Mark Bates

Boston, MA


Mark Bates is a full stack web developer with over 18 years of experience building high quality scalable applications for companies such as Apple, USA Today, Klarna, and Palm. He has written three books, “Distributed Programming with Ruby”, “Programming in CoffeeScript”, and “Conquering the Command Line”. Mark has spoken at conferences around the world, has led user groups such as Boston Ruby and Boston Golang, and has helped to organize conferences such as GothamGo and GopherCon.

Mark is the co-founder of, a platform for connecting technical events with high quality content and speakers. Mark is also a partner at Gopher Guides, the industry leader for Go training and conferences.

In his spare time Mark leads development of the Go web framework Buffalo.

My Talks

A History of Programming and Other Such Ridiculous Things

Buffalo: Rapid Web Development in Go

Buffalo - The Go Web Framework (In-depth)

Butterfly in Reverse: From SOA to Monolith

Distraction Driven Development

Fighting GO FUD

GET /better

Getting to Know Go

Go Web: Start to Finish

Meet Go!

Pop Goes The Database!

(Re)Writing Rails in Go

Something on the Side

The Struggle of Mental Health in Tech

Understanding FUD