No one really knows Rust yet, and our intent is to provide a friendly atmosphere where people from different backgrounds and levels of experience can learn and explore Rust together. Here we're all beginners, and together we can find out how we can use the playground that Rust provides us, to teach ourselves something that can make us better programmers.
We'll start with a meet and greet at 17.30.
The presentation will start at 18.00 and will cover what Rust is (and isn't), what makes Rust awesome, and some of the things you can learn from it.
After that (roughly 19.00) we'll have a group programming session, with some simple problems that we can discuss and solve together in groups.
Rust visually resembles the C language family, but differs significantly in syntactic and semantic details. Its design is oriented toward concerns of creating and maintaining boundaries – both abstract and operational – that preserve large-system integrity, availability and concurrency.
It supports a mixture of imperative procedural, concurrent actor, object-oriented and pure functional styles. Rust also supports generic programming and metaprogramming, in both static and dynamic styles.