Presented by

  • Katie Bell

    Katie Bell
    @notsolonecoder
    https://katiebell.net/

    Katie's 10+ year career as a software engineer has been pretty darn fun. She helped develop Google Docs and later was on-call for some of Google's biggest cloud infrastructure as a Site Reliability Engineer. She solved some serious technical and operational challenges at Campaign Monitor as lead of the engineering productivity team, and she helped get education startup Grok Learning off the ground as their first employee. Today you'll find her freelancing for startups, as well as working on her own projects. Fluent in several programming languages, she's at home in both the web browser and deep in the cloud. She's been teaching programming to beginners for a long time, and is now an instructor at General Assembly.

Abstract

Turns out, the browser can run more than just JavaScript! Using WebAssembly we can compile and run other languages too! This talk is not so much about WebAssembly itself, but a practical example of running CPython in the browser using Pyodide. Join me to learn about Web Workers, postMessage, SharedArrayBuffer and how to make a synchronous Python processes play nicely with an asynchronous JavaScript UI.