By: Syed Z.
Dennis Ritchie: The man inside your iPhone
Born:Dennis Ritchie was born on September 9, 1941 in Bronxville, New York.
He graduated from Harvard University in Physics and Applied Mathematics. He published a doctoral thesis on sub recursive hierarchies of functions.
He preferred procedural programming languages more than functional ones.
His Work at Bell Labs
Dennis Ritchie created the C programming language. Using this programming language, him and his partner, Ken Thompson, created UNIX, an OS that is simple yet it is both versatile and effective. Some other creations/accomplishments are, he wrote a compiler for ALTRAN, a programming language and system for symbolic calculations, and contributed to the Multics program.