2017 Fellow Awards

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Since 1987, the Computer History Museum Fellow Awards have honored distinguished technology leaders who have forever changed the world with their accomplishments. This prestigious award recognizes each Fellow’s role in the advancement of computing history, as well as the impact of their contributions. The Fellows have truly bettered our lives and our society. The Computer History Museum is proud to have a part in highlighting and preserving the stories of these esteemed technology heroes for future generations.

The 2017 Fellow Award Honorees

  • Alan Cooper, for his invention of the visual development environment in Visual BASIC, and for his pioneering work in establishing the field of interaction design and its fundamental tools.
  • Margaret Hamilton, for her leadership and work on software for DOD and NASA's Apollo space missions and for fundamental contributions to software engineering.
  • Cleve Moler, for his creation and development of the MATLAB numerical computing environment and programming language.
  • Larry Roberts, for his contributions to human and machine communications and for his role in the development of the ARPANET and the X.25 protocol.

2017 Fellow Award Ceremony


  • Friday, April 28, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - Hosted Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00 PM - Fellow Awards Ceremony and Dinner
  • 9:00 PM - Cordials and Cigars, Coffee and Dessert


  • Computer History Museum
  • 1401 N Shoreline Blvd
  • Mountain View, California
  • Directions

Dress Code

  • Black tie optional


  • CEOs and other high-level executives, venture capitalists, luminaries, pioneers, academicians, influential media, past Fellows and other esteemed supporters of computing history and the Museum.

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2017 Sponsors

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