WasmCon 2023: Uniting the Best of WebAssembly with Rust Global

In the ever-evolving world of open source software, two influential communities are set to converge in September. The Linux Foundation, a leading organization driving innovation through open source, has announced the schedule for WasmCon, an inaugural event dedicated to exploring the latest advancements and use cases for WebAssembly (Wasm). Co-located with Rust Global, this two-day conference will bring together developers, engineers, architects, and business leaders at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Washington.

WasmCon Kicks Off a New Era of Collaboration

The Linux Foundation's WasmCon aims to be a hub for industry experts to share knowledge about the latest tools, trends, and emerging technologies within the WebAssembly community. With keynotes, technical sessions, and hands-on workshops, attendees will delve into topics such as cloud computing, security, real-world use cases, and more.

Highlights of WasmCon 2023 include:

  • Guy Bedford, Principal Software Engineer at WebAssembly, Fastly, discussing the JavaScript toolchain for WebAssembly components
  • Nick Fitzgerald, TSC Chair at Bytecode Alliance, presenting on Security and Correctness in Wasmtime
  • Sean Isom, Sr. Engineering Manager (ex-Adobe), sharing insights on Wasm, Kubernetes, Native, or What Else? An Enterprise Architecture Debrief
  • Edoardo Vacchi, WebAssembly Core Engineer at Tetrate.io, introducing From Wazero to Wazhero: An Introduction to Wazero for Gophers and Other Species
  • Wilson Wang, Research Engineer at ByteDance, discussing WASM in ByteFaaS, Past, Present, and Future

Rust Global: A Rust-centric Event for Business Leaders

The co-located Rust Global event, hosted by The Rust Foundation, offers a unique opportunity for technology decision makers, business leaders, and Rust advocates to connect and learn from one another. Highlights of Rust Global include:

  • Stewart Harris, Founder and Chief Scientist at Red Badger, discussing Building iOS, Android, and Web Apps That Share a Single Rust Core
  • Hannah Aubry, Sr. Community Manager at DevEx, Fastly, presenting A Web of Rust: the Future of the Internet Depends on Trust
  • Michael Yuan, Founder of WasmEdge / Second State, discussing Wasm and Rust in the World of LLM Applications

Registration and Sponsors

Early bird registration for WasmCon is available until August 7 for $399, offering a significant savings of $200. Special rates are also available for hobbyists, academics, and students. To register for Rust Global, simply add it on during the WasmCon registration process for an additional $15. Linux Foundation members receive a 20% discount off registration.

WasmCon 2023 is made possible by event sponsors including Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Cosmonic, Fermyon, Midokura, Microsoft Azure, F5, and Bytecode Alliance. For more information on becoming an event sponsor, visit the Linux Foundation website or email [email protected]

Press and Social Media

Members of the press interested in attending should contact Kristin O'Connell at email@linuxfoundation.org for a press pass. Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #WasmCon.