Frequently Asked Questions

Just because a conference is virtual, does not mean it's without expenses. While an open source project is free for example, we all know that doesn’t mean there were not costs to produce it. In theory, we would love for this conference to be free, but simply put, we are paying for it out of our own pockets by utilizing our own work hours to plan and execute a conference instead of focusing on our day jobs. When you buy an in-person conference ticket, part of that cost is to pay for the planning and execution. This conference is no difference.

Gopher Guides, a Go training company, is the creator of this conference. While we had the initial idea, no conference is successful without the support of the community and sponsors!

With COVID-19 affecting gatherings around the globe, the majority of conferences in the first two quarters of 2020 have been cancelled or postponed. Additionally, since Gopher Guides is a Go training company, not only did all of our sponsored workshops for these conferences cancel, but in-person training did as well for the foreseeable future. In response to these circumstances, we pivoted our business strategy and organized a virtual conference instead. This conference allows us to bring Go content to the community during this unprecedented time of nearly a complete global shutdown, while shoring up our business so we can continue bringing workshops and in-person training to the community when the time is right again in the future.

Yes and no. We plan on releasing the opening and closing keynote, as well as a couple other talks to be determined after the conference. Why? Simple, if we release it all to the public for free there is less reason to attend the conference.

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Includes admission for all talks, real time discussions, and early access to all recorded videos. View the agenda.

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At the heart of Machine Learning is the model’s code, but it only accounts for a fraction of the overall code of a production system and the rest is the infrastructure needed to power and utilize it. In this workshop, we will focus on the infrastructure of a Machine Learning application written in Go and integrate the systems needed to deploy a ML model at scale.

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At the 'edges' of your program (e.g. when interacting with other services) you will use serialization to send and receive data. Working efficiently with serialization will make your interfaces more flexible, will save you money on CPU & bandwidth and free you to focus on writing business value code.

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Whether you are just getting started in Go or have been writing Go code for a couple years, this class will make sure you have what you need to write simple, quick, robust tests. We will start with the basics and introduce table driven tests. Then we'll work through advanced concepts such as testing asynchronous code as well as mocking and injecting code. We’ll finish up with example tests and code coverage. We believe in a hands-on approach to learning, so be ready to write a lot of tests!

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This course is tailored to developers learning Go for the first time or having less than one year of Go development experience. This workshop will cover practical, daily Go fundamentals. Starting with the language fundamentals, students will move into interfaces and how they lend to embedding and composition in Go. We will finish up with an overview of concurrency in Go.

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This course was designed to take experienced Go developers and walk them through how to use all the Go tooling to make your code perform better. We will start with a complete look at benchmarking from start to finish. Then a walk-through of the profiling tools will be presented. Students will finish up by learning about common optimizations in Go. After learning about these optimizations, you will be able to apply this knowledge to your own code to identify performance issues.