Mr. John Stanley Ford was the first Black software engineer in the country.
Mrs. Mary Jackson was one of the first Black “computers” of the West Area Computing Unit of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor to NASA.
Dr. Siobahn Day is the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in computer science from North Carolina A&T State University.
Mr. Roy Clay, Sr. is considered one of the founders of Silicon Valley and was a 2003 inductee into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council’s Hall of Fame.
Ms. Tiffani Ashley Bell is the Founder and Executive Director of The Human Utility, a platform that allows donors from around the world to help residents of Detroit and Baltimore pay their water bills.
Dr. Clarence “Skip” Ellis is the first Black person to earn a Ph.D. in computer science.