RustConf is an opportunity to meet and learn from some of the community's brightest developers. Here's our lineup for 2019.
Shoumik Palkar is a 4th year PhD student at Stanford University, working with Prof. Matei Zaharia on high-performance data analytics. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
Oli is working as a computer science researcher and is finishing up his PhD on user defined compiler extensions. After contributing to the Rust compiler for two years he joined the compiler team last year. When Oli isn't hacking on Rust, you can find him reading scifi, playing board games, or taking long hikes with his dog Fuchur.
Isobel Redelmeier has pushed code in more languages than she can keep track of, but Rust is by far her favourite. She is currently an Open Source Engineer at LightStep, where she focuses on observability - including observing the sorts of problems that Rust is great at fixing! She previously worked at Pivotal on Cloud Foundry and assorted projects through Pivotal Labs, and loves security and DevOps.
I am a Senior Consultant at 42 Technology in Cambridge, England. I have an MEng in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Warwick and 15 years commercial experience developing embedded systems and test infrastructure.
Jeremy is a long-time C/systems/kernel hacker who has simply had enough of C. When he discovered Rust it was a revelation: a language which could fit into every domain C could, while being much safer and more powerful. Since joining Facebook three years ago, he has been spreading his love for Rust. He lives in San Francisco with his family.
I tried to escape computers and bring art into my life by taking up pottery as a hobby. I grew frustrated with pottery's lack of version control and undo, so I came crawling back to computers and started trying my hand generative art. I like computing 💾, bicycles 🚲, hiphop 🎧, books 📚, and pen plotters 🖋. My pronouns are he/him.
J is a developer with production experience in Haskell and Rust. They attended the Recurse Center over the winter of 2018-19 where they contributed to a handful of open source projects, including Rustdoc. They think that Rust's type system and welcoming community have enabled them to contribute to the ecosystem more easily. J currently writes Haskell at SimSpace.
QuietMisdreavus is the lead of the Rustdoc Team and a member of the Docs Team. She's contributed code and reviews to rustdoc and docs.rs, and has lurked in the Compiler Team's chatrooms long enough to understand some of the lingo. She has a passion for thorough and understandable documentation, as well as for guiding contributors through her favorite codebases.
Yosh is a software researcher. He is member of the CLI WG, WASM WG, and the Async Ecosystem WG, and has worked on databases and networking protocols in Rust. Prior to using Rust full-time, Yosh was on the Node.js Streams WG, created the Choo framework, and helped author over 400 packages on npm.
Eliza Weisman is a software engineer at Buoyant, Inc, focusing on fast and reliable networking software. Eliza is a contributor to the
toweropen-source projects, and the primary maintainer of
tokio-trace. She lives in Oakland, CA with her partner, her dog, her awful cat, and her other awful cat.
Josh Triplett hacks on system software, including the Linux kernel, Rust, Git, Debian, and Chrome OS. Josh cares deeply about writing low-level systems code in high-level Rust. Josh has previously presented at Kernel Summit, linux.conf.au, Linux Plumbers Conference, Embedded Linux Conference, LinuxCon, RustConf, PyCon, Open Source Bridge, and the USENIX Annual Technical Conference. Josh is a Principal Engineer at Intel. (Not speaking for Intel.)
Stjepan works at Ferrous Systems and is currently improving Rust’s library ecosystem in order to make asynchronous programming easier and more efficient. He’s the main author of Crossbeam and interested in everything that has to do with concurrency or parallelism.
Sunjay Varma is a software developer with experience in a number of different areas including compilers, web development, game development, and much more. An avid contributor to open source, Sunjay has spent much of his career creating free software and free online learning resources. In his spare time, Sunjay enjoys reading about interesting programming topics, watching comedy, playing board games, and hacking on projects online.
Cora Sherratt has worked in everything from GSM radio to 3D interactive maps, and has been trying to inject Rust into corporate stacks for years. In her spare time she dabbles in gamedev, tries to resurrect antiquated computer systems, and pretends to be a cat on the Internet.