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PDXRust - Writing Software That's Safe Enough To Drive A Car

Mozilla Corp
1120 Nw Couch St # 320
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)



This month, Shea Newton will be presenting "Writing Software That's Safe Enough To Drive A Car!"

Autonomous cars run on software, and most of the microcontrollers in today's cars are programmed using C. We have found that even the best code checking for C does not protect against system-crippling errors - the kind of errors that could endanger the lives of future drivers. C is simply not the right language for safety-critical software, but what about Rust?

## Target audience

I'd like to try and keep this talk relatively high level. Examples of self-corrupting code may resonate more with developers who have written C but ideally the talk will apply to anyone interested in Rust and curious about the state of self-driving car technology.


We may also have time for lightning talks and socializing as well.


As always, we'll be following the Rust Code of Conduct: https://www.rust-lang.org/en-US/conduct.html