title: GopherCon 2015 Roundup date: 2015-07-28 by:

  • Andrew Gerrand tags:
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  • gopher summary: Reporting from GopherCon 2015.

A few weeks ago, Go programmers from around the world descended on Denver, Colorado for GopherCon 2015. The two-day, single-track conference attracted more than 1,250 attendees—nearly double last year's number—and featured 22 talks presented by Go community members.

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Today the organizers have posted the videos online so you can now enjoy the conference from afar:

Day 1:

  • Go, Open Source, Community — Russ Cox (video) (text)
  • Go kit: A Standard Library for Distributed Programming — Peter Bourgon (video) (slides)
  • Delve Into Go — Derek Parker (video) (slides)
  • How a complete beginner learned Go as her first backend language in 5 weeks — Audrey Lim (video) (slides)
  • A Practical Guide to Preventing Deadlocks and Leaks in Go — Richard Fliam (video)
  • Go GC: Solving the Latency Problem — Rick Hudson (video) (slides)
  • Simplicity and Go — Katherine Cox-Buday (video) (slides)
  • Rebuilding Parse.com in Go - an opinionated rewrite — Abhishek Kona (video) (slides)
  • Prometheus: Designing and Implementing a Modern Monitoring Solution in Go — Björn Rabenstein (video) (slides)
  • What Could Go Wrong? — Kevin Cantwell (video)
  • The Roots of Go — Baishampayan Ghose (video) (slides)

Day 2:

  • The Evolution of Go — Robert Griesemer (video) (slides)
  • Static Code Analysis Using SSA — Ben Johnson (video) (slides)
  • Go on Mobile — Hana Kim (video) (slides)
  • Go Dynamic Tools — Dmitry Vyukov (video) (slides)
  • Embrace the Interface — Tomás Senart (video) (slides)
  • Uptime: Building Resilient Services with Go — Blake Caldwell (video) (slides)
  • Cayley: Building a Graph Database — Barak Michener (video) (slides)
  • Code Generation For The Sake Of Consistency — Sarah Adams (video)
  • The Many Faces of Struct Tags — Sam Helman and Kyle Erf (video) (slides)
  • Betting the Company on Go and Winning — Kelsey Hightower (video)
  • How Go Was Made — Andrew Gerrand (video) (slides)

The hack day was also a ton of fun, with hours of lightning talks and a range of activities from programming robots to a Magic: the Gathering tournament.

Huge thanks to the event organizers Brian Ketelsen and Eric St. Martin and their production team, the sponsors, the speakers, and the attendees for making this such a fun and action-packed conference. Hope to see you there next year!