Online / 5 & 6 February 2022


Colin Finck

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Colin Finck is a German Software Engineer with 15 years of experience in low-level and open-source software development. He joined the ReactOS Project in 2007 to dig deep into Windows internals and held various roles in Kernel & User Mode Development, Release Engineering, System Administration, and Project Management over the years. In 2017, Colin Finck got in touch with the Rust programming language as part of his Master's Thesis. He managed to port the HermitCore Unikernel from C to Rust in a couple of months, with a result that is shorter, easier to maintain, and less prone to bugs. Driven by this success, Colin fully embraced the Rust language, uses it for new projects wherever possible, and encourages you to do the same :) His current work attempts to bring the ReactOS and Rust worlds closer together.

Apart from software development, Colin has also co-founded ReactOS Deutschland e.V. in 2009, a German non-profit organization to support the ReactOS Project legally and financially. He currently serves as one of its Board members.



Title Day Room Track Start End
Implementing the NTFS filesystem in Rust
Reusable code from firmware level up to user-mode
Saturday M.misc Miscellaneous 17:00 18:00