CfP Progress

Thank you all for your 74 talks and 8 workshop submissions. If you remember our post from beginning of march we are currently in the stage “The selection”.

This means we have a preliminary schedule featuring:

Kind of talk amount planed
Keynote 2
15min format 2
30min format 9

Over the next days we will will be reaching out to selected speakers and finalizing the schedule.


Currently we are gathering more space for the workshops. We will inform you as quickly as possible when we know who we can host.

Diversity sponsorships

Thank you for all your submissions! Our team is currently reviewing the applications and we hope to get a response out to every applicant by end of next week (April 7).

We will be giving away a total of 15 free RustFest tickets for applicants, and distributing our scholarship fund among submissions for the travel stipends. For those who haven’t applied but have the means to support us, this would be an excellent time to contribute to our Diversity Fund and help us support even more wonderful folks in attending RustFest this year! 💖

Keynote Speakers

With the edition = "2018" (formally epoch) coming up the rust core focuses on productivity. That is why we are very excited to announce Matt talking about the community in Nairobi, Kenya and Vaidehi talking about the basics of computer science in a beginner friendly way.

Matt Gathu

Matt is a software developer at in Nairobi. He has a passion in building tech for social impact. He is also the co-organiser of Rust Nairobi, and hopes to make the tech industry a better place by encouraging learning and mentorship in his community. He plays tennis and is a big scrabble fan.

Vaidehi Joshi

Vaidehi is an engineer at Tilde, in Portland, Oregon, where she works on Skylight. She enjoys building and breaking code, but loves creating empathetic engineering teams a whole lot more. In her spare time, she runs basecs, a weekly writing series that explores the fundamentals of computer science, and is co-host of the Base.cs Podcast.

2nd Ticket Batch

Our second batch of 40 Standard Tickets is live now! Grab them while they last!

Our 3rd and 4th (final) batch of Standard Tickets will go on sale on early+late April, respectively, exact dates TBA.