Past Meetup

Monthly meetup

This Meetup is past

52 people went

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month

Location image of event venue


NOTE: We have a special host location this month: Google, in Fremont!

Parking is available and free (we can validate). The parking garage is just east of the Google Parkview building. You can easily miss it, but it's between the Fremont bridge above and the Parkview building. If you parked, take the elevator to the 2nd floor, or enter on foot from 34th street (across from PCC). We're in the "Center of the Universe" room.

RSVPs: If you plan on attending, *please* RSVP. Our host needs to be able to procure a sufficient number of guest badges. Similarly, if you learn you won't be able to make it, update your RSVP accordingly. Thanks!

This month: Like we meant to do last month, we will be running a workshop for folks with little or even NO Rust experience at all. Bring a laptop, preferably with the latest Stable Rust toolchain already installed [1].

The prompts can be found in a Github repo [2]. Check out for the big picture, and for the actual exercises.

Note: the provided prompts are application-oriented, and best if you've already explored the language basics. If you have not tried using Rust at all, we recommend working through the "Rustlings" exercises [3] by Carol Nichols [4].

1. We will present a series of programming prompts
2. You will try to complete the prompts (in groups, if desired)
3. Joe (at least) will wander around offering assistance

Think of the workshop as a "lab" for a class, with Joe as TA (as opposed to a "training"). Our goal is to create a supportive environment for self and peer study. Collaborating with your neighbors is strongly encouraged!


Code of Conduct: Please review the Rust community's Code of Conduct ( before coming to the meetup. Let's make this meetup great for everyone!