7Y Period 2 Thursday 2nd July 2015

Computing Heroes.


There are several key people from the history of computing.

  • John Backus
  • George Boole
  • Kathleen Booth
  • Seymour Cray
  • Edsger Dijkstra
  • Stephen Furber
  • Bill Gates
  • Grace Hopper
  • Steve Jobs
  • Brian Wilson Kernighan
  • Peter Naur
  • Dennis Ritchie
  • Jean Sammet
  • Claude Shannon
  • Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley
  • Linus Titus Torvalds
  • Alan Turing
  • John Von Neumann
  • Maurice Wilkes
  • Sophie Wilson
  • Jeanette Wing
  • Niklaus Wirth
  • Steve Wozniak

Select 1 of your chosen 5 and prepare a presentation about their achievements. Open and read PowerPoint 51C – Sir Tim Berners-Lee. This PowerPoint shows the minimum level of detail required for your presentation. It shows the basic facts about Sir Tim Berners-Lee, it uses images and the information has been selected, NOT just copied from the internet. Your presentation has to meet the following requirements:

  • At least 4 slides
  • Sans serif font e.g. Arial, Comic Sans MS, Verdana, etc.
  • Image on every page
  • No more than 30 words per page
  • One type of slide transition
  • One type of image animation
  • One type of text animation – DO NOT ANIMATE TITLES

When you have finished you need to save your work into the GENERAL area for marking.  Here is the PATH to find the 7Y Computing Heroes folder – S:\General\ICT\KS3\year 7\7Y 2014 – 2015\7Y computer heroes.  Print your powerpoint as handout to the KC2mono printer.


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