Rain Of Rust — How we did it?
Growing up I was a tech geek, always kept myself updated with the latest ongoing in the language world. It always excited me to explore the tiny bits of these platforms and constantly kept myself updated with brushing my knowledge.
About 9 months ago I met Manish Goregaokar, who works in Mozilla as a Rust/Servo Contributor met me at Mozilla India meetup which was organized by Mozilla India team and I was one of the core team member organizing that event. He introduced me this programming language and gradually I became very fond of it, finding it very interesting and exciting to explore this language.
Eventually after spending some time, analyzing and exploring this programme, I discovered that masses including students, startups, developers are not completely aware, very few users actually being aware about Rust. Even after spending a quality time on this programming language, I still feel I have a whole new world to be discovered up in front of me. Simultaneously I thought it would be wise to educate users regarding Rust language. I seeked help from my mentors,friends and staff from Mozilla in setting up a campaign to spread awareness about Rust. This is how we came up with Rain Of Rust campaigns.
About Rain Of Rust :
Rain of Rust Campaign, a month-long global campaign in which would be specifically focused on the Rust language. It has taken place in June 2017 in collaboration with the Rust community.
Key stats of RainOfRust campaign June 2017:
- 19 offline events across 10 regions globally. Ref
- 4 online meeting which is recorded in Air Mozilla. Ref
- As part of the campaign the RainOfRust has Rust teaching kits which currently has 3 application-oriented activities
- The Github repo has received more than 500+ views in the within 1 month, Read more
I contributed in Rust community by travelling across 8 cities in India through spreading awareness, educating and promoting Rust amongst students, developers, entrepreneurs & young aspirants.
Here are few glimpses of Rain Of Rust,
Rain Of Rust at Vadodara
Rain Of Rust at Patan
I was interviewed by the reporters who were dedicated to the newspaper called “Divya Bhaskar“.
Meet our sensational trio
Here are detailed results of campaign statistics : https://goo.gl/V4mdgk
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- More collaboration with the Rust team to build better nodes
- Mentor-ship sessions to support mobilizers across different countries or regions.
- Create better communication channel so we don’t miss the numbers
- Needs to share and create more teaching kits, video tutorials
- Designing Rust curriculum activities for university students, Like C,C++,Python, etc
- Encouraging more womoz participation
- Target startups to adopt Rust in production; how? That’s where we need to work on!
- Bring more awesome people to be part of the Rust mobilizers to team
- Setting up Rust Regional Communities across global
I would like to applaud the hardwork and determination put in by Rain Of Rust team (Konstantina, Kelimutu, Umesh Agrawal, Prathamesh Chavan & Vigneshwar).
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Originally published at Rowdy’s Caf`e.