Tech Talk: Rust, its FFI, and PAM

  • Date Tuesday, March 24, 2015  Time 11:00 AM
  • Speaker Jesse Hallett
  • Location Galois, 421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 300, Portland, OR, USA (3rd floor of the Commonwealth building)
  • Galois is pleased to host the following tech talk. These talks are open to the interested public--please join us! (There is no need to pre-register for the talk.)

Jesse has been using Rust to write a PAM module. He will tell us about what he has learned about working with Rust, and about getting Rust’s lifetime-checking to mesh with external C functions.

Jesse Hallett is a research engineer at Galois. He has extensive experience in web and high-level programming; but has only recently ventured into system programming. It has been said that Rust makes system programming accessible to people who wouldn’t touch C++ with a 12-foot pole. Jesse is one of those people. And he is interested in talking about how Rust helps him to access a wider world of programming.