December Golang meetup

GDG Berlin Golang
Wed, Dec 5, 2018, 7:00 PM (CET)

About this event

Hello Gophers,
Merry Christmas!

It's time to wrap up the year and plan for the next one, and for this year - Santa Claus arrived early and brought along a very special guest all the way from Florida: Brian Ketelsen!
Hence also the date change from December 4 to December 5 :)

If you'd like to give a talk - submit your proposals here:

If you'd like to suggest topics for the fishbowl session - submit your topic here:

If you have more ideas - talk to us at the Gophers slack: in the #berlin channel, and follow us on twitter:


19:00-19:25 Networking over drinks and pizza

19:25-19:30 Welcome words

19:30-20:00 Baur: a Go build tool for monorepos - Fabian Holler (Simplesurance)

20:00-20:30 Announcements, HR lost & found, break

20:30-21:00 tinyGo, a Go compiler for microcontrollers - Brian Ketelsen (Microsoft, Gophercon)

21:00-end Networking


Fabian Holler
Fabian develops Go services and enhances the CI system at Simplesurance . He especially likes to work on low-level Linux applications. Go, C and Python are the languages of his choice. In the past he contributed to the RTRlib and IBNBD open source projects.

Brian Ketelsen
Brian is probably most widely known for his role in the Go community: co-organizing Gophercon, co-hosting the GoTime.FM podcast, and co-authoring Go in Action for Manning Press. He's been programming since he was 10, starting on a TI-99 4A. His broad background includes roles as a DBA, Developer, CIO, and nearly everything in-between. Brian built his first custom Linux distribution in 2007, which was used by colleges and companies like IBM to make developing with Ruby on Rails easier. Biggest contribution to Open Source: SkyDNS, which powers service discovery in Kubernetes.


Simplesurance is an established Insurtech company, which is already more than 6 years on the market. It operates internationally and develops innovative cross-selling solutions for eCommerce shops to combine traditional insurance industries with fast-paced digital business. Additionally, simplesurance offers to all customers (for now only in Germany) an innovative digital broker service to manage all of their insurances on their smartphones, easy and completely paperless.

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