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Wednesday, October 26 • 11:55am - 12:30pm
Who Knew Dogfood Could Taste This Good? A WebAssembly In Production Story - Taylor Thomas & Brooks Townsend, Cosmonic

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One of the most common refrains we hear when we talk to people about WebAssembly (Wasm) is "well...I've seen tons of examples but it seems like it is just a toy and not ready for production." In this talk, we hope to prove the opposite! We will discuss how Cosmonic built almost its entire platform using Wasm and wasmCloud. To start, we will review what Wasm and wasmCloud are and how they work. Then, using what we built at Cosmonic as context, we will dive into concrete details of real databases, message queues, event sourcing, key-value stores, infrastructure provisioning, tracing, metrics, and security controls – all leveraging Wasm! With that knowledge, we will review the pros and cons of using Wasm, the gaps that need to be filled, the lessons we learned, and how it helped influence the Wasm community.

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Taylor Thomas

Director of Engineering, Cosmonic
Taylor Thomas is an Engineering Director working on WebAssembly platforms at Cosmonic. He actively participates in the open source community and is one of the creators of Krustlet and Bindle. He is currently core maintainer of wasmCloud, Bindle, and Krustlet. He is a regular speaker... Read More →
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Brooks Townsend

Lead Software Engineer, Cosmonic
Brooks is a Lead Software Engineer at Cosmonic, focusing on harnessing WebAssembly to alleviate the pains of modern software development. Brooks started his software development career with Critical Stack, a Kubernetes container orchestration platform that is now open source. He joined... Read More →

Wednesday October 26, 2022 11:55am - 12:30pm EDT
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