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Rust is a compiled programming language designed for speed, concurrency, and memory safety. Rust programs can run almost anywhere, from low-power embedded devices to web servers.
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About Rust

pub fn hello() -> &'static str {
    "Hello, World!"
}

Rust is a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety. It aims to bring modern language design and an advanced type system to systems programming. Rust does not use a garbage collector, using advanced static analysis to provide deterministic drops instead. It accomplishes this via the concept of ownership.

Rust's core and the standard library are intentionally minimal; batteries are not included. Rustaceans are instead encouraged to add libraries, called crates, to the language by sharing them on crates.io.

Rust is most frequently used for applications where speed, performance and stability are essential. The Awesome Rust list collects examples of Rust projects, which include CLI tools, ORMs, operating systems and games. Regardless of what you build in Rust, it will be fast and memory safe!

The home page for Rust is rust-lang.org. Rust has excellent documentation at rust-lang.org/documentation.html. Newcomers should start with "The Book" located at doc.rust-lang.org/book/.

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Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

Meet the Rust Track mentors

Once you join the Rust language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Choon-Siang Lai (note (code cslai))

Writes Javascript/ES and Python at work, discovered Rust and find it expressive despite being a system langauge. Would love to contribute back by mentoring.
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Peter Tillemans https://github.com/ptillemans

I am an electronics engineer and language geek who learned programming on an hp-41 and C-64. Now I do mostly java, javascript, python, rust and haskell. I believe that code should sing its intent so the last row in the hall understands the last syllable.
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Brooks J Rady thelostlambda.xyz

Rust manages to meld low-level programming with high-level abstractions without any of the tradeoffs. Here to help in the inaugural battle against the borrow-checker and to foster the inner Rustacean in all of us.
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Andrew Radev https://github.com/AndrewRadev

Rust is a language that feels as comfortable as the next Ruby. While I can't say I'm an expert quite yet, I've taught a university course in it, so I hope I've picked up enough skill to help beginners out.
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Bob Hoeppner https://www.github.com/bobahop

I've mentored over one thousand Rust solutions and helped over five hundred Rust students while learning more about Rust myself.
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Victor Ermolaev https://github.com/vnermolaev

Fell in love with blockchain, fell in love with Rust, now I am a Rust engineer focusing on implementing distributed protocols.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Rust exercises

These are a few of the 93 exercises on the Rust track. You can see all the exercises here.

High Scores
easy
iterators
lifetimes
vectors
Fizzy
medium
generics
impl trait
iterators
Prime Factors
easy
math
Simple Cipher
medium
ascii
chars
str vs string
strings
Forth
hard
parsing
Armstrong Numbers
easy
math
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Rust Track maintainers

The Rust Maintainers are the brains behind the Rust Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Peter Goodspeed-Niklaus

definitely not an ai gone rogue
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Meade Kincke Code Artistry

I love real-world, usable examples. I'm a huge fan of being able to help others to make something work how it should with maximum performance. I especially love Rust and have written a tool called BrewStillery in it and GTK-rs.
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Peter Tseng

"Break glass in case of emergency" maintainer
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Oleksii Filonenko

I love Rust for being strict, performant, ergonomic and enjoyable at the same time. After being a mentor for some time, I decided to be a maintainer. Looking forward to it!

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