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GopherCon 2015

July 7th - 10th, 2015 in Denver, CO

GopherCon It's the largest event in the world dedicated solely to the Go programming language. It's attended by the best and the brightest of the Go team and community. Join us as 1,500 gophers converge on Denver, Colorado for 3 full days of talks, events, & hacking.

July 7th

Work Shop (Optional)

Optional workshop day. Workshops to be announced soon.

July 8th

Main Event (Day 1)

Featuring our first day of guest speakers talks and presentations.

July 9th

Main Event (Day 2)

Our second and last day of guest speakers talks and presentations.

July 10th

Hack Day (Optional)

Optional (but highly recommended) hack day. Socialize and work with your Go friends.

Keynote Speakers

We have the brightest in the industry to deliver opening and closing keynotes on both days.

Russ Cox

Russ Cox

Engineer at Google

Russ Cox has worked on the Go programming language at Google since 2008.

Robert Griesemer

Robert Griesemer

Engineer at Google

Robert Griesemer is a software engineer at Google, and one of the designers of the Go language.

Dmitry Vyukov

Dmitry Vyukov

Engineer at Google
Andrew Gerrand

Andrew Gerrand

Engineer at Google

Andrew Gerrand works on the Go Programming Language at Google Sydney.

Speakers

 

Baishampayan Ghose

Baishampayan Ghose

Co-founder at Helpshift
Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Open source Go developer in databases & distributed systems.
Derek Parker

Derek Parker

Author of Delve an open source debugger for Go
Hana Kim

Hana Kim

Software engineer on the Go team at Google.
Peter Bourgon

Peter Bourgon

Engineer at SoundCloud
Barak Michener

Barak Michener

Backend Developer at CoreOS and lead maintainer of Cayley
Kevin Cantwell

Kevin Cantwell

Lead Architect at Timehop
Kelsey Hightower

Kelsey Hightower

Product Manager, Developer and Chief Advocate at CoreOS
Rick Hudson

Rick Hudson

Rick is a member of Google's Go team where he is working on Go's GC and runtime issues.
Kyle Erf

Kyle Erf

Kyle Erf is a Kernel Tools Engineer at MongoDB
Sam Helman

Sam Helman

Software Engineer at Flatiron Health
Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams

Software Engineer at Restless Bandit
Richard Fliam

Richard Fliam

Software Engineer Lead on Comcast VIPER’s Pillar linear packager
Tomás Senart

Tomás Senart

Software Engineer and Author of Vegeta
Audrey Lim

Audrey Lim

Developer Evangelist at Nitrous.IO
Blake Caldwell

Blake Caldwell

Developer, Fog Creek Software
Katherine Cox-Buday

Katherine Cox-Buday

Software Engineer at Canonical
Abhishek Kona

Abhishek Kona

Engineer at Parse.com
Björn Rabenstein

Björn Rabenstein

Production Engineer at SoundCloud

Schedule


9:00am - 5:00pm Location: TBD
Go Bootcamp
William Kennedy Ardan Labs

The Go Bootcamp is a 1 day class providing a comprehensive and idiomatic overview of the Go programming language. We will cover topics ranging from language syntax, Go's approach to object-oriented semantics, concurrency, channels and more. This class is great for anyone wanting to get a jump start on learning Go or wanting to understand more about the language and internals!

Teacher: William Kennedy (@goinggodotnet)
William Kennedy works in Miami, FL as a managing partner at Ardan Studios: a mobile, web and systems development company. He is also the co-author of the book Go In Action, the author of the blog GoingGo.Net and the organizer for Miami's Go and MongoDB meetups.


The Go Bootcamp is an all day workshop to get you up and running with Go provided by Ardan Labs. Tickets for this workshop can be purchased at an additional cost.

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9:00am - 10:45am Location: TBD
Exploring Go's Utility Ecosystem
Kevin Gillette

Discover the full breadth and depth of the Go development and analysis tools available today. We will explore the go tool, golint, oracle, profiling, and various other utilities that will bolster your efficiency and capabilities as a developer. If you know the language and libraries but haven't had time to peruse the toolchain, this is a great opportunity to learn about what you've been missing!

Teacher: Kevin Gillette (@kevingillette)
Kevin is an experienced software engineer that has enthusiastically used Go since 2012 to develop efficient, high-reliability backend systems. With a focus on breadth of knowledge, Kevin has expertise in a variety of languages and platforms, a firm grounding in theory, as well as a keen interest in computing history.

11:00am - 12:45pm Location: TBD
Working with Data in Go
Cory LaNou InfluxDB

Working with data is a core component of many applications, and Go has great support for working with many different types of databases. In this workshop, we will cover the use of MongoDB to store and retrieve data with the mgo driver. Following this, you will learn best practices for building packages and apps that work with and expose data from any database.

Teacher: Cory LaNou (@corylanou)
Cory LaNou is a full stack web developer and entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience. After 11 years of being a successful serial entrepreneur, he has joined the InfluxDB team, working on building an open source time series database written in Go. He is active in the Go community, leading the Denver Gophers meetup, as well as mentoring students in his free time.

1:30pm - 5:00pm Location: TBD
HTTP - Web Apps and APIs
Mark Bates, Jeremy Saenz

The Go standard library provides a lot of great utility for building web applications and APIs, but it can sometimes it can be difficult to figure out how to build things the “right” way. In this two part workshop Jeremy and Mark will walk you through build web applications and APIs using the standard library and a few third party packages to make building applications fun and easy. Over the two parts Mark and Jeremy will build a web application with an Angular front-end that talks JSON to Go. Middleware, rendering, error handling, routing, testing, and more will covered.

Teacher: Mark Bates (@markbates)
Mark Bates is the founder and chief architect of the Boston, MA based consulting company, Meta42 Labs. Mark spends his days focusing on new application development and consulting for his clients. At night he writes books, raises kids, and occasionally he forms a band and "tries to make it". Mark is the author of three books, "Distributed Programming with Ruby" (2009), "Programming in CoffeeScript" (2012), and "Conquering the Command Line" (2014). He also runs the weekly Golang screencast site, www.metacasts.tv.

Teacher: Jeremy Saenz (@codegangsta)
Jeremy, AKA Code Gangsta, is a fellow Gopher, author, speaker and screencaster. You have probably heard about one of his open source projects like Martini, Negroni, Gin, CLI and others. Jeremy is also the voice behind GopherCasts.io and loves teaching people about technology through his programming screencasts.


This track is a series of highly focused workshops to further your Go knowledge by using Go in practice. They are taught by a number of renowned community members and provided by Ardan Labs.. Tickets for this workshop can be purchased at an additional cost.

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Hampton Inn

$169.00 / night, plus tax

550 15th Street,
Denver, CO 80202

Tel: 800.445.8667
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$179.00 / night, plus tax

550 15th Street,
Denver, CO 80202

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$189.00 / night, plus tax

1400 Welton Street,
Denver, CO 80202

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$199.00 / night, plus tax

1405 Curtis Street,
Denver, CO 80202

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$205.00 / night, plus tax

1420 Stout Street,
Denver, CO 80202

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