2018 Fellow Awards

2018 Fellow Awards Logo

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 2018 Fellow Award Honorees

  • Dov Frohman-Bentchkowsky, for the invention of the first commercial erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM), which enabled rapid development of microprocessor-based systems.
  • Dame Stephanie Shirley, for a lifetime of entrepreneurship promoting the growth of the UK software industry and the advancement of women in computing.
  • Guido van Rossum, for the creation and evolution of the Python programming language and for leadership of its community.

2018 Fellow Award Ceremony


  • Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • 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.

General Information


2018 Sponsors

Headline Sponsor

Fellows Sponsor

Gala Sponsors

Film Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

  • Judy and Michael Bruner
  • Donna Dubinsky and Len Shustek
  • William Harding
  • Gardner Hendrie and Karen Johansen
  • House Family Foundation
  • IBM
  • Stephen S. and Paula K. Smith