April Gophers

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1 Cousin Ln · London

How to find us

👕look for yellow t-shirts with the GLUG logo

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Hi London Gophers! 👋

You can stop holding your breath now, here's the one you were waiting for! We're back this month with yet another meet-up that we hope you'll all enjoy!

As usual, if you can't make it for the main event join us for social drinks after the main event or watch Live on our YouTube channel https://youtube.com/londongophers

Our host will ask attendees to sign this code of conduct:

Please be aware we will be checking names at the door and attendance is strictly limited. To make it fair to everyone we will start letting in people from the waitlist on a first come, first served basis from about 18:45 onwards until we reach max capacity. Please _bring your ID_. Apologies in advance if you don't make it in - please join us online for the live stream and in the pub afterwards! 🙏

🗣 Apu Chitnis - How to write a HTTP server from scratch in Go

In this talk, Apu will demystify some of the magic that surrounds networking by creating a HTTP server from scratch in Go. You'll learn some networking fundamentals, visit the highlights of the HTTP spec, and leave with an appreciation of Go's excellent net/http package.

🗣 ⚡️Paul Jolly - gopls + vim = govim

Want all the nice features of VSCode but in Vim8? gopls is the new Go language server that drives VSCode and Atom. In this talk we look at a new Vim8 plugin that is also backed by gopls. https://github.com/myitcv/govim

🗣 Matt Heath - Contexts in Context

The context type allows deadlines, cancelation signals, and other request-scoped values, to propagate through request chains and across API boundaries, but in practice how can these features be used? In this talk Matt will talk about how Monzo use the humble context to power a variety of features in their Go based microservice platform.


💼 Jobs Update! - We will be trialling a new approach to jobs - check our write up here: https://github.com/go-london-user-group/admin/tree/master/runbooks/jobs

🍻 Post Event Social - The Oyster Shed (1 Angel Ln, London EC4R 3AB)

https://tinyalias.com/april-social (2 min walk from Deliveroo)

If you can't make it to the main event (working late, stuck on the waitlist, that big date) please join all the attendees in the pub for some refreshments. It's a great place to socialise, discuss talks and just hang out with other Gophers 🤓.

📝Leave your feedback please - https://joind.in/event/go-london-user-group-april-gophers

🏆 Everyone attending the event will have a chance to win a JetBrains license valid for a year!

📣 If you'd like to give a talk at the future meetups, don't be shy, we are always looking for speakers and speaker mentors that want to share their adventures with Go. Do get in touch! We’ll be happy to support you and offer advice if needed 🙂.

📍 Host - Deliveroo http://deliveroo.co.uk
👏🏻 Sponsor - Deliveroo http://deliveroo.co.uk