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Introduction to WebAssembly

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150 Ottley Dr NE · Atlanta, GA

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Hello folks! This month Guy Royse will give us an introduction to Web Assembly. Opening for him, Rachel Poulos will gives us an update on what's happening in JavaScript news.

Main Topic: Web Assembly

JavaScript has long been the king of front-end. While there have been various attempts to dethrone it, they have typically involved treating JavaScript as an assembly-language analog that you transpile your code to. But what if there were an actual byte-code language you could compile your non-JavaScript code to instead? That is what WebAssembly is.

Guy Royse is going to explain how WebAssembly works and how to use it. He will cover what it is, how it fits into your application, and how to build and use your own WebAssembly modules. And, he will demo how to build and use those modules with both Rust and the WebAssembly Text Format, as well as go over some online resources for other languages and tools that make use of WebAssembly.

Guy works for DataRobot in Columbus, Ohio as a Developer Evangelist. Combining his decades of experience in writing software with a passion for sharing what he has learned, Guy goes out into developer communities and helps others build great software. Teaching and community have long been a focus for Guy. He is President of the Columbus JavaScript Users Group, an organizer for the Columbus Machine Learners, and has even has helped teach programming at a prison in central Ohio.