London Gophers - formally known as the Go London User Group or GLUG - is a monthly meetup in central London focused on the Go programming language, attracting 150-300 people every month.

Wednesday 16th October 2019

The awesomeness of the Single Static Executable
Talk by Amnon (15 minutes)

One of Go's features is that a program compiles to a single statically linked executable. But what difference does it make? Why should we care? In this talk, Amnon looks the convoluted deployment stories that other languages require to escape from dependency hell and solve problems that Go simply avoids.

A Moment to Reflect
Talk by Suhail Patel (30 minutes)

In this talk we'll be covering Go's Reflect package and using it practically for decoding objects which typically might be in a map into a structured struct. We'll be covering the basics and the pitfalls of using reflect and when it makes sense. (the talk won't be very low level so should be accessible by all, most complex things will be explained).

A fireside chat on Go tooling and modules
Talk by Ian Cottrell, Daniel Martí & Paul Jolly (50 minutes)

A conversation with Ian Cottrell (Go Tools Team, New York), Daniel Martí and Paul Jolly (Go contributors and tooling enthusiasts) on everything to do with Go tooling, code analysis, editor language plugins, language servers etc.