20 August 2014
What happens in Portland in July? OSCON! At
this year's conference, Go was more present than ever before, with five talks,
two workshops, a
Birds of a Feather
session, and a meetup.
Matt Stine talked about his experience switching
from Java to Go with
A recovering Java developer learns Go
while Steve Francia presented
Painless Data Storage with MongoDB and Go.
Steve also presented
Go for Object Oriented Programmers,
where he explained how some object oriented concepts can be implemented in Go.
Finally, Josh Bleecher Snyder talked about his
experience writing tools to work with Go source code in
Gophers with hammers,
and Francesc Campoy talked about all the things
that could have gone wrong and what the Go team did to prevent them
Inside the Go playground.
At the beginning of OSCON's workshop day, Steve Francia presented how to build a
web application and a CLI tool during
Getting started with Go to a big
room full of Gophers.
In the afternoon, Chris McEniry gave his
Quick introduction to system tools programming with Go where he went over some useful skills to
write system tools using Go and its standard library.
To take advantage of the increased Gopher population in Portland during OSCON, we
organized two extra events: the first PDXGolang
meetup and a
Birds of a Feather session.
At the meetup Francesc Campoy talked about
Go Best Practices and
Kelsey Hightower gave a great
introduction to Kubernetes,
a container management system for clusters written in Go by Google. If you live
in Portland, make sure you join the group and come
along to the next meeting.
The "Birds of a Feather" (or, more aptly, "Gophers of a Feather") was a lot of
fun for everyone involved. We hope to see more of you there next year.
Thanks to all the gophers that participated in OSCON. After the successes of
this year we look forward to more Go fun at OSCON 2015.