Past Meetup

Weekend Event - Gopher Gala in Philly

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Indy Hall

22 N 3rd St · Philadelphia, PA

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Please see the instructions at the door on how to enter Indy Hall

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Join us for a weekend of writing Go code with other Gophers in Philly as part of the Gopher Gala! Gopher Gala is a the world's first Go(lang) distributed hackathon in which thousands of hackers from all of the world will spend a weekend writing apps primarily in Go for prizes and fun. For more information, check out the Gopher Gala ( website.

This event is open to everyone with an interest in Go, no matter if you’re a beginner or an expert. Some prior programming experience is encouraged, however.

Please only register for this event if you are planning to attend the entire weekend, as space is very limited. Schedule:

Friday (Jan. 23rd) 6-9PM @ Indy Hall

Drink some beer, meet other folks and talk through your project ideas. We’ll go over some of the basics of Go so that you’re ready to go Saturday morning. If you aren't sure of what you want to do, we can get that taken care of here.

Saturday (Jan. 24th) 9AM-6PM @ Indy Hall

Code! Breakfast and lunch will be available.

Sunday (Jan. 25th) 9AM-6PM @ Indy Hall

Continue coding! At 4:30 we’ll get back together and show each other how far we’ve gotten. You’ll have until 8PM EST to submit your project. Afterward we’ll go to National Mechanics to celebrate.

Big thanks for Vistar Media ( for sponsoring!

NOTE: According to Gopher Gala FAQ ( you must register your team by January 20th.