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Update: Slides of the talks and workshops

The conference has come to an end, thanks to everyone, it was great!

Slides of the talks and the workshops are published here (we will update the list as we receive them)

What is Rust?

If you're curious to learn about Rust, you're in the right place!

Rust is a systems-programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety. The promise is to allow building reliable and efficient software leveraging powerful compiler checks and a mature tooling that will help and assist all along the process.

The Rust Latam Conf

Rust Latam Conference is the Latin America's leading event for and by the Rust movement, and one of Rust community's largest annual networking opportunities. This weekend conference of interactive sessions, hands-on activities, and engaging talks brings together 200+ passionate advocates, developers and enthusiasts of the Rust Programming Language from around the world. This March, the people and ideas in the Rust Latin America community will leap off the screen to learn, discuss, debate and address Rust in person. Our first annual Rust Latam Conference is happening in Montevideo.

In March, we’ll have that same fiery spirit from local gatherings. We’ll also have the people and resources to make a big impact. A two-day conference — workshop and speaker series — with dozens of experts and beginners means we can advance thinking on how you and your team can use Rust features to create a wide range of new software applications, such as game engines, operating systems, file systems, browser components and simulation engines for virtual reality. We can forge new partnerships, we can train tomorrow's programmers and we can fuel the community building across the Latin American countries.


Dozens of experts and beginners, which means we can have a lot of progress thinking on how you and your team can use Rust.


A shared goal is to connect people making Rust the best programming language and community.


Rust Latam Conf is just the start. For this first year, we hope to leave Montevideo feeling inspired and committed.


We move toward a more open and inclusive community to fuel our main mission, the Rust Programming Language better for everyone.

our keynote speakers

Niko Matsakis
Niko Matsakis

Rust Core Team

Without Boats
Without Boats

Rust Language Team

Workshops Day

March, 29th
Radisson Victoria - Plaza Hotel Plaza Independencia 759
4th Floor

All workshops are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You're free to leave when you feel to: there is no fixed schedule.

Lunch is not included, you're free to find a nice place to have a bite in the nearby (there will be a break from 12 to 2 p.m.)

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Workshops Program
  • Beginner

    The Rust LATAM Team

  • Beginner

    Florian Gilcher

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  • Intermediate

    Sergio Benitez

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  • Intermediate

    Sunjay Varma

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  • Advanced

    David Tolnay

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Talks Day

March 30th
Location: Auditorio Torre de las Telecomunicaciones ANTEL

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Talks Program
  • 08:00 - 09:20
    Registration & Breakfast
  • 09:20 - 09:30
    Welcome + Announcements (Spanish)

    Rust LATAM team

  • 09:30 - 10:20
    Niko Matsakis

    Niko Matsakis

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    Opening Keynote
  • 10:25 - 11:00
    Mike Gattozzi

    Michael Gattozzi

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  • 11:00 - 11:20
  • 11:20 - 11:30
    Sponsor brief presentation
  • 11:35 - 12:10
    Otávio Pace

    Otávio Pace

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  • 12:10 - 13:40
  • 13:40 - 14:15
    Sergio Benitez

    Sergio Benitez
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  • 14:20 - 14:55
    Kevin Hoffman

    Kevin Hoffman

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  • 15:00 - 15:35
    Esteban Kuber

    Esteban Kuber

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  • 15:40 - 15:50
    Sponsor brief presentation
  • 15:50 - 16:10
  • 16:10 - 16:45
    Alex Crichton

    Alex Crichton

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  • 16:50 - 17:25
    Florian Gilcher

    Florian Gilcher

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  • 17:25 - 17:45
  • 17:45 - 18:35

    Without Boats

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    Closing Keynote
  • 18:35 - 18:45
    Closing speech (Spanish)

    Rust LATAM team

  • 18:50
    Family photos and conference closing

    Rust LATAM team

our sponsors




Workshops: March, 29th

Radisson Victoria Plaza Hotel

4th floor

Plaza Independencia 759, Montevideo – Uruguay



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Conference: March, 30th

Auditorio Torre de las Telecomunicaciones ANTEL

Calle Guatemala, 1075



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Get more information about Montevideo!

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How to get there

panorama montevideo

Welcome to Montevideo! A couple of useful info.

The local currency is the uruguayan peso (UYU $). The "$" symbol in Uruguay refers to Uruguayan pesos and not US dollars; people refer to US dollars by USD. Around 330 UYU = 10 USD (or 9 EUR).

The conference will take place at the Auditorio Torre de las Telecomunicaciones ANTEL, located in Calle Guatemala, 1075.

How to reach the venue in Montevideo from the Carrasco International Airport:

  • By bus, there are hourly connections, the trip takes approximately 40 minutes and the fare should $58). From the bus station in Montevideo there is another 1,5 km to reach the venue.
  • Other options include express buses ($181), shuttle vans ($400), taxis ($1200 to $1700)

Power sockets: the standard voltage is 220V and are of Type F, ensure to bring an adapter!

You might enjoy some time away from the keyboard! Visit the old city (Ciudad Vieja), where you can find restaurants, nightlife and the Mercado del Puerto; or maybe have a relaxing walk along one of the many beaches.

The average temperature in March should be around 23 °C (73 °F)

Transport options: most common options are taxis (don't forget to tip rounding up the fare a few pesos), remises (private cars) and local buses

Food ands restaurants: don't forget to tip at restaurants (10% of the bill is a reasonable choice).

Enjoy your time in Montevideo!

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