Gopherpalooza 2018

Gopherpalooza 2018 - Carolyn Van Slyck: GopherSource: OpenSource for Gophers

12th October 2018

GopherSource: OpenSource for Gophers by Carolyn Van Slyck

Go’s reputation for having a great community often precedes it. At the same time figuring out how to contribute and influence upstream Go is intimidating. A band of plucky gophers are working together to change that, clearing the way for more community involvement, and I want you to join us!

Carolyn Van Slyck is a software developer based in the wilds of suburban Chicago, working remotely on the Microsoft Azure team. She is a maintainer for dep, and a project lead for Kubernetes Service Catalog. As an organizer for Women Who Go, she regularly hauls her cookies around the world to share her love of Go, containers, and excessive emoji with her peers.

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Music courtesy of Brett Buddin (from modular audio synthesizers he's built in Go!) Thanks Brett!

Gopher characters are based on the Go mascot designed by Renée French ( and copyrighted under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license ( Thanks Renée!

The "I left my heart in San Francisco" gophers were created by Egon Elbre ( Thanks Egon!