Python Creator of the Python programming language, Guido van Rossum joins Microsoft, after retirement

Guido joined Google in 2005 and was ranked Senior Staff Engineer. He worked for Dropbox as a Principal Engineer from 2013 until 2019 when he announced his retirement.

Ish Sookun

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The Python programming language was released in 1991 by the Dutch programmer, Guido van Rossum. For pretty much the whole time till July 2018, he was the "Benevolent Dictator for Life" (BDFL) in the project.

Guido joined Google in 2005 and was ranked Senior Staff Engineer. He worked for Dropbox as a Principal Engineer from 2013 until 2019 when he announced his retirement.

A few days ago, Guido tweeted that he is coming out of retirement, the same being too boring, and that he is joining Microsoft.

One thing for sure is that Python is now going to be a lot better on Windows. 🤞

Image credits, photograph by Daniel Stroud.