2) Bjarne Stroustrup - This guy brought us C++! I couldn't talk trash about a guy who made C++.
3) Alan Kay - This is one of the fathers of object oriented programming.
4) John McCarthy - The original designer of the Lisp programming language.
5) Richard Stallman - Like him or hate him, he is a seriously influential person in the computer world, The man is the founder of GNU.
6) Larry Wall - This guy brought us Perl.
7) Alan Cox - Alan Cox and Richard Stallman must have been long lost brothers. This guy was one of the earliest developers on the linux kernel and apparently has not shaved since he started.
8) James Gosling - This guy brought us Java and is wearing a shirt with the java mascot playing an electric guitar.
9) Guido Van Rossum - This guy brought us Python
10) Linus Benedict Torvalds: Best known for initiating the development of the Linux kernel.
11) Dr. Andrew Stuart "Andy" Tanenbaum : He is best known as the author of MINIX, a free Unix-like operating system for teaching purposes, and for his computer science textbooks, regarded as standard texts in the field. He regards his teaching job as his most important work.
Am I missing anyone here?