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WASM Meetup: Blockchain WASI and Wasm for Sand

  • Oasis Labs One Sansome Street San Francisco, CA, 94104 United States (map)

This month we're hosted by Oasis Labs. We have two talks from Nick Hynes and Max Bittker.

The Meetup will be recorded and videos will be linked here after the event.

6:00pm - Doors open
6:30-7:15pm - WASI on the Blockchain, Nick Hynes
7:30-8:15pm - Building Sandspiel - an Interactive WebAssembly experience, Max Bittker

About the talks:

*WASI on the Blockchain*

Nick Hynes will explain the details of his recent work developing and implementing WASI for the blockchain. Compared to the alternative approach of creating yet another Wasm interface, WASI allows blockchain developers to tap the resources of the broader developer community. In this way, we can imagine a future in which the immutability and integrity provided by blockchains are simply another set of tools in a cloud developer’s toolbox.

*Building Sandspiel - an Interactive WebAssembly experience*

Max will share his experience building https://sandspiel.club/, a falling sand game optimized for the modern web.He'll highlight how the simulation was powered by WebAssembly, and the benefits of using Wasm. Finally, Max will show how effective it can be to combine Javascript, Rust, and WebAssembly together according to their own strengths.

About the speakers:

Nick is a software engineer at Oasis Labs, having previously been a PhD student at UC Berkeley in the field of AI. His work focuses on improving the performance and usability of privacy-preserving machine learning systems. In his free time, Nick maintains the Apache TVM Rust and SGX codebases and builds secure IoT devices. Nick graduated from MIT with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (B.Sc and M.Eng).

Max works as a User Experience Engineer at Google,
and is an artist interested in creative systems.
He maintains @nyt_first_said and https://sandspiel.club .

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Open Source Enclaves Workshop