Go Northwest

Seattle, WA July 30, 2018

Tags: Go, Seattle

CFP closed at  May 31, 2018 20:05 UTC


Welcome to the inaugural year of Go Northwest!

Go Northwest is the Pacific Northwest’s community driven conference devoted to the Golang language. Go Northwest will be held at the Seattle Center with easy access to public transit. We are anticipating attendance from 200-300 people from the Go community.

Our attendees are software developers who write in Go, whether in personal projects or in their job, technical team leads, language developers, and new members of the Go community. Fun, quirky talks and audience participation are encouraged.

Go Northwest seeks to build a community with our neighbors from all around the PNW, from Vancouver to Oregon, Washington to Montana.

CFP Description

We welcome speakers from all backgrounds, any experience level, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, and religion, as diversity makes our event better.

What has your experience been like with Go that has made you excited, frustrated, awed, and disappointed? Are there any language ‘tricks’ you’ve picked up, or conversely bad habits you’ve had to shake? What about Go’s open source community? Did you create a nifty IOT device using Go?

What’s your perspective?

New speakers are encouraged to apply. You don’t need prior experience talking at a conference to be able to craft a great session.

Checkout Gophercon (youtube), Gotham Go (youtube) or Strangeloop (youtube) if you need inspiration.


Please state the level of experience your target audience should be, and the length of your talk.

  • Beginner/intermediate/advanced
  • 2 x 45 minute keynotes
  • 4 x 30 minute slots
  • 10 x 10 minute lightning talks
  • Q&A at speaker’s discretion
  • No sales pitches please

Please note if you will need any special equipment for demonstrations or accessibility. Be sure to provide links to any videos/slides of a previous speaking engagement! Are you a member of an underrepresented community?

All presenters will receive a free ticket to the conference. Speakers who have already purchased tickets will have their ticket refunded or reimbursed. Let us know if you need help paying for costs to attending/traveling for the conference and we’ll see what we can do. We hope this will not deter you from submitting a proposal.

Final selection will be done by the organizing committee.

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