Press Release

Computer History Museum 2013 Fellow Award Nominations Are Now Open

Mountain View, California  |  June 20, 2012

The Computer History Museum (CHM), the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society, today announced that it will begin accepting public nominations for its 2013 Fellow Awards. The Awards honor distinguished technology pioneers for their outstanding contributions to the field of computing, including hardware, software, artificial intelligence, networking and the Internet. 

The Awards embody the Museum’s vision to celebrate the computing revolution and its worldwide impact on the human experience. Each year, new Award recipients are inducted into the Museum’s Hall of Fellows at a formal gala ceremony, which has grown into one of Silicon Valley’s leading events. The next class of Fellows will be inducted on April 27, 2013.


 “The Fellow Awards are one of the most important dimensions of the Computer History Museum,” said John Hollar, President and CEO. “They illustrate the stories of computing’s heroes—the trailblazers who have made the technology revolution possible, and who have changed our lives forever. It’s a privilege for the Museum to recognize the work of legends who have provided the world with such incredible innovation, and more importantly, who have given the world such an optimistic and hopeful future.”  

The nominations will be collected and reviewed by an appointed Fellows Selection Committee, composed of respected computer industry luminaries and chaired by Dr. Ike Nassi, a member of Museum’s Board of Trustees. As the capstone of this process, the Fellows are inducted into the Museum’s Hall of Fellows at the exclusive annual Gala. Nominations will close on July 20, 2012.

To nominate a technology pioneer or for more information on the CHM Fellow Awards, please visit or contact Fellows Nominations Chair, Cynthia Holladay, at

About the Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum (CHM) in Mountain View, California is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs and moving images.

The Museum brings computer history to life through an acclaimed speaker series, dynamic website, docent-led tours and online exhibits. 

The Museum’s signature exhibit on the history of computing is “Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing.”  Other exhibits include “Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2,” “Mastering the Game: A History of Computer Chess,” and “An Analog Life: Remembering Jim Williams.”   

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