5 Top Famous Software Engineers


Today, computers, technology and software obtain a great part of our lives. People in a continuous search for smart applications and websites to help them in making their life easier. That’s why we at iLead really appreciate the ones who are in charge of making things just go easier “the software engineers”. So, in the following, iLead provides 5 of the top famous software engineers all over the world.

5 of The Most Famous Software Engineers All Over the World:

5-Michael Widenius:

Born in 1962, the main author of MySQL the open source database. He started writing the first version of MySQL code back in 1995, which was released in 1996.

Also, he obtained the Finnish software entrepreneur of the year prize considered as one of the most famous software engineers all over the world.

4-Jack Dorsey:

Born in 1976, Dorsey the American computer-programming engineer founded Twitter in 2006; he also is the CEO of Square the mobile payment company that was founded in 2009. In addition, it’s worth mentioning that Dorsey -which is one of the top famous software engineers all over the world- is actually a self-taught coder.

3-Steve McConnell:

If you’re learning about software and computing you no doubt have heard his name before as one of the top famous software engineers. McConnell is the author of many software engineering textbooks such as Code Complete “his first book”, Rapid Development and Software Estimation. Not only that, as he was an editor of numerous columns in different software magazines.

McConnell has obtained a master’s degree in software engineering.

2-Mark Zuckerberg:

Needless definition. Zuckerberg who was born in 1984 is not just a famous software engineer but also a technology entrepreneur and the co-founder of Facebook.

Zuckerberg success story is widely known as he started creating Facebook while his study at Harvard University in 2004 and of course, he did not see the current situation of Facebook back then, as its main purpose was to create an online communication community between Harvard students.

1-Max Levchin:

Born in 1975, the American Levchin is considered as one of the most famous software engineers as he is the co-founder of PayPal which he actually co-founded as soon as he gets graduated in 1998. Paypal is considered the most trusted e-payment method nowadays.

However, Paypal wasn’t his only achievement as he also is the first founder of CAPTCHA test.

Computers and software engineering are crucial to our society. Therefore, it is not too late to start your success story now. By reading the bio of the previous most famous software engineers, you will know that it is not impossible to add your name to the list.



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