Lin Clark

Senior Principal Engineer @Fastly

Lin Clark is a Senior Principal Engineer at Fastly, focusing on WebAssembly. She is a co-founder of the Bytecode Alliance, which is building a vision of a future WebAssembly ecosystem that extends beyond the browser. Many people know her through her long-running series, Code Cartoons, which helps people make sense of various WebAssembly standards and the ecosystem's overall direction. She has also worked on web standardization and devtools at Mozilla, helped people understand the JS ecosystem at npm, and was a Drupal core module maintainer.

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WASI: A New Kind of System Interface

The system interfaces we use today were designed in the 70s and 80s to power the systems that were prevalent at that time. But increasingly what a "system" even is, is much more open-ended. They include distributed applications spanning the cloud and edge networks, tiny IoT devices scattered throughout our homes, or platforms that embed sandboxes to run untrusted code.  

With the WebAssembly System Interface, we’re building a new kind of system interface to better support these kinds of systems. And with this shift, new opportunities are opening up.

In this talk, I’ll walk you through what this means and share examples of opportunities that could be unlocked.


Tuesday May 18 / 10:00AM EDT (40 minutes)


WebAssembly Throughout the Stack


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