Mozilla Developer Roadshow + Austin JS presents A cartoon intro to WebAssembly

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Join AustinJS and Mozilla for an evening of tech talks and networking. Doors open at 7pm. Talks will start at 7:30pm.

Intro to WebAssembly with Lin Clark and Luke Wagner

WebAssembly is fast. It’s being called “the future of the web”. Its speed and potential have major browser vendors working together to make it a reality. And it’s on its way—the MVP hit multiple browsers in October of last year.

But what makes it fast? Starting from the basics, this talk will walk you through what WebAssembly is, and then why it’s fast.

Get your burning questions ready! We'll have some super special swag for the best questions.

Mingle and socialize afterwards at The Gingerman ( next door!

Lin Clark is a code cartoonist. She takes software concepts and architectures and turns them into stick figure cartoons. She also works in Mozilla's Emerging Technologies group, where she gets to tinker with new browser technologies like WebAssembly. In previous lives, she worked at npm, was a core contributor to open source projects like Firefox's developer tools, and contributed to HTML data standards.

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Luke Wagner is a software engineer working on SpiderMonkey, Firefox's JavaScript--and now WebAssembly!--engine.
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