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Writing Python modules in Rust

180 minutes


Over the years we have many Python extensions written in Rust, for performance, safety/security being the primary reason. This workshop is meant for Python programmers (who may never touched Rust before) to try out writing a fully working extension with various features.

The speaker

Kushal Das

Kushal Das

Kushal Das is a public interest technologist working at Sunet ( where he helps to build secure and privacy focused tools and services. He is Cpython core developer & a director at the Python Software Foundation. He is also part of the core team of the Tor Project, and a long time contributor to Fedora Project. In 2004 he founded Linux Users’ Group of Durgapur. He also helps out journalists/activists with digital security trainings. He regularly blogs at