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Wednesday, June 2 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Hit the Ground Running with WebAssembly - Robert Aboukhalil, Invitae

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For over 20 years, JavaScript was the only scripting language you could use reliably in a browser. That all changed a few years ago, when WebAssembly became supported by all major browsers. This talk is a 29,032-foot overview of WebAssembly, why it's awesome, and how to get started using it. As concrete use cases, Robert will mention two open source tools he contributed to where WebAssembly improved performance, and enabled reusing C/C++ code on the web. The talk will also cover upcoming WebAssembly features such as threads and SIMD, and will end with a discussion of use cases where WebAssembly shines (...and when the added complexity might not be worth it!)

Join the speaker for live Q&A on Slack, channel - #openjs_world-performance 
  • Wednesday, June 2 from 14:20 - 14:40 PDT / 23:20 - 23:40 CEST
  • Wednesday, June 2 from 16:00 - 16:20 PDT /  01:00 - 01:20 CEST

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Robert Aboukhalil

Bioinformatics Software Engineer, Invitae
Robert is a bioinformatics software engineer who builds web apps for genomics data analysis and visualization. He's the author of the book Level up with WebAssembly.

Wednesday June 2, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT