GopherCon Europe is back for year 3!
After two amazing years in Europe’s far north and south, the 2020 edition of GopherCon Europe will materialize right in the heart of Central Europe, the vibrant tech and art and music hub of Berlin.
The conference will take place at Festsaal Kreuzberg, a wonderful culture and event location at the Arena event site in the district of Kreuzberg, one of Berlin’s most interesting neighbourhoods and home to many tech & art events.
The venue has the famous Berlin charm, combining brick style architecture, with the interior of a Berlin club and a beer garden.
Join 600 Gophers from around the world for several brilliant pre-conference workshops, 2 days of dual-track talks alongside a special additional vintage track, followed by a great community day.
This year we are hosting the European Go Contributors Summit!
The conference will be directly followed at the same venue by the SRE conference CloudNein.
Get ready for 4 days of Go:
23/04 - Pre-Conference Workshops Day
24/04 - Talks Day (Dual Track + Vintage Track)
25/04 - Talks Day (Dual Track + Vintage Track)
26/04 - Community Day
The talks for GopherCon Europe have no specific theme or agenda, besides being related to the Go language, or generally interesting to a room full of Go programmers.
Successful talks tend to have a coherent narrative, be delivered by a passionate speaker, and leave the audience with concrete lessons to take back home to their friends and colleagues. Based on prior conferences, the audience will be a mix of Go beginners, intermediate users, and experts. The median attendee has 1-2 year of experience.
Vintage track is our newest addition this year!
We’d like to hear about how experience with Go’s ancestor languages affected your Go experience, what good and bad things did Go take or leave out from other language, Go’s ancestors and so on.
Go is mostly in the C family (basic syntax), with significant input from the Pascal/Modula/Oberon family (declarations, packages), plus some ideas from languages inspired by Tony Hoare’s CSP, such as Newsqueak and Limbo (concurrency). However, it is a new language across the board. In every respect the language was designed by thinking about what programmers do and how to make programming, at least the kind of programming we do, more effective, which means more fun.
We’re looking for speakers from all levels of experience. First time speakers are very welcome!