Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

How to learn Rust

E. Dunham (Mozilla)
1:50pm–2:30pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
The New Stuff
Location: Ballroom C Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.08, 13 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

Attendees should have basic familiarity with programming logic in at least one language, but if you can FizzBuzz, you'll be fine.

Description

As a technology professional, you know that it’s important to keep up with the latest tools and languages available in your field. But it can be overwhelming to try to figure out which tools to focus on, let alone how to study them.

E. Dunham walks attendees through the best practices for choosing a new language, finding resources, and engaging with its community, using the popular, new systems programming language Rust as an example. If your interests include systems or embedded programming in a state-of-the-art language, Rust should be high on your wishlist. E. discusses the essential questions you need to ask when taking up a new language or project and what the answers are for Rust. You’ll leave this talk fully prepared to start working on your first Rust project and take full advantage of the language’s famously welcoming community

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E. Dunham

Mozilla

E. Dunham is the DevOps engineer for Mozilla research, which in practice means shepherding servers for the Rust language and Servo browser engine web presence, continuous integration, and release infrastructure. An alum of the OSU Open Source Lab, E.’s hobbies include carpentry, gardening, and filing “please license your code” issues on GitHub.