Loren Brichter

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About Loren Brichter

Software developer and engineer known for creating the app Tweetie, which helped popularize the pull-to-refresh feature on touchscreen devices. He founded the app-creation company atebits.

Early life

He started programming when he was in middle school and continued to learn languages in high school. He then attended Tufts University, where he received a degree in electrical engineering.

Trivia

He’s spent time working for Apple and Twitter, to whom he sold Tweetie. He also helped introduced the sliding panel and vertical list icon features.

Family of Loren Brichter

He has two children with Jean Whitehead.

Close associates of Loren Brichter

He and Ray Ozzie both became known for their contributions to software and computing.

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Lillian Moller Gilbreth

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About Lillian Moller Gilbreth

American psychologist and industrial engineer known for her work in time and motion study. She is considered the first industrial/organizational psychologist.

Early life

She got her Ph.D in industrial psychology from Brown University in 1915, becoming one of the first female engineers to do so.

Trivia

The books Cheaper by the Dozen and Belles on Their Toes were written by her children and detail their family life and how they applied their study to their family’s daily life.

Family of Lillian Moller Gilbreth

She married Frank Bunker Gilbreth in 1904, and they eventually had thirteen children.

Close associates of Lillian Moller Gilbreth

She was played by actress Myrna Loy in the film adaptation of Cheaper By the Dozen.

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Francis Foley

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About Francis Foley

An American ferrous metallurgist. In his career he had a reputation for producing high grade steel forgings and castings for guns, armor, locomotive tires, and large forgings.

Early life

He worked in the art department of the Philadelphia North American, a daily morning newspaper.

Trivia

He headed the iron and steel division of the Bureau of Mines.

Family of Francis Foley

His first wife, Anne, died in 1936.

Close associates of Francis Foley

Like Francis Crick, he too studied crystallography.

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