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Gopher Gala 2016

  • Jan 23, 2016 · 10:00 AM
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You are cordially invited to the Gopher Gala.

The Gopher Gala is the world's first Go(lang) distributed hackathon. Showcase your skills and compete for prizes against the best Go developers from around the world.

Join us at the new BitX office in Cape Town on Saturday and Sunday where we will be hosting a local HQ for the Gopher Gala. This event will be for those participating in the Gopher Gala and those who would like to meet and learn from other Go developers.

For more info about the Gopher Gala visit

Please register for the gala at

If you don't have any teammates or don't know what to build for the gala, don't worry. Come along anyway and we'll figure it out on the day. Shese are some of the projects you can work on:

• Bitcoin trading bot
• Telemetry system
• Bitcoin-powered solar electricity grid
• Wifi access point that allows you to pay by the minute with Bitcoin
• Content paywall that allows you to read the rest of an article

The full event starts at 3am on Saturday morning and lasts for 48 hours. We will only be hosting this event during certain times of the day.


• BitX will be open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th Jan

• There will be experienced Go devs to bounce ideas off

• Snacks and drinks will be provided

• Bring your laptop, ideas and enthusiasm!

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  • Alex

    What a great bunch of people! Thank you to everyone who joined and participated :) There are some photos on the G+ event page (feel free to add more if you have)

    1 · January 25, 2016

  • Zander R.

    It was really cool. Got to meet some awesome individuals and learn some nifty tricks.

    1 · January 25, 2016

  • Pretty

    Awesome, learnt a lot on it and it wasn't like I am new on golang. I could be glad if I can be exposed in golang projects

    1 · January 24, 2016

  • Pretty

    It was wonderful, great experience working around professional developers

    1 · January 24, 2016

  • Alex

    It's the Gopher Gala this weekend! Don't worry if don't have a team/project for the hackathon, we have a number of projects on the go, including: a Bitcoin trading bot, a telemetry system, a "Bitcoin-powered solar electricity grid" and more!

    January 21, 2016

    • Lebo

      Hi Alex...I'm new at the event...and seem to be lost. I'm stand right in front of 33loop street Cape Town and nothing is happening here. Please can you advise on a land mark or where I should go

      January 23, 2016

    • Alex

      Hey Lebo, sorry about that, we're hiding from the heat inside ;) Glad you found us!

      January 23, 2016

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was so excited for this, unfortunately something came up and I can't make it :( Looking forward to the next meetup though!

    January 22, 2016

  • Hiren

    I won't be in town, will there be a livestream I can tune into? Or a hangout I can join and say hi at :)

    January 9, 2016

    • Alex

      That's unfortunate, Hiren. Maybe we could open up a hangout on the projector at some point over the weekend to catch up with those that can't make it in person :)

      1 · January 9, 2016

  • Aaron S.

    Would it be okay if I popped in sometime during one of the afternoons just to have a look/watch others code ? If so, should I still register on ? Thanks :)

    January 8, 2016

    • Alex

      Hey Aaron! It'll definitely be fine for you to just pop around. No need to register then, but I can't guarantee you won't get stuck into an exciting project and have to forfeit the prize! :p

      1 · January 9, 2016

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