Presentation: WebAssembly 101

Track: Sponsored Solutions Track I

Location: Liberty, 8fl.

Duration: 11:50am - 12:40pm

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Level: Beginner

Persona: Developer


If you’re curious about WebAssembly and what it means for the future of web development, this session is for you. In this session I will provide an introduction to, and overview of WebAssembly. I’ll cover what it is, what it isn’t, and the various ways it can interoperate with JavaScript in the browser and other host environments. I’ll cover limitations, use cases, and show sample code in raw WebAssembly as well as illustrate how to use powerful languages like Rust to generate extremely fast, safe WebAssembly modules.

Speaker: Kevin Hoffman

Lead Software Engineer @CapitalOne

Kevin has been converting napkin drawings into running software for the past [REDACTED] years. He has worked in a number of industries, including everything from waste management to search and rescue drones, video games, finance, and, of course, the cloud. He has spent a considerable amount of time learning how to build microservice ecosystems with Go and, due to the success of these patterns, has written a book on the subject and is teaching others the joys of "Cloud Native Go".

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