Digital Power List: Builders
The software creators and designers who put the soul in the machines.
Fellow, Linux Foundation
The Finnish-American software engineer has said he isn't out for "world domination," but he's on his way after developing the Linux "kernel," an essential piece of open-source software.
He may be persona non grata in Hollywood, but you can't deny that the creator of a peer-to-peer file-sharing system used by millions has revolutionized how a generation watches video.
Dean of computer science,
He's not even 30, but his programming is used on more than 57 percent of the top 10,000 websites. He is now training the next generation of coding geniuses.
For those who believe in an open Internet, all hail this cofounder of GitHub, a social network for computer programmers who want to collaborate on software code.
This digital powerhouse was a college freshman studying philosophy when he began work on what would become the game-changing blogging platform WordPress.
Hansson Cofounder, 37signals
The Danish computer programmer, who got his start at age 6, is the creator of Ruby on Rails, a framework that streamlines the development of Web applications. …