The story of computing is not so much the story of things as it is the story of the women and men who created the artifacts of computing, formulated the science that made it all possible, and brought these things into the world in ways that have changed civilization irreversibly. Computing is most importantly a story of the people of computing: who they are, the experiences that shaped them, and their dreams and struggles and joys. Here are some of the most important people who have made computing what is it is today and are creating even now what it may become.