2019 Fellow Awards

2019 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 2019 Fellow Award Honorees

  • James Gosling: for the conception, design, and implementation of the Java programming language.
  • Katherine Johnson: for her exceptional calculations during the US space programs that brought the first humans to the Moon.
  • Leslie Lamport: for his contributions to the analysis and design of distributed computer systems, and for the initial creation of the LaTeX document production system.
  • Louis Pouzin: for the pioneering design and implementation of packet communication networks that led the way to the internet.

2019 Fellow Award Ceremony


  • Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • 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


2019 Sponsors

Headline Sponsor

Gala Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

  • Donna Dubinsky and Len Shustek
  • Chris and Irma Fralic
  • Paul R. and Judith Gray
  • William Harding
  • Gardner Hendrie and Karen Johansen
  • IBM