Growing TypeScript and Rust

A1 | Fri 25 Jan | 10:40 a.m.–11:25 a.m.

Presented by

  • Jonathan Turner

    A long-time OSS fan, Jonathan helped bring open source to Microsoft as the Program Manager for the TypeScript team. Growing it from a small project to a popular tool for web development, he also helped create a blueprint for how Microsoft would later do open source. More recently, he's been working with the Rust team at Mozilla to help grow it from a research language to one of the top twenty programming languages.


In this talk, I'll cover how the TypeScript project grew from a small project to a popular web tool, and some of the bumps along the way. I'll also compare this with how Rust has changed and adapted since its 1.0 release. Lastly, I'll talk about how Rust's collaborative design works and how it helps to shape Rust's direction, and how other open source projects may be able to use similar techniques. Linux Australia: YouTube: