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The Right Language for the Job

We're polyglot developers. Learn languages that excel at very specific tasks and remove the undifferentiated heavy lifting in their specific domain.


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SESSION + Live Q&A *-lang

When and How to Win With New Programming Languages

Life is short and burdened with tedium. Automation is one of our most potents for escaping tedium, but our prime tool for creating automation—the programming language—is itself surprisingly resistant to change. In this talk I'll make the case for adopting new programming languages, and look...

Noel Welsh

Founding partner @underscoreio

SESSION + Live Q&A WebAssembly

WebAssembly and the Future of the Web Platform

WebAssembly is a new low-level target language designed for the open web. Often hearlded as the layer that finally completes the web platform, WebAssembly promises to go beyond simply filling a gap to pushing our understanding of what, and *where*, web applications can be. In this talk, we'll...

Ashley Williams

Core Rust Team @RustLang

SESSION + Live Q&A Rust

How Rust Views Tradeoffs

In many ways, designing a programming language is about tradeoffs. For "the right language for the job" track, we'll take a look at some tradeoffs in the design of Rust, and how that makes it more suitable for some kinds of projects than others. In particular, we'll talk about Rust's "bend the...

Stephen Klabnik

Rust Core Team

SESSION + Live Q&A Erlang

Unique Resiliency of the Erlang VM, the BEAM and Erlang OTP

Demonstrate how unique features of the BEAM, Bogdan's/Björn's Erlang Abstract Machine, in combination with Eralng OTP can take your company's servers to the next level of resiliency and robustness. We'll be doing some very cool demos (github repo revealed after the talk)  and...

Irina Guberman

Principal Product Architect @xaptuminc

SESSION + Live Q&A Java 11

Why Continuations Are Coming to Java

I will discuss and compare the various techniques of dealing with concurrency and IO in both pure functional (monads, affine types) and imperative programming languages (threads, continuations, monads, async/await), and show why delimited continuations are a great fit for the imperative style.

Ron Pressler

Technical Lead for Project Loom @oracle

PANEL DISCUSSION + Live Q&A *-lang

Panel: Future of Languages

In this panel, we will talk to these programming languages experts and try to find the places where we could probably past each other to try to find common ground.

Andrea Magnorsky

Functional Languages Programmer

Noel Welsh

Founding partner @underscoreio

Ashley Williams

Core Rust Team @RustLang

Stephen Klabnik

Rust Core Team

Ron Pressler

Technical Lead for Project Loom @oracle


Speakers from this track

Noel Welsh

Founding partner @underscoreio

Noel is a founding partner at Underscore, where he helps teams become more productive with Scala and functional programming. Noel has 20 years experience working on systems ranging from recommender systems, to web services, to embedded software. His main technical interests are functional...

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Ashley Williams

Core Rust Team @RustLang

Rust Core team. Rust and Webassembly WG Core team. WebAssembly and edge computation at Cloudflare. Previously, worked on the Rust Programming Language and WebAssembly for Mozilla, and before that, wrote and maintained Rust and Node.js backend services at NPM, Inc. Rust core team member and leads...

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Stephen Klabnik

Rust Core Team

Steve is on the core team of Rust, leads the documentation team, and is an author of "The Rust Programming Language." Klabnik is a frequent speaker at conferences and is a prolific open source contributor, previously working on projects such as Ruby and Ruby on Rails.

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Irina Guberman

Principal Product Architect @xaptuminc

Blindly passionate software engineer/architect since 1997.  Enlightened and happy software engineer/architect since around 2010. That's when she discovered Erlang and the BEAM, its amazing VM, while dealing with an enormous scale distributed web server in online targeted advertising space...

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Ron Pressler

Technical Lead for Project Loom @oracle

I am the technical lead for Project Loom, which aims to add delimited continuations, fibers and tail-calls to the JVM.

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Andrea Magnorsky

Functional Languages Programmer

I ended up as a Software Developer, I am pretty sure there was no other viable option. My current technical interests are F#, games, programming languages and philosophy of computing . I really enjoy finding different ways to write code, sometimes for performance, other times for succinctness,...

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Andrea Magnorsky

Functional Languages Programmer

I ended up as a Software Developer, I am pretty sure there was no other viable option. My current technical interests are F#, games, programming languages and philosophy of computing . I really enjoy finding different ways to write code, sometimes for performance, other times for succinctness,...

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Find Andrea Magnorsky at:

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