The Linux Foundation Announces Keynote Speakers for WasmCon 2023

Global leaders in WebAssembly headline the inaugural event underscoring the vast potential of Wasm

SAN FRANCISCO, August 16, 2023  — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers for WasmCon, taking place September 6-7, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Washington. 

The inaugural WasmCon aims to unite developers, engineers, architects, and users interested in the latest deployments and use cases for WebAssembly (Wasm), to foster collaboration and education among Wasm users and developers, and to explore the potential of this powerful technology that is transforming the way applications are built and deployed.

Keynote speakers for WasmCon include: 

  • Chris Aniszczyk, Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
  • Brendan Burns, Corporate Vice President, Azure OSS and Cloud Native, Microsoft
  • Saúl Cabrera, Staff Developer, Shopify
  • Bailey Hayes, Engineering Director, Cosmonic
  • Tatsuya Kato, Chief Executive Officer, Midokura 
  • Dan Mihai Dumitriu, Chief Technology Officer, Midokura
  • Liam Randall, Chief Executive Officer, Cosmonic 
  • Emily Ruppel, Research Scientist, Robert Bosch LLC

The full schedule for WasmCon was announced on August 2 and encompasses a diverse array of programming, including keynotes, technical sessions, and interactive, hands-on workshops. Industry technologists will lead these discussions, covering a breadth of Wasm topics such as cloud, emerging technologies, tooling and ecosystems, real-world use cases, and security, among others.

Throughout this comprehensive two-day event, attendees will fully engage with the latest and most pertinent advancements within the Wasm domain. This includes gaining insights into practical use cases, adopting industry best practices, delving deep into technical details, and exploring emerging technologies.

WasmCon Schedule Highlights Include: 

In addition, WasmCon will also feature co-located events and workshops including:

  • Rust Global, a Rust Foundation event 
  • From Napkin Sketch to Running Your Apps at Scale hosted by Cosmonic 
  • Getting Started with Serverless WebAssembly and Spin hosted by Fermyon 
  • WEdge: Modernizing the Development of AI IoT Devices with WebAssembly-Based; Edge Virtualization Platform hosted by Midokura
  • Componentize the World Hackathon hosted by Bytecode Alliance

Registration for WasmCon is offered for US$499 now through August 23, which represents a savings of US$100. Special registration rates of US$199 are also available for hobbyists, academics, and students. Please view full details here

Members of The Linux Foundation can receive a 20 percent discount off registration by entering the code LFMEM20 when completing the registration form. 

Event Sponsors

WasmCon 2023 is made possible thanks to event sponsors including: 

  • Diamond: Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Cosmonic, Fermyon, and Midokura; 
  • Platinum: Microsoft Azure; 
  • Gold: Golem Cloud, NGINX Part of F5; and 
  • Our Community Partner Bytecode Alliance.

For information on becoming an event sponsor, click here or email

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Kristin O’Connell.

Social Media 

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #WasmCon. 


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