Etiene is a Software Engineer and NLP researcher from Brazil, currently based in London.
She is a very active member in the Lua language community, having organised the Lua devroom on Fosdem, Lua Conf, the Lua community blog and been a mentor at Google Summer of Code for LabLua.
She loves traveling and languages, she is learning German and trying to decide which one to learn next.
This talk will present what makes Lua different from other scripting languages, the latest changes of the 5.3 version, the evolution of the Lua ecosystem, the LuaRocks package manager and show you why Lua is the next language to add to your skill set.
Lua is a very fast, elegant and powerful scripting language. It’s an excellent tool for robust applications or slim embedded systems and found a niche in game development with big names such as “Grim Fandango”, “World of Warcraft” and “Angry Birds”.
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