Slava with his horse Neo

Slava Pestov's corner of the web

Hi there! I live in the Hudson Valley of New York, with my wife, kids, and various animals. My primary professional interest is some combination of programming language design and math.


Current work

Apple (2015–)

I'm currently on the Swift compiler team at Apple. I'm responsible for a handful of your favorite language features and more than a few of your favorite bugs, as I am the #2 contributor to the Swift git repo.


Talks: Evolution proposals:

Previous work

Google (2010–2014)

I played a key role in the development of firmware and device drivers for a new data center storage device that was successfully deployed in production.

Factor (2003–2010)

I led the development of the Factor programming language, which continues to be maintained to this day.



jEdit (1998–2003)

I also wrote jEdit, a popular programmer's text editor.

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