WasmEdge at WasmCon: Dive into Keynotes, Tech Talks, and a Hands-on Workshop

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WasmCon, the highly anticipated tech conference dedicated to WebAssembly (Wasm), is just a week away from September 6th to 8th! The WasmEdge community is thrilled to be a part of it! Our maintainers and community contributors have several talks and a hands-on workshop covering high-performance networking, AI Inference, LLM, serverless functions, and microservices.

If you are interested in Wasm technology or business use cases, do not miss these talks either in-person next week in Seattle or online later!

Workshop: High Performance Network Applications with Wasm

This workshop is sponsored by CNCF. Thanks, CNCF!

According to CNCF’s Wasm survey, the top 2 most wanted Wasm features are networking. In this hands-on tutorial, we will cover the two approaches for networking support in Wasm: through a host application framework or through an WASI-like extension. The audience will go through several exercises together to create high-performance non-blocking networking applications and microservices in Wasm.

Rust Global: Wasm and Rust in the world of LLM Applications

Rust Global is the first Rust Foundation-hosted gathering dedicated to the use of Rust in global leadership settings.

In this talk, we will discuss how to create Rust applications that run existing LLM model inference in Wasm sandboxes and create LLM plugins and end-user applications (eg Chatbot) using public and private LLM’s APIs. Compared to VM or Docker based solutions, Wasm applications are much lighter, faster and can be easily embedded into the LLM infrastructure.

WasmCon Keynote

CNCF CTO Chris Aniszczyk is going to unveil a brand new Wasm ecosystem landscape in his keynote. This landscape included 119 Wasm related projects in 11 categories, representing $59.4B in total business value. A member of the WasmEdge community, Vivian Hu, is the lead author and coordinator of this landscape.

WasmCon talk: Getting started with AI and WebAssembly

This is a joint talk with Angel De Miguel from VMware.

In this talk, Angel and Michael will have a deep dive into WASI-NN, the proposed standard for AI inference in Wasm applications. After the talk, you will be able to build and deploy your first AI/ML application using Wasm.

WasmCon talk: Wasm in ByteFaaS

This is a talk from Wilson Wang, a Research Engineer at Bytedance

Wilson will introduce the Wasm on Ray project, and how it powers the future of FaaS / serverless services in ByteDance. The project utilizes WasmEdge as the runtime for serverless functions.

WasmCon Talk: Dapr-Enabled Wasm Microservices

This is a joint talk with Yaron Schneider, CTO and Co-Founder at Diagrid and the Co-Creator of CNCF projects Dapr and KEDA.

Yaron and Michael will discuss why and how to use Dapr with Wasm-based microservices. Through a collaboration between the Dapr community and WasmEdge community, a new Dapr SDK allows Rust-based microservices to access 100+ Dapr sidecar services when they are compiled to Wasm and deployed in WasmEdge.

WasmCon talk: Kotlin/Wasm today and tomorrow

This talk is from Zalim Bashorov, Team lead at JetBrains.

Kotlin is a popular and modern programming language that is traditionally used on the client side. Kotlin/Wasm allows developers to write efficient and portable code that can be executed in any Wasm-enabled environment. It an important technology that will enable Kotlin adoption on the server side. WasmEdge is one of the very first Wasm runtimes to support the Wasm GC specification, which is prerequisite for running Kotlin compiled Wasm bytecode.

WasmCon talk: Develop Wasm applications with Docker

This talk is from Justin Cormack, CTO of Docker, and Angel De Miguel from VMware.

Docker Wasm allows developers to run Wasm workload as containers in Docker Desktop and CLI tools. WasmEdge is the very first Wasm runtime supported by Docker Wasm.

About WasmCon

WasmCon is the premier conference for technical developers and users interested in exploring the potential of WebAssembly. This two-day event will bring together leading experts, developers, and users from across the Wasm community.

WasmCon features a diverse range of sessions, workshops, and keynote speakers, all focused on providing attendees with the latest insights and best practices for working with Wasm. Whether attendees are interested in performance optimization, security considerations, or integrating Wasm into existing applications, there will be content for everyone.

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