According to reports, there are over 23 million software engineers and developers around the world. Out of this figure, only 690,000 of them are from Africa. Research indicators also show that soon, the global demand for software engineers will rise and probably reach over 27 million by the year 2023 alone.
Some top software engineers and developers in the world include;
- Anders Hejlsberg. A Danish software engineer is known worldwide for co-designing few of the popular programming languages and development tools used around the world .
- Donald Knuth: He is the author of the “Art of Computer programming” computer programmer who developed the Python programming language. He is not only a computer scientist but a great scholar in mathematics.
- Ken Thompson: Ken is the co-creator of the popular C program language together with Dennis Ritchie, his colleague in the IT field.
- Bjarne Stroustrup, a Danish software engineer is popularly known for his development of the C++ programming language. He is widely celebrated and regarded for his exceptional role in the software engineering industry.
- Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American entrepreneur and technology developer. Zuckerberg is also a philanthropist and co-founder of the global internet village, Facebook which has millions of subscribers.