Microsoft Hires Python Creator Guido van Rossum
Guido Van Rossum, the revered creator of Python, has recently announced that he will come out of retirement to join Microsoft as part of the company's own dev division.
Van Rossum retired last October after six and a half years at the company. Now he is going to work at Microsoft to “make using Python better for sure (and not just on Windows).” Microsoft doesn’t have any additional details to share but confirmed that van Rossum has joined their office.
According to the company spokesperson, "Microsoft is committed to contributing to and growing with the Python community, and Guido’s on-boarding is a reflection of that commitment.”
Guido Van Rossum started working as a programmer on what would become Python back in 1989.
He continued to work during his time at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology and at different companies afterward.
Nowadays, Python is one of the most popular programming languages and the de facto standard for AI researchers. Microsoft is one of the most active corporate open-source contributors among its peers and the owner of GitHub as well.