we’re happy to announce that our next meetup will be on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 at 19:15!
The new year has just started and for many it is a time to start learning a new programming language. For others it is a time get reacquainted with a language they rarely use.
To this end we’ll have two beginner level talks about Rust. Matthias Endler will kick us off with a gentle introduction into Rust. Following that Florian Zeitz will talk about one of Rust’s main selling points, its ownership system.
Afterwards there will still be time for socializing and open discussion over some drinks.
We are looking forward to seeing you. :-)
The meetup will likely be held in English, we will however reevaluate this at the beginning of the evening and may switch to German if desired.
Rust is a modern programming language that combines performance and security. It is close to the system and offers powerful abstractions that are strongly reminiscent of dynamic languages such as Ruby or Python. Rust offers memory security without a garbage collector and makes low-level programming easier and safer. We discuss possible use-cases for web assembly, cloud computing and more.
Rust is a language with many promisses. No use-after free, no iterator invalidation, no data races and generally memory safety. Somewhat surprisingly all of these originate from the same set of rules, Rust’s ownership system. This talk will give a gentle introduction into the basic concept, while still trying to clear up the common confusions about ownership and the lifetime system.
Location: Chaos Computer Club Cologne (c4) e.V.
- Via subway lines 3, 4, or 13 to “Venloer Straße/Gürtel” (exit the station towards “Heliosstr./Bezirksverwaltung”)
- Via bus lines 141, 142, or 143 to “Venloer Straße/Gürtel”
- Via train to “Köln-Ehrenfeld” (exit the station towards “Venloer Straße”)
Cross Venloer Straße and go into Heliosstraße. After 2–3min you arrive at the last building before a construction site (on the right side). Entrance is next to the parking spots.