GopherCon 2018 - Importance of Beginners

conference, golang, gophercon2018, notes

These are some notes from my experiences at the GopherCon 2018. I don’t expect these will be laid out in any particularly useful way; I am mostly taking them so I can remember some of the bits I found most useful in the future.

Struggles of Beginners

  • Lack of online answers beyond “nevermind, figured it out”

Prevalence of Beginners

  • Go community approx. doubled in the last year
  • So most people using Go now are beginners


  • Important to send beginners to conferences
  • Helping on slack etc., patiently