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What I've Learned from Go kit

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Ross McFarlane will be joining us to talk about Go kit!

Go kit ( is a microservices toolkit for Go. It provides some useful tools for building RPC-ish services in a modern environment, and gently encourages sensible architecture.

In this talk, I'm going to introduce Go kit by building a simple service (live demo!), and discuss some of the ways Go kit has taught me to write better Go.

About Ross (
I've been working with Go for a couple of years now, in a mixture of environments. I've put a handful of Go kit services into production, and have made a couple of contributions to the Go kit project. I've recently joined Form3 Financial Cloud.

Additionally, slots will be available for lightning talks if you'd like to practise a presentation, try out some ideas or share something you've been working on recently. Lightning talks should be kept to 5 minutes or less. There's no need to reserve a slot for these talks, but if you'd like to discuss it please reach out!


6.00pm - 6:30pm: Beer & Pizza
6:30pm - 7:00pm: What I've Learned from Go kit - Ross McFarlane[masked]pm: Break/Change over[masked]pm: Lightning talks
8pm onwards: More beer and socializing

TramshedTech ( are once again our awesome hosts for the evening! If you're looking for co-working space in Cardiff it's a good way to get a feel for what they have going on.

Methods ( are sponsoring our learning fuel (beer & pizza!) so massive thanks to them! If you want to know a bit more about what Methods do, have a chat to Eleanor Deal ( on the night.