13:40 - 14:40 (UTC+02)
Talk (60 min)
Introduction to the Zig Programming Language
Zig is a new systems programming language designed to interoperate seamlessly with C and to provide a strictly better programming experience than C, but without compromising on efficiency. Zig has no macros and no hidden control flow to make software easier to maintain, it has a state of the art compile time execution system to implement generics and more advanced metaprogramming without introducing special syntax into the language. While still young, Zig has already a dedicated non-profit foundation and is able to pay core contributors for working on the language. In this talk I will present not only the language but also the open source project as a whole from my perspective of VP of Community.