Intro to WebAssembly with Lin Clark and Luke Wagner

WebAssembly is fast. It’s being called “the future of the web”. Its speed and potential have major browser vendors working together to make it a reality. And it’s on its way — the MVP hit multiple browsers in October of last year.

But what makes it fast? Starting from the basics, this talk will walk you through what WebAssembly is, and then why it’s fast.

Get your burning questions ready! We’ll have some super special swag for the best questions.

Make sure to do Mozilla a solid and RSVP at their meetup page!

Lin Clark @linclark on Twitter
Lin Clark is a code cartoonist. She takes software concepts and architectures and turns them into stick figure cartoons. She also works in Mozilla's Emerging Technologies group, where she gets to tinker with new browser technologies like WebAssembly. In previous lives, she worked at npm, was a core contributor to open source projects like Firefox's developer tools, and contributed to HTML data standards.
Luke Wagner @luke_wagner on Twitter
Luke Wagner is a software engineer working on SpiderMonkey, Firefox's JavaScript — and now WebAssembly! — engine.

Make sure to thank our gracious hosts Spredfast, and our sponsors RetailMeNot!

Afterwards, the discussion carries on a few blocks away at Lavaca Street Bar where they have food, drinks, and 12 revolving taps.

If you’ve got any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact Lon (@lawnsea) or Aaron (@aaronj1335) or Andrew (@drewml). Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter:  @AustinJS

And finally, be excellent to each other.