A Beginner's Look at Go

GDG Madison
Thu, Sep 13, 2018, 5:30 PM (CDT)

About this event

Go is a programming language which was first released in 2007. Designed mainly by the Unix philosophers (Ken Thompson and Rob Pike), Go selectively embraces some concepts from modern object-oriented languages while still inheriting characteristics from its ancestor, C. Consequently, Go is very opinionated and not many developers have adopted this technology as of today, but some big projects such as Docker and Kubernetes have.

We are introducing this language to you with a fair perspective (though it is awesome, in our opinion). We will walk through some basics of the language, its features, as well as controversies. We’ll introduce a few open-source projects to help you get started with Go.

The talk will be presented by GDG-Madison members Ross Larson and Yubing Hou.

Ross is a software developer and human being. He is a father of two and enjoys retro games and charts.

Yubing is a full-stack software engineer at Nexant by day, and a competitive ballroom dancer by night.

Doors open at 5:30; presentation starts at 6:00.

Golang Gopher image by By Renée French (http://reneefrench.blogspot.com) - http://golang.org/doc/gopher/