July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Jim Blandy

Jim Blandy
Software engineer, Mozilla Corporation


Jim Blandy is a Free software hacker. He has worked on Guile, GDB, Subversion, and Firefox for the Free Software Foundation, Red Hat, and the Mozilla corporation.


9:00am–12:30pm Tuesday, 07/21/2015
Foundations D137/138
Jim Blandy (Mozilla Corporation)
Learn to program in Rust, a new systems programming language emphasizing safety and performance. Rust offers the same degree of control over performance as C and C++, but also makes strong memory safety guarantees: Rust programs are free of dangling pointers, leaks, null pointer dereferences and buffer overruns, making the language well-suited for security-sensitive and multithreaded code. Read more.