Speaker Spotlight: J Haigh


Spotlight on J Haigh

Language: Rust
When: Thursday, October 17th - 12:00

You Don't Own Me

For people coming from functional languages, you may wonder when you would want to use Rust. Rust has functional patterns and takes ideas from substructural type systems. A combination of functional patterns, the borrow checker, and drop checker enable us to have nice program control flow you’d expect with a functional language and granular control of our system resources. In this talk, we’ll explore how Rust empowers programmers to write logically correct and memory safe programs.

About J:

My name is J & I’m a Rust Developer! I’ve worked as a professional Rust developer & worked on open source projects in Rust at the Recurse Center. Besides writing code, I love organizing community. Currently I co-organize the Boulder/Denver Rust Meetup.

Previously, I organized a Haskell Book Club in Denver & online while self studying Haskell themselves. I facilitated discussions to help programmers of all experience levels learn Haskell. I completed the entire book in May 2018 with the group & did another iteration in the Fall of 2018. I got completed my Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Denver in May 2017.

Preferred pronouns: They/Them

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About Lambda World:

Lambda World takes place October 17th - 18th, in Cádiz, Spain and is hosted by 47 Degrees in conjunction with the Scala and Java communities of Spain. The event is located at the Palacio de Congresos, an old tobacco factory near the beach. You can find more details at Lambda.world

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