Important notice about SecAppDev 2020

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 (Corona), with deep regret, we feel bound to postpone SecAppDev 2020 indefinitely. While there have been no official instructions to postpone events such as ours or reduce travel, both attendees and speakers have informed us that they are unable to attend SecAppDev.

We hope everyone in SecAppDev stays healthy, and wish everyone the best for the coming months.

SecAppDev 2020 Workshop Details

Hands-on introduction to Rust

Jake Goulding - Carol Nichols
Thursday March 12, 09:00 - 17:30

Haven't done any Rust? Want to know what makes Rust so special? Want the ability to ask two highly experienced Rust developers nuanced questions? Join us as we go hands-on with Rust, starting from an empty file and learning about the Rust ecosystem, pervasive and unique-to-Rust concepts, and areas where Rust truly shines.

  • Cargo, the Rust build tool and dependency manager
  • Syntax basics and documentation
  • Iterating and iterators
  • Making our own types
  • Strings and user input
  • Error handling
  • The module system
  • Ownership and borrowing
Learning goal

Common programming concepts like control flow and variables, then unique-to-Rust ideas like ownership and borrowing.

Content level


Target audience

Anyone who wants to experience Rust for the first time or get further than "Hello, World!".


Basic knowledge of the command line and programming concepts.

Technical requirements

A laptop with the current version of Rust installed, capable of compiling the default Rust "Hello, World!" program and a preferred text editor.

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Jake Goulding

Jake Goulding

Co-founder, Integer 32

Jake Goulding started his career writing performance-minded C code before pivoting to web applications in Ruby on Rails. He is a member of the Rust Infrastructure Team, maintainer of the Rust Playground, and manages several Rust crates in the areas of error handling, parsing, XML, hashing, and assembly intrinsics. He may be best known for being the number 1 contributor on the Rust tag on Stack Overflow.

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Carol Nichols

Carol Nichols

Co-founder, Integer 32

Carol is the co-author of The Rust Programming Language book and a member of the Rust core team. She's a co-founder of the world's first Rust-focused consultancy, Integer 32. She enjoys connecting folks by running the Rust Belt Rust Conference. She's interested in how we can improve our fundamental assumptions and tools as an industry to prevent causing harm to the people using the software we write.

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