2019 Fellow Award Honorees
Creator of Java programming language James Gosling, NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, distributed systems researcher Leslie Lamport, and French internet pioneer Louis Pouzin, to be honored at CHM's Fellow Awards gala ceremony for their contributions to the technologies that have shaped our world.
The CHM Fellow Awards is the Museum’s annual celebration of pioneering technologists and thinkers from across the computing world. Past Fellows represent the diverse ways people have contributed to computing. They include software pioneers like Frances Allen and Bjarne Stroustrup; hardware designers like Gordon Moore and Steve Wozniak; business leaders like Ken Olsen and Evelyn Berezin; and internet pioneers like Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Vint Cerf, among many others. This inspiring program, begun in 1987, is supported by collecting, education, research and media outreach, which preserves in perpetuity the seminal work of each Fellow in a rich, publicly accessible archive. This year’s Fellow Awards – presented by headline sponsor Accenture will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2018, at CHM.READ MORE
The World Wide Web Turns 30!
Thirty years ago this month, physicist turned programmer Tim Berners-Lee first proposed what became the World Wide Web. A few months later he resubmitted the proposal with his colleague Robert Cailliau. Today the web is living up to its ambitious name, serving over four billion people with more to come.
Meeting Whirlwind’s Joe Thompson
The photograph was dated 1950, a date when a now unimaginably small number of humans had ever beheld a computer, no less touched one, and when unabashed racism and discrimination was endemic on the American scene. Who was the young African-American man who nevertheless sat at the controls of this storied machine? What was his name? What was his story?
Venturing Forth: The Exponential Center Launches a Venture Capital Initiative
The Exponential Center at the Computer History Museum is leading an ambitious program to capture and share the untold stories of pioneering venture capitalists and their partnerships with disruptors and innovators that extend from idea to IPO and beyond. The companies they have created have led to new industries and jobs, generated tremendous wealth, and changed the way we live.
Hacking Our Security: Digital Resilience for the Next Cyber Threat
Ray Rothrock, chairman and CEO of cybersecurity analytics firm RedSeal and national security expert and Brunswick Partner Siobhan Gorman discussed Rothrock’s timely new book, Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat?