Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Scheme in the Browser with Guile Hoot and WebAssembly

Guile Hoot is a free and open source WebAssembly toolchain and Scheme compiler that is opening doors for all programming languages to run within Wasm environments. The Guile Hoot project is being developed by the Spritely Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, as part of its mission to build the next generation of decentralized infrastructure for networked communities.

In this talk, I'll cover:

  • What is WebAssembly and why is it important?
  • How does Guile Hoot work? What Wasm 2.0 features have influenced its design, and how do these features simplify implementation of other high-level programming languages?
  • How might recent Wasm proposals further improve Wasm as a compilation target for high-level languages?
  • What features does Guile Hoot currently support, and what's next?
  • How you can get involved with these efforts?

Along the way, I'll show code examples and live demos of applications built with Guile Hoot.


Robin Templeton