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Go Programming Language: Hands-On Workshop

  • Jun 11, 2014 · 6:00 PM

Please RSVP on the Hack Boston site

Come learn Go - This Event is organized thanks to Abby Fichtner @HackerChick | Hacker in Residence at Harvard Innovation Lab and lead Hack Boston

To Register - "Go" Here

Hey devs - want to learn Go? Join us for this hands-on, learn-by-building workshop where Aditya Mukerjee will walk us through building projects in Go that show off it’s usage and capabilities and what makes Go an awesome language to build in.

We'll cover Go's design principles, programming environment and syntax, and help you understand when you may want to use Go over other languages. You'll leave with a working Go development environment with both standard and essential third-party libraries, as well as a couple of basic Go projects under your belt.

Join our workshop and you'll get to build: - a simple Go web app using the built-in standard libraries - a Go web scraper for some basic data analysis So bring your laptop with Go installed (see Homework below) and come ready to code! 6:00 - 6:30 (Optional) Pizza & we'll have some TAs on hand who can help if you had a problem setting up your dev environment 6:30 - 9:30 Workshop! Prerequisites

Open to all developers (Python, Ruby, Java, C/C++ or equivalent). We'll assume you already know how to code and focus on getting you familiar with the Go programming environment equickly.

To Register - "Go" Here

Homework (do before you arrive so we can get coding!)

1. Install the Go distribution:

2. Set your GOPATH (

Call for Volunteers! Know a little bit of Go or a similar language like Python and love helping others learn? We're looking for TAs who can go around and help people with basic questions. Go knowledge helpful but not required! If interested: email abby at hackerchick dot com. Thanks!

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  • Chris S.

    Just want to add that the community around Go is developing at a meteoric pace, and adoption by industry leaders is on track to make Go a viable next language if you're looking for one. It's concurrency primitives, simplicity, and toolchain make it, honestly, my favorite language. Highly recommend the event, and think it's well worth the $15 to attend. Let me know if you have any questions about the homework, it can be complicated (getting your environment variables set up correctly) but there's a lot of documentation online about it already. Depending on how it goes, there's a boston golang monthly meetup as well for those more interested.

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