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.