Katherine is a computer scientist currently working at Canonical (of Ubuntu fame) on Juju, a cloud orchestration system. Her hobbies include software engineering, creative writing, Go (igo, baduk, weiquei), and guitar, all of which she pursues intermittently and with various levels of dedication.
Software Engineer at Canonical
Abhishek Kona works as an Engineer at Parse.com at Facebook. Previously Abhishek was an engineer at Flipkart.com India.
Engineer at Parse.com
Björn Rabenstein is a production engineer at SoundCloud and one of the main Prometheus authors. In his previous life, he was a SiteReliability Engineer at Google for many years. In yet another previous life, he was a scientist working on macromolecular modeling.
Production Engineer at SoundCloud
Blake is currently a backend developer at Kentik. Until recently, he was a developer at Fog Creek Software. Prior to that, he spent several years writing enterprise Java code. It wasn’t until Google I/O last year that he learned that his whole life was a lie. Once bitten by the gopher, there was no going back. When not coding in Go, he’s hardware hacking with a Raspberry Pi and a soldering iron.
A former lawyer and a self-taught programmer from the beautiful city of Singapore, Audrey became interested in the world of programming and computer science. She picked up front-end programming in April 2014 before learning Go as her first backend language in July 2014. She’s since moved to programming full-time as her career at Nitrous.IO.
Developer Evangelist at Nitrous.IO
Barak is a backend Go developer working on etcd for CoreOS and lead maintainer of Cayley.
Backend Developer at CoreOS and lead maintainer of Cayley
Kelsey Hightower Product Manager, Developer and Chief Advocate at CoreOS Kelsey has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech and enjoys leadership roles focused on making things happen and shipping software. Kelsey is a strong open source advocate focused on building simple tools that make people smile. When he is not slinging Go code you can catch him giving technical workshops covering everything from Programming, System Administration, and his favorite Linux distro (CoreOS).
Product Manager, Developer and Chief Advocate at CoreOS
Kevin is currently the Lead Architect at Timehop where he’s been employed for the past two and-a-half years. Before that Kevin worked at Gilt City and Goldman Sachs and thinks Go gets better and better the more he uses it.
Lead Architect at Timehop
Kyle Erf is a Kernel Tools Engineer at MongoDB in NYC, where he develops an internal continuous integration system and the tools that are bundled with the MongoDB database. When he’s not programming Go, he’s trying to get the high score on the Q*bert machine at the bar next to his apartment.
Engineer at MongoDB
Richard Fliam is the software engineering lead on Comcast VIPER’s Pillar linear packager. His experience includes real-time and big data applications, content delivery networks, video packagers, and embedded devices. He has contributed to MongoDB, Apache Storm, and The Apache HTTP Server. In addition to Go he has written production applications in C, Java, Python, and Clojure.
Software Engineer Lead on Comcast VIPER’s Pillar linear packager
Richard L. Hudson (Rick) is best known for his work in memory management including the invention of the Train, Sapphire, and Mississippi Delta algorithms as well as GC stack maps which enabled garbage collection in statically typed languages like Java, C#, and Go. He has published papers on language runtimes, memory management, concurrency, synchronization, memory models and transactional memory. Rick is a member of Google’s Go team where he is working on Go’s GC and runtime issues.
Engineer at Google
Sam Helman currently works as a software engineer at Flatiron Health. Before that, he worked at MongoDB, where he was part of the team that used Go to build a continuous integration system from scratch. When he’s not programming he spends his time reading, cooking and exploring New York City.
Software Engineer at Flatiron Health
Sarah started writing Go in August of 2013. She gets excited about tools that make things like code-consistency, tests and documentation more doable. Sarah is a big fan of Rob Pike’s. She hopes to shake his hand this year at Gophercon. If you are sitting next to Rob Pike, kindly let him know.
Software Engineer at Restless Bandit
Tomás’ journey with Go started at SoundCloud nearly 3 years ago. He is the author of Vegeta, an HTTP load testing tool and library written in Go. While not thinking about elegant solutions to large scale problems, computational or not, Tomás enjoys life in his home city: Berlin. Tomás works at Mesosphere now.
Software Engineer at Mesosphere and Author of Vegeta
Andrew Gerrand works on the Go Programming Language at Google Sydney. He has written dozens of articles about Go, and given many talks and workshops at conferences around the world. He is the co-author of A Tour of Go, and is the fourth most prolific contributor to the Go project. He is passionate about software quality, and believes Go is a unique tool for building reliable software at scale. Before Go and Google, Andrew wrote software for Internet companies.
Engineer at Google
Baishampayan “BG” Ghose is CTO/Co-founder at Helpshift, Inc. BG is a career functional programmer with exposure to a wide variety of programming languages and paradigms. His areas of interests are Semantics of Programming Languages, Distributed Systems, Software Design and the intersection of Software, Culture and Society.
Co-founder at Helpshift
Ben is an Open Source Go developer specializing in databases and distributed systems.
Open source Go developer in databases & distributed systems
Derek is the author of Delve an open source debugger for Go. A lover of open source software, Derek has contributed to many projects in Go and Ruby, and has contributed back to Go itself.
Engineer at Hashrocket
Dmitry Vyukov works as a programmer at Google. He works on dynamic testing tools for C/C++ and Go - Address/Memory/ThreadSanitizer, and on similar tools for Linux kernel. Active contributor to Go language, implemented scalable goroutine scheduler, network poller, parallel garbage collector, synchronization primitives, race detector and a bunch of other stuff. Dmitry is an expert in multithreading, concurrency and synchronization, author of a dozen of novel lock-free algorithms, holds Intel BlackBelt title.
Bug slaughterer at Google
Hana is a software engineer on the Go team at Google. Before joining the team, she worked on various internal Google projects for distributed tracing, large-scale cluster monitoring and alerting technologies.
Engineer at Google
Peter Bourgon is a distributed systems engineer who has seen things. He’s been a Go developer since day 1, and is very interested in seeing Go succeed as a business-systems language in the modern enterprise.
Engineer at Weaveworks
Engineer at Google
Russ Cox has worked on the Go programming language at Google since 2008. Before working on Go he developed Google’s Code Search, which let programmers grep through the world’s public source code; he wrote the search engine for the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences; and he hacked at Bell Labs on the Plan 9 operating system. He earned his AB and SM from Harvard in 2001 and his PhD from MIT in 2008.
Engineer at Google