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Rust has quickly become an extremely popular programming language (it was rated as Stackoverflow's most popular language 4 years in a row), particularly in the context of those looking to build data-heavy applications. Rust's blazing performance and strong type-safety are often cited as the primary reasons behind its popularity.

WASM (WebAssembly) is a binary instruction format for a stack-based virtual machine. The open standards for WASM are developed in a W3C Community Group. Think of WASM as a small, fast, efficient and very secure, stack-based virtual machine that doesn’t care what CPU or OS it runs on, that’s designed to execute portable bytecode — compiled from code originally written in C, C++, Rust, Python or Ruby — at near-native speed.

In this talk, Joel Dice will walk us through building a reactive web application using Rust and WASM. Joel is a senior software engineer based out of Denver, Colorado. Joel was previously the head of R&D at ReadyTalk where he led the development of video conferencing solutions that interoperated with both Flash and WebRTC.