LLVM Founder, Swift Creator Chris Lattner Is Leaving Apple: Joins Tesla
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler on 10 January 2017 at 02:50 PM EST. 52 Comments
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Chris Lattner who is known most recently for starting the Swift programming language while most profoundly he is the original creator of LLVM/Clang, is leaving his job at Apple.

Lattner had been the director of the Developer Tools department, including Xcode and similar compiler efforts around Swift/LLVM. Chris joined Apple in 2005 due to his work on LLVM/Clang. His wife is the president of the LLVM Foundation. Coming as a surprise today is that he's leaving Apple and no longer the Swift Project Lead, per this mailing list post.

This is a big loss for Apple but will be interesting to see where he ends up next and what he's planning to tackle in the compiler space. More details when they become available.

Update: Tesla has announced Chris Lattner is joining the company as VP of Autopilot Software.
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