Room 2

09:00 - 10:00 (UTC+02)

Talk (60 min)

Learning Rust the wrong way.

Approaching a new language can be scary and time consuming. The author has been a C++ programmer for quite some time and has tried to give Rust a chance many times over the years with not much success. But this has changed. In this talk we will: - Go over the basics of Rust (enough for the talk to make sense). - Talk about different learning strategies and the strengths and flaws they have. - How the wrong way to learn for one person can be perfect for another. - How being a C++ programmer can both help and hinder you. - Cover common mistakes of new programmers. - And hopefully inspire you to learn in different and "wrong" ways.


Ólafur Waage

Ólafur Waage is a Senior Software Developer working for TurtleSec in Norway. Previously he worked for many years in the gaming and air traffic control industries. His work focuses mainly on programming with C++. In his spare time he unsurprisingly likes video games and puzzles but he also enjoys non-fiction audio books and it would be a very strange day if it were not filled with music in some way.