Beer and Tell – March 2016

Once a month, web developers from across the Mozilla Project get together to talk about our side projects and drink, an occurrence we like to call “Beer and Tell”.

There’s a wiki page available with a list of the presenters, as well as links to their presentation materials. There’s also a recording available courtesy of Air Mozilla.

Osmose: Mandelbrot in Rust

First up was Osmose, who showed off a Rust program he “wrote” that generates a PNG of the Mandelbrot set. And by “wrote”, he means he copied it from an in-progress book on Rust called “Programming Rust” by fellow Mozillian jimb. The book uses the Mandelbrot example to illustrate how easy writing safe parallel code in Rust is. The book is available as an in-progress Early Release from O’Reilly, and is aimed towards people with prior programming experience, especially in another systems programming language.

Peterbe: PodcastTime

Next was peterbe, show shared PodcastTime, a directory of over 13 years of podcast metadata that shows you how much time per day, week, and month you need to spend listening to your podcasts to keep up with them. The site also shows a calendar of upcoming and past podcasts in your list, and lets you share your list of podcasts with others.

If you’re interested in attending the next Beer and Tell, sign up for the mailing list. An email is sent out a week beforehand with connection details. You could even add yourself to the wiki and show off your side-project!

See you next month!