Introduction to Rust + Nu Shell

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GridAKL / John Lysaght

101 Pakenham St W · Auckland

How to find us

This will be in the main event space, enter through the Cafe and head left through the door in the black wall. Give me a call or SMS on 02040138555 if you have any questions.

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Details

Nu Shell - Jonathan D. Turner
Written in Rust, Nu draws inspiration from projects like PowerShell, functional programming languages, and modern cli tools. Rather than thinking of files and services as raw streams of text, Nu looks at each input as something with structure.

Introduction to Rust - Simon Werner
During this Meetup we will take give you an introduction to the Rust programming language. This will be ideal for programmers who are interested in Rust but never touched it, or only dabbled with it.

We will give an overview of Rust and how it is different from other languages and what makes Rust a great language. We will also introduce some of the Rust key concepts that are not often found in other languages.

Coverage:
- Why Rust?
- Set up your development environment (VS Code).
- Creating a new project and running it.
- The basics (strings, basic types, control flow, etc)
- Ownership and borrowing
- Why all the "?", "!" and ".unwrap()" tokens?

This will be the first of three sessions. Each session will given like a lecture and some exercises will be given that can be completed in your own time. The meetup is two hours, but there will be time to meet others, an introduction and pizza.