It is done! My dissertation is finally complete. So if you always wanted an in-depth account of my research on Rust (and more), you can go read my dissertation. With its almost 300 pages, it should keep you busy for a while. ;)
This also means that after more than six years, my time as a PhD student has come to an end—in fact, I was a student for more than 10 years and that time is also over. What a strange feeling.
To make this even stranger, hardly anything will actually change right now. Due to the pandemic, my plans of changing cities (continents even) have been postponed. The most immediate effect is that I can finally switch from writing and editing to more technical work (in particular, work that does not involve dealing with LaTeX…). I have been looking forward to this for quite some time now. I’ll be looking into some topics that I have not worked on so far, so there will be lots of reading and learning and that is all very exciting. But don’t worry, I will also still be doing Rusty things.
I am not sure what the next 10 years will bring, but they will have a really hard time to surpass the previous 10, and that is mostly thanks to the wonderful people around me. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported me on this journey and made it the time of my life. :-)