Leaders in Cyber & STEM

Where would we be without them?

Think about what just happened.

You clicked a button on your computer and somewhere far, far away a computer that none of us has ever seen retrieved a file, encrypted it, sent it across a global computer network, and delivered it to your computer or phone, which decrypted the message and rendered the content based on agreed-upon formatting markup. It all happened in the blink of an eye. That's all thanks to these guys.
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Alan Turing

  • 1912 - 1954
  • Mathematician & Computer Scientist
  • Cracked German ENIGMA Code in WWII
  • Turing laid the foundation for theoretical computer science including groundbreaking work in algorithms analysis and artificial intelligence
  • Typing squiggly words to prove you're a human is a type of "Turing test"
  • Turing committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple

Wikipedia, BBC, Turing.org

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Tim Berners-Lee

  • 1955 - Present
  • Computer Scientist
  • Invented the World Wide Web
  • Berners-Lee designed the protocols used to represent and transmit web pages and founded the organization that currently oversees the ongoing development of the web
  • Knighted in 2004
  • Telephone number (617)253-5702

Wired, Wikipedia, W3C

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Tom Anderson

  • 1970 - Present
  • Social Media Pioneer
  • Co-Founded MySpace, one of the seminal social media platforms of the 21st century
  • Web 2.0 dramatically changed the way cyberspace "worked," allowing bidirectional communication and interaction rather than simple publishing
  • Everyone who signed up for MySpace was assigned Tom as a friend
  • Talented photographer

Wikipedia, MySpace, Giphy

Neil Degrasse Tyson [SLOW MOTION]

Neil deGrasse Tyson

  • 1958 - Present
  • Astrophysicist
  • Political science advisor, popular speaker and television host, and planetarium director
  • deGrasse Tyson's high profile and ability to explain incredibly complicated concepts in plain English make him a popular icon for science in the 21st century
  • Met his wife in a physics class
  • Has over 5M followers on Twitter

Wikipedia, YouTube/sciFactsFul, Hayden Planetarium