GoLab 2020

Virtual October 19, 2020, October 25, 2020

Tags: Go, Golang, Golab, Develer

CFP closed at  August 23, 2020 21:59 UTC

GoLab is an all-round conference on Go programming which began in 2015. It is organized by Develer, a software house based in Florence, Italy.

This year GoLab will go virtual for the first time, from October 19 to October 25, 2020. In this edition you will find talks and training sessions. Each talk will be divided in two independent parts of 20 minutes each. The training session will be longer and focused on practical case studies. The training sessions will be composed of three independent parts of 60 minutes each. Each part will be further divided in 45 minutes of training and 15 minutes of Q&A.

CFP Description

Since this year the conference will go virtual, we require our speakers to present original contents.

We will accept the following kinds of talks:

  • 40 minutes talks
  • 3 hours training sessions

The structure of the talks and trainings this year, with the online conference, has been modified to facilitate the participation and attention of all.


A talk is a 40 minutes presentation, divided into two 20 minutes parts, with a small question and answer session at the end of each part. A talk is usually given with slides or some sort of live coding. During a talk, the audience is not expected to do anything besides listening and/or taking notes.

Training Sessions

A training session is a more practical talk, where the speaker can involve the audience in a hands-on session about a topic/technology. The presenter may ask the attendees to prepare a setup (special equipment, tools, pre-installed programs, etc.) in advance. The 3-hour speeches, will be divided into 3 mini-sessions of 45 minutes to perform the practical activities and 15 minutes of Q&A to see the solution and questions. To ensure a good interaction between mentor and participants, we suggest a participation of no more than 20 people.


If your proposal is about a talk, we require the speaker to have proper audio and video equipment suitable to pre-record the talk that will be streamed during the conference. We also require the speaker to have a network connection suitable for the live Q&A session at the end of the streamed talk. If this can be a problem, please contact us to have more information. Instead, for a training session, we require the mentor to have a proper audio and video equipment, alongside a good quality network connection to carry out the 3 hours live training session.


You can submit proposals on any subject among the following topics, or propose new ones related to the Go programming language world for subjects which are not listed. GoLab is open to any topic that is related to the Go programming language, but for this edition we picked out four main areas that we consider of particular interest for the conference participants. The areas are Cloud, Patterns, Ecosystem and Devices. Proposals may be theoretical, or practical case studies. Cross-topic proposals are also welcome. Here are the topics we have selected:

  • Cloud
    • Microservices
    • Orchestration
    • Monitoring
    • Databases
    • IoT
  • Ecosystem
    • Runtime
    • Modules
    • Tooling & libraries
    • Debugging & profiling
  • Devices
    • Bare metal, embedded & mobile
    • WASM
    • Cybersecurity
  • Practical Experiences
    • Case studies
    • Best practices
    • Go upstream contributions
    • Tools & practices for remote work

Besides the usual talks, we would also like to offer:

  • Training Sessions
    • Tutorials (step by step intros to something)
    • Case studies (in-depth analysis of practical experiences)

If you work in these areas, you are an expert in a particular technology, or feel you can say something interesting on one or more of the topics listed above, go ahead: propose a talk!

If you’ve got a particularly interesting talk that doesn’t target one of the proposed topics, feel free to submit it anyway and we’ll be happy to consider it.

Send your proposal

In order to send the proposal, you need to fill in the online form with an abstract and the required data. Everything will be quickly reviewed by the staff and you will eventually receive feedback to ensure the best possible experience. If you are a Go maintainer or an active contributor you can contact us directly and we may organize something cool for the conference together. Let’s make a great conference together!

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