What we're about

London Gophers (https://gophers.london), aka Go London User Group (GLUG), is a London-based community for anyone interested in the Go programming language.

London Gophers provides opportunities to:

- Discuss Go and related topics
- Socialise with friendly people who are interested in Go

We want London Gophers to be a diverse and inclusive community. As such all attendees, organisers and sponsors are required to follow the Go community code of conduct.

Email - contact@gophers.london
Twitter  - https://twitter.com/LondonGophers
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/LondonGophers
GitHub - https://github.com/go-london-user-group

📣 If you'd like to give a talk at a future meetup, don't be shy! We are always looking for new speakers who want to share their adventures with Go and have mentors who can help.

You can sign up to be a speaker here: https://gophers.london/apply/
Do get in touch! We’ll be happy to support you and offer advice if needed 🙂.

Upcoming events (3)

February Gophers!

18 Mora St

Hi London Gophers! 👋

We're currently getting this page set up, but why not save the date?

We look forward to seeing you soon!

🗣⚡ Adelina Simion - Cloud Confused - Differences Between Public Cloud Vendors

Moving to the cloud has been the fight of the past decade, with multi-cloud architectures becoming the newest hot topic. However, most engineers have only worked in 1 or perhaps 2 public cloud vendors. Comparing offerings requires reading the docs of each, which is laborious and time consuming.

In this lightning talk, we will explore the strengths and differences of the three main public cloud vendors - AWS, GCP, and Azure. Attendees will get an overview of the key offerings of each vendor (compute, specialised services, and hybrid cloud) and learn the popular choices for common problems.

Join me for a whistle stop tour in the clouds!

🗣⚡ Salman Shah - Layoffs 2022: The What, The Why and How Do You Get Past It

🗣 Dominic Black - The Adventurer’s Guide to Forking the Go Runtime

It is generally seen as a scary thing to do: modifying the Go runtime. However, by creating a rolling fork, we can add functionality such as distributed tracing to regular Go applications without needing modifications to the applications or the library code they use.

In this talk, we walk through adding new functionality to Go, starting by showing how Go’s tooling makes it simple to create and maintain a fork. How we can add new functionality to the runtime library, and modify core Go concepts, such as Go routines to carry additional information.

We’ll then use this knowledge to build a demo version of a distributed tracing system which can perform request tracing all the way from a HTTP request hitting an API server, going through multiple micro-services to a query being made to your database server.

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Introducing Priority Queue!
We now reserve 20% of the attendee spots at our events for those who are underrepresented in tech.
If they join the waitlist and there is a reserved spot open they will be bumped into going!
These reserved spots last until the week of the event.

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We monitor attendance and keep track of no-shows. Please if you can no longer make it to the event update your RSVP!

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📜 All London Gophers events operate under the Go Community Code of Conduct - https://golang.org/conduct

💼 Jobs - #london-jobs (slack) and https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/london-gophers (email list)

📣 If you'd like to give a talk at a future meetup, don't be shy! We are always looking for new speakers who want to share their adventures with Go and have mentors who can help.
You can sign up to be a speaker here: https://forms.gle/t3Tv7UKeaA4j4jKY6
Do get in touch! We’ll be happy to support you and offer advice if needed 🙂.

Email: [masked]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LondonGophers
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LondonGophers

London Gophers 10 Year Anniversary!

Monzo

Hi London Gophers! 👋

We're currently getting this page set up, but why not save the date? Espeically as this is going to be a big one!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

🗣 Speaker 1 - ???

🗣⚡ Lightning Speaker

🗣 Speaker 2 - ???

====================

Introducing Priority Queue!
We now reserve 20% of the attendee spots at our events for those who are underrepresented in tech.
If they join the waitlist and there is a reserved spot open they will be bumped into going!
These reserved spots last until the week of the event.

====================

We monitor attendance and keep track of no-shows. Please if you can no longer make it to the event update your RSVP!

====================
📜 All London Gophers events operate under the Go Community Code of Conduct - https://golang.org/conduct

💼 Jobs - #london-jobs (slack) and https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/london-gophers (email list)

📣 If you'd like to give a talk at a future meetup, don't be shy! We are always looking for new speakers who want to share their adventures with Go and have mentors who can help.
You can sign up to be a speaker here: https://forms.gle/t3Tv7UKeaA4j4jKY6
Do get in touch! We’ll be happy to support you and offer advice if needed 🙂.

Email: [masked]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LondonGophers
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LondonGophers

April Gophers!

Needs a location

Hi London Gophers! 👋

We're currently getting this page set up, but why not save the date?

We look forward to seeing you soon!

🗣 Speaker 1 - ???

🗣⚡ Lightning Speaker

🗣 Speaker 2 - ???

====================

Introducing Priority Queue!
We now reserve 20% of the attendee spots at our events for those who are underrepresented in tech.
If they join the waitlist and there is a reserved spot open they will be bumped into going!
These reserved spots last until the week of the event.

====================

We monitor attendance and keep track of no-shows. Please if you can no longer make it to the event update your RSVP!

====================
📜 All London Gophers events operate under the Go Community Code of Conduct - https://golang.org/conduct

💼 Jobs - #london-jobs (slack) and https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/london-gophers (email list)

📣 If you'd like to give a talk at a future meetup, don't be shy! We are always looking for new speakers who want to share their adventures with Go and have mentors who can help.
You can sign up to be a speaker here: https://forms.gle/t3Tv7UKeaA4j4jKY6
Do get in touch! We’ll be happy to support you and offer advice if needed 🙂.

Email: [masked]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LondonGophers
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LondonGophers

Past events (76)

Go x Rust: A Very Scalable Christmas

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