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GoSF - Two Top Go Developers Share Code

What do you get when you get a bunch of Go developers in a room?

The first GoSF meetup!

On Wed, April 18th, two top Go developers will show code and explain some of the why behind what they're doing.

Brad Fitzpatrick and Blake Mizerany have both built high-performance systems using Go. They'll use code examples to point out key aspects of the language and explain how Go plays into their algorithms and approaches.


  • Brad Fitzpatrick, Google Go Team
  • Blake Mizerany, Heroku
  • Travis Reeder (host)


7:00-7:30 Networking/Food/Drink

7:30-7:40 Every Day Carry (sharing/comparisons of dev stacks)

7:40-8:00 Go code 1

8:10-8:30 Go code 2

8:30-8:50 Group discussion

8:50-9:00 Wrap

(timing/format is pretty loose)

About the Speakers

Brad Fitzpatrick is on the Go Team at Google. He's been at Google since 2007 working on Social Graph API, PubSubHubbub, WebFinger, Android, and more. Prior to that he founded Danga, created LiveJournal, authored memcached and did a load of stuff at SixApart (OpenID, djabberd, ....) Why Go: "It's refreshingly simple and productive. Makes me giddy about writing code again after years of hating the major trade-offs between different languages."

Blake Mizerany is researcher, developer, and distributed systems architect at Heroku. He's a co-author of Doozer, a highly-available, consistent data store written in Go that makes recovering from failures in distributed systems easy. He is also the creator of Sinatra and in addition to Go, speaks Ruby, Erlang, JavaScript, C, C++, and more.

Location and Event Sponsor

160 Spear St Suite 1000
San Francisco

Note: Enter via Main St.

Please RSVP so your name is on the list for the lobby.

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  • Danver B.

    Envjoyed it.

    April 20, 2012

  • Darrell K.

    i feel a bit inadequate after hearing brad. perhaps one day i will able to write vnc servers just for fun. very enlightening though! please, pretty please (with sugar on top!) get mr. pike at the next meetup!

    April 20, 2012

  • Jim L.

    Great opportunity to see and discuss code and development issues.

    April 19, 2012

  • Jon C.

    It was more fun that going to a movie. Very cool way to spend an evening.

    April 19, 2012

  • Tony C.

    awesome. Need more beer and pizza next tme

    April 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really looking forward to the next one

    April 19, 2012

  • Travis R.

    Join the discussion online at Google+ hashtag #gosf

    April 18, 2012

  • Hampton C.

    Looking forward to hosting tonight! Please make sure and note that you enter the building on Main Street after hours! The Spear Street entrance is closed up after 7pm. Sign in at the desk and come up to the 10th floor!

    April 18, 2012

  • Oswald C.

    Some Google Go graphics eye-candy code samples:

    April 15, 2012

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