November 23, 2023: R and Rust, like a match made in heaven with Andrés Felipe Quintero

In the realm of data science and engineering, the quest for efficiency, performance, and scalability is never-ending. Join us for an enlightening journey into the symbiotic relationship between R and Rust, two seemingly disparate languages that harmonize to empower data scientists and engineers in their quest for excellence.

Our speaker, Andrés Quintero, introduced us to R+Rust. Andrés, an enthusiastic software engineer hailing from Colombia, boasts over 5 years of dedicated experience in the realm of data. Presently, he’s a key member of the team at Ixpantia and his mission revolves around optimizing data science and engineering practices for greater efficiency, speed, and simplicity. With an unwavering belief in the transformative potential of Rust, Andrés envisions a world where this versatile language opens up new horizons for data teams worldwide.

Some of the topics he talked about:

  1. How R and Rust complement each other
  2. Building high performance R packages with Rust
  3. R and Rust in microservice architectures