What we're about

This meetup exists to support the local Rust community. We're interested in Rust and its goals of empowering everyone to build safe, reliable software.

Please don't be put off if you're you don't feel that you're not a proficient Rust programmer though. Few Rust Wellington members are full-time (or even very experienced) Rust programmers. The programming language is quite novel in New Zealand's tech scene, so many people are curious. If you're curious too, you're very welcome to say hi!

Upcoming events (5+)

Talk: 5 Essential Traits

Lecture Theatre 4, VUW Government Buildings (GBLT4)

Come and learn about the Rust programming language! July features an accessible talk that will benefit anyone taking a look at Rust, whatever their background. Agenda 17:30 doors open 17:45 slightly uncomfortable group intros 18:00 main talk: 5 Essential Traits 18:30 community noticeboard: "we're hiring"/"hire me"/... 18:40 lightning talks: 4 slots available 19:00 wrap up Talk Abstract Programming in Rust is all about being nice to your future self. This talk covers the traits that you'll most likely encounter as a newcomer to the language. Learn how to make your type printable, serializeable, sortable and more. Most importantly for polygot programmers, learn how to expose a stable API so that your Rust library is easy to consume from your main language's foreign function interface. This talk is intended for programmers who are proficient in another programming language, but who are interested about Rust and its potential to strengthen software projects. About the Speaker Tim is a software engineer with Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu operating system. Tim describes Rust as the language that enables Haskell and Java programmers to get along. He has past experience leading big data software projects for DOT Loves Data, and led training and outreach at the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure. He's the author of upcoming book, Rust in Action, published by Manning Publications. Venue We're still awaiting final confirmation, but thanks to VUW's School of Engineering & Computer Science, it looks like have a space! Lecture Room GBLT4 in Old Government Buildings. Food & Drink Food and drink is not provided. (If you know of a potential sponsor, please shout out!)

Coffee & cake

Home Cafe

A casual coffee chat for anyone who wants to discuss ideas, issues or opportunities. Open to Rustaceans (& aspiring Rustaceans!) of all ages, genders and backgrounds. Things to discuss this month: + what do we want this meetup to be? + do you want to be part of a organising team to help coordinate things? + what excites you about Rust and what do you think would be appealing to developers in the Wellington area about attending a Rust meetup?

Talks: "Ergonomic Errors" + [yours?]

Dragonfly Data Science

Accessible, interesting talks for Rust programmers and those who are interested in considering incorporating Rust into their project. Agenda 17:30 doors open 17:45 slightly uncomfortable intros 17:55 community noticeboard: "we're hiring"/"hire me"/... 18:00 talk slot (proposals welcome!) 18:30 talk: Ergonomic Errors, Tim McNamara 19:00 (hard deadline) wrap up Propose a talk! You are welcome to submit a talk proposal. Or even a topic proposal. If there's an area of Rust that you would like explained, send me a message! "Ergonomic Errors" Abstract Error handling is one of Rust's most distinctive features for newcomers to Rust. They're not exceptions, but they're also not an integer-based error codes. The approach originates from the ML language family, but it's extremely practical and very worth learning about! In this talk, you'll learn about how this system operates, how to consume errors from the standard library and 3rd party crates, as well as touch upon some best practices Food & Beverage Not provided, sorry. Venue The incredible crew Dragonfly Data Science is hosting us. They're based in central Wellington. Help wanted Please message the organisers if you're able to help in any of these areas: - Ushers: arrive early and stand at the entrance to guide people to the room - Venue host: have a room suitable for 20-30 people, can manage security and facilities (public access to toilets during the meetup) - Food sponsor: can work with the venue host and the meetup organisers to arrange for snacks & drinks for people attending

Coffee & cake

Home Cafe

A casual coffee chat for anyone who wants to discuss ideas, issues or opportunities. Open to Rustaceans (& aspiring Rustaceans!) of all ages, genders and backgrounds. Things to discuss this month: + what do we want this meetup to be? + do you want to be part of a organising team to help coordinate things? + what excites you about Rust and what do you think would be appealing to developers in the Wellington area about attending a Rust meetup?

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Coffee & cake

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