Immersed in the research traditions of Smalltalk and Lively Web, at Stanford Michael began designing visual programming systems that would only later come to be known as 'low-code'. His early work morphed into Plato's product today, and more importantly paints the vision for Plato's future. He's grateful for the privilege of waking up everyday to build the tool he's always wanted to exist in the world.
One day, Stanislav was asked by Plato, "You have been programming for thirteen years. Why do you still enjoy it after all these years?"
Stanislav thought for a moment and said, "I enjoy turning my thoughts into code. And I enjoy the challenge of finding the balance between order and chaos, logic and creativity, self-reflection and function."
Plato smiled and said, "Yes, that is the beauty of programming. It is a never-ending search for balance and meaning."
From the wild and frigid fields of Siberia, one hears the buzz from the optical cable: it's Alexey updating Plato’s repo with his latest commits. But don't be frightened, there is summertime too, shining as bright as the future of coding, of which Alexey has the honor to be a part. His lifelong training, wide experience in the field, and inner drive to make a world more logical and programmable place allowed him to join the Plato team. And when all commits are submitted and code is deployed, he enjoys making some noises with his guitars.
Part designer part frontend engineer she’s always on the hunt for that next low-code tool to speedup her workflow. Maša thrives in ambiguous problem spaces, enjoys learning new languages and creating simple to use experiences. She treats every new project as an exciting opportunity to mold complex data sets into a clear, compelling, and accessible form. She naturally gravitated towards Plato’s design challenge - building an easy to use low-code language.
Back in the 90s, Felipe's father created an office furniture inventory system using only Microsoft Excel's macros, that allowed salesmen to quickly sketch a design and deliver a quote to potential customers. Having seen first hand the power of low code and its democratizing effect, Felipe is proud to contribute to Plato's vision.
One part programming language enthusiast and two parts reliability expert, Kevin has firsthand experience with the power of democratizing automation. While analysis and automation can boost productivity and provide valuable insights, it currently takes experts to write useful and correct software. Current tools make errors easy and verification difficult. Kevin thinks that Plato's easy and reliable automation will change the way we work.