Go'ing everywhere and progressing Rust (partnership event with WebAssembly SF)

August 20, 2019
San Francisco, US

This meetup is in partnership with WebAssembly SF meetup. Check them out! https://www.meetup.com/wasmsf

We have two talks from Gabbi Fisher and Alex Kehayias.

The Meetup will be recorded and videos will be linked here after the event. Space won’t be an issue this time, so hope y’all can make it.


6:00pm - Doors open

6:30-7:15pm - Bringing Go to the Browser (and Beyond!), Gabbi Fisher

7:30-8:15pm - WebAssembly, Rust, and the Progressive Web, Alex Kehayias

About the talks:

Bringing Go to the Browser (and Beyond!)

Go once hid in containers, never to see the light beyond backend work. But with Go 1.11’s WebAssembly support, we can run Go in JavaScript execution environments! This talk will cover the basics of WASM, compiling Go into WASM, and the benefits of running Go in the browser and JS engines like V8.

WebAssembly, Rust, and the Progressive Web

The adoption of WebAssembly and ease of distribution on the web creates compelling new opportunities for application development. In this talk, Alex explores the potential of progressive web apps (PWA) when combined with WebAssembly built entirely using Rust. You’ll see the good, the bad, and the ugly as we walk through the creation of Woz (https://woz.sh) a PWA toolchain for Rust.

About the speakers:

Gabbi Fisher (@gabbifish) is a Systems Engineer on the Cloudflare Cryptography Team. She works at the intersection of security research and practical software implementation. Most recently, her projects have brought her to the wonderful world of serverless Cloudflare Workers! She is excited about powering ambitious projects with serverless functions, and using them to eliminate single points of failure.

Alex is a hacker, founder, and musician living in SF. He is an engineering manager at Stripe, where he leads the Atlas team and creates tools for entrepreneurs globally. In his free time, he builds tools and games (usually in Rust or Clojure), watches psychological thrillers with his loving wife, and goes for long-ish runs with his lazy dog Pancakes.