The Pioneers of Computer Science

Pioneers of Computer Science

An interactive study of the people, and their impact, in the field of computer science. The Pioneers of Computer Science allows you to visualize the "who" and "when" of contributions based on any set of topics in the field.

Let's start with Artificial intelligence.

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About

The Pioneers is an interactive study of the people, and their impact, in the field of computer science. With this tool, you can visualize the "who" and "when" of contributions based on any set of topics in the field.

The Pioneers is a pet-project of Andrew Buntine and is intended to entertain and educate. I'd also like thank Mel Huang for all her help with the layout and design. All data was collected by hand, including imagery, so if you are the original owner of one of the images presented on this site and would like me to remove it or provide attribution, please contact me.

Collaborations

Do you want to use this website or a derivitive work in your museum or exhibition? We are interested in expanding The Pioneers into a more physical installation to promote the education of computer science and it's impact on the modern world.

If you'd like to contribute to this web site, please feel free to clone the official repository. I'm happy to look over any and all pull requests!

The Pioneers is free software and released under the copyleft GNU GPL v3 License. Without written consent, derivitive works must also use this license.

For other options, please contact me, Andrew Buntine, via my website.

Bug / Data error

If you've found a bug in the app or, more importantly, you've noticed that PIONEERS is missing data or presenting some one/thing incorrectly, please let me know via a Github issue or a pull request on the official repository. You could also send me mail via the email address that is info at the website bunts.io.

The data for this website was collected by hand and so any help in improving it would be greatly appreciated!

Note about accuracy: It's always a little risky to "rank" people in terms of their importance. And although I've tried to be fair I feel compelled to declare that this website is intended to celebrate the achievements of the masters of our field and is no way attempting to belittle any one persons effort. It should be assumed that this data set will always be somewhat incomplete and somewhat inaccurate.

Coming soon, I promise!

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