Thursday, 14 June 2018

Rust Hack

 
I am Viral Parmar (https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/VeerSkyfire/), I am Mozilla Reps, Coach in Mozilla Global Sprint, Mentor in Mozilla Open Leadership, contributing in Privacy and security, L10N, web literacy, webVR, Rust, SUMO, community building and proud Mozillian at heart from India.

What is Rust?
Rust is a systems programming language sponsored by Mozilla Research. It is designed to be a "safe, concurrent, practical language", supporting functional and imperative-procedural paradigms. Rust is syntactically similar to C++, but is designed for better memory safety while maintaining performance.
After successful series of events in Rain of Rust campaign we didn't organized any Rust event in Ahmadabad recently so i thought why not lets do one event. More then 15 people showed up in event and we had amazing session on Rust where i started the discussion from the issue on bugs in application from which hackers take an advantage of that bug and exploit its like Heartbleed attack, GnuTLS and etc case study were very helpful to get them understand how bugs in code can be dreadful for our applications, then i showed how you can code in more secure manner where memory safety, thread safety, concurrency are important and speed ownership, borrowing concepts are best feature of Rust. Most of them didn't bring laptop so i gave them demos of several programs to clear the basic concepts and overview of cargo.
After the event few participant left and few were still there so thought why can we do the support sprint session and also involve them to support Mozilla firefox Support sprint then i taught them how to give response the review and how to moderate response and the get started.
   
 

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