I attended the first-ever WebAssembly Summit this week. It had a very distinct feel to it than other more established conferences I have been to. It had a single track and happened on a single day. A lot of contributors/early adopters were in the room, and the speakers geared toward them. I went there to find compelling use cases that could be applied to my day-to-day work, but I wasn’t able to achieve that, which tells me the technology is still in the early adopter phase.
In April, I am giving a talk in front of the largest audience in my experiences so far. It is honestly terrifying, so I will give it my 100%. This guide from Chris Anderson, the TED organizer, says a compelling narrative is the most important.
An online trivia service that was so hot just a couple years ago shut down. I still remember how envious my team was of the service when I was at an online community startup. Consumer-facing services are a tough business.
The event was the first WebAssembly conference. It had a single track and happened on a single day. A lot of contributors/early adopters were in the room and the topics were geared toward them. I went there to find interesting use cases that could be applied to my day-to-day work but I wasn’t able to achieve that.
Here are my notes from the conference. I am no expert with WebAssembly so my notes may be incorrect:
Opening Keynote: WebAssembly: Building a new kind of ecosystem – Lin Clark
WebAssembly on Web is portable and secure.
WebAssembly on Server may lose security if we are not careful.
Currently in Node.js ecosystem, there is no sandbox to secure the system from 3rd party codes
Example: electron-native-notifier. A Bait and Switch scheme to steal bitcoins
The number of malicious code has doubled from 2017 to 2019