Dynamic Languages / meeting

April 2019: Rust

Topic: Rust

Rust is a new programming langugage rapidly gaining popularity. It’s a multi-paradigm systems programming language focused on safety, especially safe concurrency. Rust is syntactically similar to C++, but is designed to provide better memory safety while maintaining high performance.

So… let’s get a peek and see what we think! Whether or not you ever program in Rust, getting a look into it will widen your horizons and help you think about programming more creatively.

Rust is not actually a dynamic language, but obeying Grace Hopper’s principle of EAFP (Easier to Ask Forgiveness than Permission), we’re going to get introduced to it anyway!

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March Meeting

When:
Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Where:
Wright State University
Russ Engineering Center, Room 348

Presentations/Topics:
Group discussion: Setting up a multiple-boot USB (local storage) device – how to do it, what distributions to include, etc.

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Dynamic Languages / meeting

March 2019: Contributing to FOSS

Topic: Contributing to FOSS

If you’ve been around the open-source software community long, you’ve probably heard a hundred times how great it is to contribute to open source - how responsible, how empowering, how educational, how uplifting. But you may not have heard much about how to actually do it, and maybe unexplained jargon and techniques have deterred you.

So let’s do a hands-on night of learning and trying out the techniques of open-source contribution. Bring a laptop if you have one, or we’ll pair you up with somebody who does.