This posting brings to a close the Go Advent series that started on December 1st. We’ve had some amazing posts from all around the Go community. We can’t thank our authors and contributors enough for the time and effort they expended creating and editing the articles. We hope everyone agrees that this is a tradition worth keeping!
GopherCon 2014 will be held in Denver, Colorado, USA on April 24th through April 26th, 2014 at the Marriot Denver City Center. You can register by visiting the GopherCon website. Don’t forget to book your hotel rooms using the special discount link which will guarantee you our discounted rates at the host hotel.
Our favorite conferences are single track. Everyone gets the same experience, and nobody has to make the tough decision on which awesome talk to skip. The trade-off is that we can only fill these two days with so many great talks before everyone’s heads explode from the information overload. We’re going to try having 30 minute talks at this innaugural GopherCon so that we can squeeze a few more talks into our days.
Over Seventy Proposals
We had over 70 formal responses to our call for proposals. Choosing a small handful of them was no easy task, so we engaged several members of the community to help. Each proposal was rated individually, then we chose the final list from among the highest rated proposals. That’s where things got more complicated. Many of the highest rated proposals were on similar topics. So we picked the highest rated talks in a broad group of categories in order to make the conference more interesting. We hope you’ll agree that the final list of talks is an impressive one.
This schedule is subject to change.
Thursday April 24th
Rob Pike : Keynote
Derek Collison : Building High-Performance Systems in Go - What’s New and Best Practices
Petar Maymounkov : The Go Circuit: Towards elastic computation with no failures
William Kennedy : Building an Analytics Engine using Go
Josh Bleecher Snyder : Embedded Go and Bluetooth Low Energy Hardware
Kelsey Hightower : Go for Sysadmins
Rob Miller : Data Snarfing with Go: A Heka Good Time
David Symonds : Gophers on a Plane: The story of Go on App Engine
Ben Johnson : Writing a High Performance Database in Go
Mitchell Hashimoto : Multi-Process Plugins Using Go RPC
Matt Reiferson : Spray some NSQ on it
Mike Gehard : Taking back the command line with Go
Brad Fitzpatrick : To Be Determined
Friday April 25th
Russ Cox : To Be Determined
Gustavo Niemeyer, Steve Francia : Painless data storage with MongoDB and Go
Peter Bourgon : Best practices for production environments
John Graham-Cumming : A channel compendium
Solomon Hykes : Making Docker GO: Why One of the Fastest Growing Open Source Projects Is Based on Go
Stephen McQuay, Fraser Graham : Writing and Debugging a Web-Based Multi-Player Game
Ron Evans, Adrian Zankich : Gobot: Go Powered Robotics and Physical Computing
Blake Mizerany : Little known tricks used in Go’s stdlib
Baron Schwartz : Building Database Applications with database/sql
Alan Shreve : Build your developer tools in Go
Richard Crowley : A State Machine Datastore in the Wild
Andrew Gerrand : Closing Keynote
Saturday April 26th
On April 26th, we have a room reseved with just one thing in mind: making it easy for you to spend time hacking, networking, talking, and having fun with your favorite Gopher friends. Maybe you’ll want to organize lightning talks in the morning? Maybe you’ll get together with the contributors to your Open Source project that you’ve never met in person? Whatever you do you’ll be spending the day with Gophers from across the globe!
Thank You To Everyone Who Submitted Talks
Submitting a proposal to a conference is a little intimidating, we know. We’d like to personally thank the 70+ people who submitted proposals to speak at GopherCon 2014. There’s no doubt that each of the proposals we received would have made a great talk. The breadth, depth, and quality of the proposals was amazing.
Thank You To The Reviewers
A special thank you to the community reviewers who helped us narrow down the 70+ proposals to a list of finalists. You each spent a lot of time going through these proposals, and we appreciate it!
The End, and the Beginning
This is the end of the 2013 Go Advent series. It’s been a ton of fun, and we hope you’ve all enjoyed the daily articles. Thank you to everyone who submitted articles, and to those who helped to format and edit them. Extra special thanks to Dave Cheney, who had his hands in almost every day’s article.
We enjoyed having a new article to read every morning in December, and we want to keep the momentum going. In January, we’d like to post a new article every Monday on the topic of “Distributed Computing”. If you have an article you’d like to write an article for one of the four weeks in January, get in touch with us! [firstname.lastname@example.org]