This talk will explore Rust, a systems level programming language aiming to replace C and C++, through the guise of a real world scenario of finding and fixing bottlenecks in your everyday code. We will discuss how Rust's focus on speed, safety, and concurrency make it the ideal language to drop into when your regular code (Python, Ruby, JS, C#, etc) gets a case of the molasses.

Hopefully one will leave this talk with the knowledge that systems level programming doesn't have to be scary along with a desire to dive into learning Rust.