Four great rooms, four great humans

So much of our work is done together — workshops and big discussions; walking around, sketching and mapping out the future in teams big and small. Our move this Friday gives us more and better space.

We want to achieve great things in the space so it seemed fitting to name the rooms after some of our heros…

Turing

Alan Turing was a pioneering English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and theoretical biologist.

Our new home at 56 Princess Street borders Manchester’s famous Gay Village where Turing’s memory is celebrated in statue and mural.

One of the great fathers of computer science, Turing was a Reader of Mathematics at the University of Manchester, working on software for one of the earliest stored-programme computers — the Manchester Mark 1.

Turing

Lovelace

Ada, Countess of Lovelace, an English mathematician and writer — often regarded as the very first computer programmer because of her work on algorithms with Charles Babbage.

Lovelace

Berners-Lee

Rightfully attaining the status of living legend, Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee has contributed much to our field but most notably he invented the world wide web itself.

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.

Berners-Lee

Wilson

Amazing as the late Tony was — our favourite Wilson is Sophie.

Sophie Wilson designed the BBC Micro and it’s attendant BBC BASIC language — a fond memory for many of us now of a certain vintage.

Wilson later designed the instruction set of the ARM processor, which became the de facto model used in 21st-century smartphones.

Wilson

If you'd like to explore your own transformation in one of our great rooms, contact theteam@human.software or call 0161 850 1692.