Herman Radtke

Nordstromrack.com | HauteLook / @hermanradtke

Herman is a sociologist turned full stack engineer turned VP of Engineering at Nordstromrack.com | HauteLook in Los Angeles. He writes PHP during the day at work and is a Rustacean at night. He spent a past life writing a lot of C and used that knowledge to help maintain the pecl/memcache and pecl/gearman extensions. He is also very passionate about creating and consuming hypermedia APIs. Outside of technology, he enjoys homebrewing, hiking, camping and reading.

Rust: Systems Programming for Web Developers

The modern web stack is made up of a dozen different systems, but too few people know how to create and support them. I believe this is because systems programming has historically had too many barriers to entry, such as memory safety and the trading of expressiveness for performance. Let us explore some of the ways Rust breaks down these barriers and can make systems programming feel much more approachable to web developers.

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