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Famous Programmers from Australia

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List of notable or famous programmers from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top programmers born in Australia and even some popular programmers who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian programmers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These programmers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known programmer from Australia is included when available.

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This historic programmers from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian programmers of note?" and "Who are the most famous programmers from Australia?" These prominent programmers of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian programmers.

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Andrew Morton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Programmers from Australia
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Andrew Keith Paul Morton is an Australian software engineer, best known as one of the lead developers of the Linux kernel. He is currently a co-maintainer of the Ext3 file system and the journaling layer for block devices. In the late 1980s, he was one of the partners of a company in Sydney, Australia that produced a kit computer called the Applix 1616, as well as a hardware engineer for the Australian gaming equipment manufacturer Keno Computer Systems. He holds an honours degree in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Morton maintains a Linux kernel patchset known as the mm tree, which contains work-in-progress patches that might later be accepted ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 60

Birthplace: England

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Andrew Tridgell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Programmers from Australia
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Andrew "Tridge" Tridgell is an Australian computer programmer best known as the author of and contributor to the Samba file server, and co-inventor of the rsync algorithm. He is known for his analysis of complex proprietary protocols and algorithms, to allow compatible free and open source software implementations. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 51

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Programmers from Australia
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Anthony Towns

Anthony Towns is a computer programmer who was a long-time Debian release manager, ftpmaster team member and later the Debian Project Leader. He is also the secretary of Linux Australia and has been an active member of HUMBUG since the late 1990s in his home town of Brisbane, Queensland, where he has resided since 1990. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 40

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Chaitanya Kuber

Age: 41

Birthplace: Mumbai, India