground Station) project.

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Ralf Burger

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Ralf Burger is the author of the book "Computer Viruses: A High-Tech Disease". He presented the Virdem (first file virus for the DOS operating system which he created) model of programs at a meeting of the underground Chaos Computer Club in Germany in 1986. The Virdem model represented the first programs that could replicate themselves via addition of their code to executable DOS files in COM format. Burger is quoted as saying about viruses that "used properly may bring about a new generation of self-modifying computer operating systems".

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Matz, Yukihiro Matsumoto

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Yukihiro Matsumoto
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Yukihiro Matsumoto a.k.a Matz is a Japanese computer scientist and software programmer best known as the chief designer of the Ruby programming language and its reference implementation, Matz's Ruby Interpreter (MRI).

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Konrad Zuse

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Konrad Zuse
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was a German civil engineer, inventor and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the world's first programmable computer; the functional program-controlled Turing-complete Z3 became operational in May 1941. Thanks to this machine and its predecessors, Zuse has often been regarded as the inventor of the modern computer.

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Steve Russell
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Steve Russell is a programmer and computer scientist most famous for leading team of programmers that created the first computer video game, Spacewar, while studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The game was conceived in 1961 and released in 1962. It took Steve and his team about 200 man-hours to write the first version, which was developed on a DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) PDP-1 minicomputer.

Steve also wrote the first two implementations of Lisp for the IBM 704 after having a class about the (until then) theoretical language. He invented the continuation to solve a problem for one of the users of his Lisp implementation.

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Stephen Wolfram

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Stephen Wolfram
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Stephen Wolfram was born on August 29, 1959 in London, England, UK. He is a British scientist who is known worldwide as the creator of Mathematica (a widespread computational software) and Wolfram Alpha (a knowledge engine).

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