SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 28, 2013) - Prezi, the zooming presentation tool, announces the hiring of Evan Czaplicki as part of an open source initiative to develop Elm, a new computer programming language, with the potential to drastically simplify front-end programming for the web.
"Traditionally, programming languages have been supported and marketed by the huge companies in tech; Bell Labs created C, Sun created Java, and currently Google is working on Dart and Go," says Prezi's CTO and Co-founder Peter Halacsy. "Now it has become easier for languages like Python and Ruby to succeed without a lot of money because open source creates a strong network when people are excited about an idea and can collaborate. We think Elm can contribute to open-source collaboration too."
Evan joined Google's Gmail team in 2012 but continued working on Elm in his spare time and fostering an active community of developers to broaden the language. In February, Prezi invited Czaplicki to speak about Elm at MLOC.JS, a developer conference in Europe. At this conference Prezi approached Evan to join their team and work on Elm full-time as an open source initiative.
Prezi is a presentation software that uses a single canvas instead of traditional slides. More than 24 million people from over 190 countries use Prezi to deliver visually dynamic presentations from the desktop, browser, iPad or iPhone. Founded in 2009, and with offices in San Francisco and Budapest, Prezi provides a multi-platform solution for anyone who needs to deliver a "wow" experience or simply share an idea -- anytime, anywhere. Whether it's one person creating a presentation or a team collaborating on an idea, making a prezi is enjoyable from creation to delivery.
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