A reminder for the Wellington Java User Group meeting for October 2015.
Introduction to Rust
Wednesday, October 21: 5:00 for 5:15 - 6:30pm
Rust is a modern systems programming language. Rust's key promise is memory safety without a garbage collector. In addition, Rust features freedom from data races without a built-in concurrency model, modern programming idioms in a systems context, and (from a language geek's point of view) a sophisticated type system using ownership types and traits.
I'll give an introduction to the language, hopefully persuade you that using Rust is both worthwhile and easy to do within a mainly Java program, and do a bunch of live coding where you can laugh as I fail to remember common parts of the standard library.
Speaker: Nicholas Cameron
Nicholas Cameron is a senior research engineer at Mozilla working on Rust. He works on the compiler, tools, and language design. Previously, he worked on layout and graphics in Firefox, and has conducted post-doctoral research at Victoria University of Wellington. He has a PhD from Imperial College London .
This meeting is hosted by:
Victoria University of Wellington
Lecture Theatre: GBLT4
15 Lambton Quay
The Java User Group thanks our host!