Date: October 19, 2023
Python is arguably the world’s most popular programming language, though it has shortcomings that other languages (C/C++) stay ahead of. Rust has appeared as a C/C++ competitor – being among the world’s fastest growing languages, it has been rated the most “loved” language on Stack Overflow for 7 years.
Here, I will demonstrate how to use nascent free/open source technologies (maturin/PyO3) to combine both Python and Rust. Want to fuse the best of AI deep learning Python packages with the power of Rust? Sure! Leverage the best of both worlds (PyPI/crates.io) writing as much or as little Rust as you want with your Python.
Speaker: Gary Kwong
Gary Kwong has been involved in open source for over 20 years. He worked for Mozilla Corporation as a community member then as a full-time employee for almost 9 years. Gary lived for an extensive period of time in the San Francisco Bay Area where he was at the forefront of the latest software technologies for most of the past decade and a half. He speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese fluently and now runs his own software consultancy business based out of Vancouver, Canada, specializing in helping clients based in Asia.