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Computer History Museum Honors Tech Industry Pioneers for Lifetime Achievements and Contributions to Humanity

Computer History Museum Honors Tech Industry Pioneers for Lifetime Achievements and Contributions to Humanity
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The annual awards program honors honorees whose work has made significant contributions to computer science, education, computer networking, and more

2022 CHM Fellow Award. Honorees

Adele Goldberg: For the promotion and co-development of the Smalltalk programming environment and for contributions that developed the use of computers in education.  & # xa0;  Honored Fellows pictured left to right: Adele Goldberg (used with permission from University of Chicago, Alumni Office), Dan Ingalls, Don Bitzer, Leonard Kleinrock.

Adele Goldberg: For the promotion and co-development of the Smalltalk programming environment and for contributions that developed the use of computers in education. Honored Fellows Photographed from left to right: Adele Goldberg (used with permission from University of Chicago, Alumni Office), Dan Ingalls, Don Bitzer, Leonard Kleinrock.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, APRIL 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Computer History Museum (CHM), the leading institution in decoding technology – its computational past, digital present, and future impact on humanity – today proudly announces the winners of the 2022 Fellowship Award:

  • Adele Goldberg: For the promotion and co-development of the Smalltalk programming environment and for contributions that developed the use of computers in education.

  • Dan Ingalls: To create and jointly develop the Smalltalk programming environment and promote object-oriented programming.

  • Don Bitzer: To pioneer online education and communities with PLATO and co-invent the plasma screen.

  • Leonard Kleinrock: for his pioneering work on the mathematical theory of computer networks and roles in the ARPANET and in the expansion of the Internet.

The CHM Fellowship Awards program honors distinguished technology leaders – unsung heroes and legends – for their outstanding merit and significant contributions to the advancement of computing and the evolution of the digital age. This year’s Fellowship Awards Ceremony, presented by lead sponsor Accenture, will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at CHM.

“At Accenture, we’ve seen what happens when the promise of technology meets human ingenuity, and the Computer History Museum illustrates this with its focus on decoding technology — its computational past, digital present, and future impact on all of us,” says Accenture Group CEO, Technology and Chief Technology Officer Paul Dougherty. “The CHM Fellow Awards honor outstanding pioneers on this journey. Accenture is proud to support the 2022 Awards, and we congratulate this year’s honorees.”

This prestigious program is supported by collection, education, research, and media efforts that reflect the core work of each Honorary Fellow and preserve their stories for future generations. Fellows are selected annually through a public nomination process and honored in a private ceremony. The selection is made by a panel of historians, researchers, industry leaders, clearinghouse staff, and former colleagues.

“At CHM, we are committed to decoding technology and its impact on humanity,” said Dan’l Lewin, CEO of CHM. “This remarkable class of fellows has made a profound impact across the world of computing, from programming to computer networking to online education. By highlighting their impressive achievements, we can gain fundamental insights while sparking debates about the importance of technology for the future of humanity.”

Over its three-decade history, the Fellows Awards represent the diverse ways in which people have contributed to computing. Previous winners include Apple founder Steve Wozniak, NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, Java creator James Gosling, software pioneer Admiral Grace Hopper, semiconductor pioneer Gordon Moore and World Wide Web builder Tim Berners-Lee.

“We are proud to honor this distinguished class of fellows, all of whom are leaders in their respective fields,” said Ike Nassi, CHM Fellows Selection Committee Chair and longtime Board Member. “We are excited to celebrate this distinguished group of individuals and their innovative work that continues to positively impact our lives to this day.”

For more information on the 2022 Fellowship Awards and program history, please visit the Museum’s website.

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The mission of the Computer History Museum (CHM) is to decode technology—computing’s past, digital present, and future impact on humanity. From the heart of Silicon Valley, we share insights gleaned from our research, events, and unrivaled collection of computational work and oral histories of meeting, informing and empowering people to build a better world.

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Computer History Museum Honors Tech Industry Pioneers for Lifetime Achievements and Contributions to Humanity

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