Rust is a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety." But what is it like to program in a modern, low-level language? And what if you've never programmed in a language before and you have to get up to speed on it? Being a newcomer to Rust, I want to share my experiences with it. In this session, I'll talk about what it takes to learn a new language and the features and capabilities of Rust.