Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


You're already running my code in production: My simple journey to becoming a Go contributor.

Go is widely considered simple language. But the proposal and contribution process can be intimidating to the uninitiated.

In this talk, I take the auduience on a quick tour of my experience from feature idea, to proposal, to eventually implementing the proposal myself in just a dozen lines of code, and getting it merged and included in Go 1.21.

The goal of this talk is to demystify the Go contribution and proposal process, and encourage others who may otherwise feel intimidated, to participate.


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