Rust for Freshmen


Universities around the globe have used the same languages for their freshman-level Computer Science classes.

From unchecked mutability to null pointers to exceptions, these languages don't provide a solid foundation for understanding how to write safe object-oriented code, and aren't usually flexible enough to use for all courses throughout the student's time studying.

This talk will review an introductory computer science course and compare the points in favor of using Rust against the points in favor against using Rust, and what an introductory computer science course in Rust might look like.

Presented by

  • Colton Donnelly Colton Donnelly

    I'm a 4th year student at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, USA. After taking a computer systems course, I tried Rust and quickly fell in love. I became involved with the community, eventually joining the This Week in Rust team as an Editor.