Going Beyond the Code

How Rust + WebAssembly becomes art on the Arch

JSConfEU on Arch

The Arch is a a larger-than-life experience that uses 30,000 colored LEDs to provide a multi-sensory experience. Use Rust, Javascript or WebAssembly to contribute to this project, and experience your art on the Arch.

Beauty within the wires, plastic, and LED — the assembly of code + art
Firefox on Arch
Drawings from Lin Clark CodeCartoons

Purpose

Arch exists to help coders and creators visualize the mental model of how JavaScript and WebAssembly work together, which is no small feat. Many developers may have heard of WebAssembly (aka WASM) but may not understand its application. Arch creates a moment for fun experimentation and collaboration. Lines on a laptop terminal become light art on a larger than life installation. And a team of Rustaceans hovered close by to answer questions and troubleshoot.

ashley williams walking attendees through intro to Rust + WebAssembly workshop

The Onsite Experience

Did someone go on an IKEA shopping spree? Arch in pieces at Arena Berlin
Relationships matter. Huge thanks to Holger and @JSConfEU Team for making every year a success!

The Online Experience: https://experiencethearch.mozilla.org/

Many videos were posted to capture the real feel of the light movements
You’re not alone! A place to see and be seen
Hello World! Lin delivering the secret evening talk to JSConfEU attendees

Content Creation: Engagement after the conference

Dan looking over as Seth sets up the camera to interview artist Ian Brill

Asymptote of Crises

How we approached the brink of disaster before achieving glorious success, and may always be too close to that line of crises…

The guts and glory of Arch
Thank you to all who made this year’s Mozilla @ JSConfEU 2018 possible. Including our remote teammates not featured in this photo who coded and debugged non stop from various part of the globe. Simply the best.

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Global Strategist, Redefining DevRel at Mozilla| Advisory Board Member, Women Who Code| CoFounder of DevRelSummit Group | Views are my own

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