For the sixth year in a row, Rust was declared the most loved programming language in the Stack Overflow 2021 developer survey, and there’s been an explosion of companies such as AWS, Microsoft, Google, and Huawei publicly discussing, contributing to, and investing in the language.
In this talk, Rust core team member, Ashley, will give a brief introduction to Rust, who is using it and for what, and how she has, over the years, convinced and unconvinced companies to use Rust for their products and projects. If you’ve been asking yourself “Should I rewrite it in Rust?” this talk is for you!
About Ashley Williams
Ashley is a current member of the Rust Core team. She is the founder of the Rust Foundation and served as its first executive director. She has served as a leader or member of the Rust crates.io, infrastructure, and community teams, WebAssembly working group, and the RustBridge and Increasing Rust’s Reach programs.
Ashley has been the original author and lead maintainer of many popular developer tools in the Rust ecosystem, from Cloudflare’s wrangler, to wasm-pack, cargo-generate, and several others. Previously, Ashley was a leader of the Node.js Community Committee, founded the NodeTogether educational initiative, and served as the first Individual Membership Director of the Node.js Foundation (now OpenJS Foundation).
Ashley has worked at npm, Mozilla, and Cloudflare. Ashley studied Neuroscience and Philosophy and was originally a middle school science teacher in NYC.
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