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Jon Gjengset 🦀

Principal Engineer at Helsing and Author of Rust for Rustaceans

Jon is a Principal Engineer at Helsing and the author of Rust for Rustaceans. Before that, he owned the internal Rust build infrastructure at AWS. He is passionate about teaching (Rust and otherwise) and has published Rust live-coding and educational videos since 2018. He also co-hosts the podcast Rustacean Station. Jon started with Rust in 2015 when he built what eventually became his PhD thesis at MIT — a fast SQL database built from scratch in Rust. Outside of the world of programming, Jon is a Storyteller for the social deception game Blood on the Clocktower, and otherwise mostly sits around waiting for the next Rust conference.