Neville is a South African chartered accountant who started programming and software development as a hobby in his high school days. These days he works in Data Engineering and software development, and has a keen interest in Rust and making things faster and stabler. He’s been “replacing all the things” with Rust, and consider myself a member of the Rust Evangelism Strike Force!
“Your train is arriving in between 20 to 90 minutes”. This is a reality for about 3 million train commuters in South Africa, who not only battle to commute daily, but are faced with a lack of accurate information and high uncertainty about their trains. This talk explores how we progressively use Rust to power crowd-sourcing of train delays, and are helping reduce the uncertainty of arrival times in our ailing train (and bus) services; all with little computing resources. We focus on how the Rust language and ecosystem helps us to create tools and services that run at scale and low cost.