I was interviewed on The Virtual World Podcast this weekend! It was an interesting conversation, and hopefully not just to me 😅 https://twitter.com/tytr_dev/status/1338628727635316736
I'm going to try out a new type of #rustlang stream on Saturday @ 6pm UTC (https://everytimezone.com/s/86025e61): "The Unsafe Chronicles". The idea is to go through an interesting experience with unsafe Rust code and how to fix it. It'll be more "explainer" than "coding" like my usual streams — but will hopefully be interesting nonetheless!
Recording of today's #rustlang stream on making the concurrency primitive behind evmap's fast concurrent reads generic is now up! I think it turned out pretty great, and am excited to see what people might do with it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLNAMEoKAAc
The PR (which still needs some cleanup before it'll land) is here for anyone who just wants to see where we ended up: https://github.com/jonhoo/rust-evmap/pull/73
I'll be doing another Crust of Rust stream on sorting implementations this weekend. I'm thinking that since the algorithms are well-known, we can focus specifically on various #rustlang-isms! The stream will be Saturday at 6pm UTC: https://everytimezone.com/s/15d26ae2. As usual I'll stream to both Twitch and YouTube, and upload the recording to YouTube after. This stream should hopefully be ok to follow even if you come from another language, so if you've been on the fence, now's a good time to watch 🍿
Good news everyone! I passed my thesis defense yesterday, and now only have some minor revisions to the thesis itself left before I am completely done 🎉 You can find a recording of the thesis presentation here: https://youtu.be/GctxvSPIfr8.
Since the thesis isn't _completely_ done, I haven't posted the actual document yet, though I will make it public once it's finalized. You can find the slides at https://jon.thesquareplanet.com/slides/thesis.pdf.
I'm live-streaming a practice run of my thesis defense in ~18h (https://everytimezone.com/s/97fc42c0). I recommend you watch the "real" talk on Wednesday instead (https://everytimezone.com/s/ac18c799 — https://twitter.com/jonhoo/status/1315816753679622144) unless you specifically want to see an early draft and give feedback! But you're of course all warmly welcome ❤️
As the goal of this chapter is to make the broad strokes of the work approachable to a general audience, I figured I'd get as many eyes on it as possible. If something in there doesn't make sense, please let me know and I'll see what I can do to improve it! No promises though 😅
Hey folks! I'm still hacking away at my thesis, but wanted to share one chapter draft ahead of time: "Noria in simpler terms". It is my attempt at explaining my thesis work to those who do not have extensive database or systems experience, like my mom ❤️ https://jon.thesquareplanet.com/noria-in-simpler-terms.pdf
Oh, and I was recently interviewed by a new podcast called "Humans of Open Source" (https://pod.co/humans-of-open-source/). The episode is up on their website and other podcast apps now. I really like the premise of the podcast — to talk to "big" usernames in open source to highlight that there's a *human* behind each one. With a normal life, ups and downs, successes and failures. I'm hoping it might help reduce that common feeling of "otherness" in OSS!
Hey folks! It looks like the Q&A was pretty popular, though many people who couldn't make it live also wanted to ask questions. So, I'm going to do one more next week before I pack up my computer to move, and this time you can submit+vote for questions @ https://menti.com/n5t48w9kgz ! I don't know exactly when it'll be, but my current best guess is either this Tuesday or Wednesday at 8:30pm UTC (https://everytimezone.com/s/ca44742c). I'll announce once the final time is decided.
A side project of mine got delayed, so am finding myself with a bit of unexpected free time. So why not do an impromptu stream? It'll just be an informal chat/Q&A/AMA/office hours type thing, so bring on the questions 🦙 Starting in ~90m at 7pm UTC (https://everytimezone.com/s/297cd425)!
Hi folks! My (first?) thesis stream is now up! We talked through my thesis at a high level, and then walked through the current draft of the evaluation chapter. Along the way, I also did Q&A about PhDs and thesis writing. Hopefully it's interesting :)
There seems to be a decent amount of interest in https://fosstodon.org/web/statuses/104563514764595789, so let's dig into my PhD thesis evaluation on Saturday at 5:30pm UTC (https://everytimezone.com/s/d88b7a8c). I'll be focusing on the research/academic aspects of the work, not the Rust parts this time :) Bring questions if you have any! As always, I'll be live on https://twitch.tv/jonhoo and https://youtube.com/c/JonGjengset/live, and the recorded stream will be uploaded to YouTube afterwards.
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