Rust Development & Blockchain - Mozilla, Oasis, Solana, PingCAP

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The Leftbank Annex

101 North Weidler Street

Portland, OR 97227

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Rust has quickly become the preferred language for blockchain development due to it's unique features. The aim of the event this evening is to explore the:

  • Current research and work by the Rust Core Development team

  • Current landscape of Rust based blockchain development

  • Intersection between blockchain development and the larger Rust ecosystem

  • Potential applications of Rust applications built on blockchain


Nicholas Matsakis Mozilla / Rust Core Developer

Nicholas Matsakis is a Principal Researcher at Mozilla Research and a member of the Rust core, compiler, and language design teams. He has been working on Rust since 2011 and did much of the initial work on its type system and other core features.

Brian Anderson PingCAP on TiKV

Brian Anderson co-founded the Rust programming language and its sister project, the Servo web browser and has over a decade of professional experience in low-level programming.

Naheed Vora Oasis Labs / Head of Product

Naheed Vora was at Google prior to joining Oasis Labs. Where they're currently focusing on building a privacy-first cloud computing platform using blockchain and secure computing technologies. Oasis Labs uses Rust as their primary development language.

Greg Fitzgerald Solana / CTO

Greg is the principal architect of Solana. Formerly of Qualcomm's Office of the Chief Scientist, Greg has explored the full landscape of embedded systems. He's currently leading the efforts on integrating Libra's Move language into Solana. Solana is a layer 1 scalability solution for blockchain that doesn't rely on sharding to scale.


17:00 - 17:30 Networking / Drinks

17:30 - 18:00 Presentation: A tour of the blockchain rust world by Brian Anderson

18:00 - 18:30 Presentation/Workshop: Building Privacy-Preserving Apps using Rust by Naheed Vora

18:30 - 19:00 Presentation: Rust for Parallel Processing in Blockchain by Greg Fitzgerald

19:00 - 19:30 Presentation: TBC by Nicholas Matsakis

19:30 - 21:00 Networking / Drinks / Food

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101 North Weidler Street

Portland, OR 97227

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