Monthly Meetup – September 2018

Isn’t WebAssembly a premature optimization, the root of all evil? But what if speed wasn’t our goal, just a side effect? What if we weren’t using it to go faster…but to make things clearer? This month, our favorite local Rustacean, Adolfo Ochagavía is here to democratize WebAssembly with his new talk: “WebAssembly For The Rest Of Us.”

With food, drinks and space provided by the amazing folks at Inspire (https://www.inspire.nl/werken-bij/), this is one night you’ll need to sign up for…fast! (but mainly signing up for, fast is just a side constraint, not the key thing here, you know what, you get what I’m talking about, just remember to RSVP)

Schedule
19:00 – Doors open with food & drinks
19:30 – Welcome
19:35 – Talk: WebAssembly For The Rest Of Us
20:25 – Raffle & News
20:30 – Social!

Title: WebAssembly For The Rest Of Us
You may have heard about WebAssembly, a new web technology which is already available in all major browsers. While its major goal is to enable high performance computing on the browser, most of us don’t care about this use case. We will approach WebAssembly from the perspective of web applications that do not require ultimate performance. Is it possible to use WebAssembly in this scenario? Are there any benefits? And drawbacks? And of course… Will WebAssembly replace Javascript?

Speaker: Adolfo Ochagavía (@a_ochagavia)
Adolfo Ochagavía is a software engineer with a big interest in programming languages and technologies around them. He recently finished his master in Computing Science and started working as a full-stack developer at Infi, in Utrecht. He has been actively participating in the Rust community since 2014, contributing to the ecosystem and the compiler.