Go is an open source programming language that enables the production of simple, efficient, and reliable software at scale.

Edmonton Go is a meetup to collaborate, discuss, and learn Go.

Weekend of Go

tags: golang ,hackathon ,workshop

Gopher Gala

Giant Gopher Cake

Designed by Renee French

Gopher Gala is a distributed 48-hour hackathon for the Go programming language. Register and build something awesome!

You can fly solo or form a team of up to four people. To hack from Startup Edmonton, you can also register here. Startup Edmonton will be open the full 48 hours. Things kick off Friday, January 23 at 6pm and go until Sunday at 6pm.

Global Game Jam is happening the same weekend. Why not register for both and make a game in Go!

Go Workshop

William Kennedy wearing hat

If you are new to Go or would like to round out your knowledge of the fundamentals, we are hosting a one-day workshop on Saturday, January 24.

William Kennedy, co-author of Go in Action, is flying in from Miama to lead the course. Tickets are available for $150 – a discount on his regular Bootcamp pricing. Lunch, coffee and cool swag included.

If you would like to put into practice what you’ve learned, register for the Gopher Gala too and see if you can join a team for Sunday.

Edmonton Go Meetup

Monday, January 26th is our regularly scheduled meetup, with talks from community members.

Last year was loads of fun, with a sphero zombie hacknight and giant gopher cake. Hope you join us this year for more fun, learning and sharing.

The fancy gopher was designed by Renee French. Winter gopher adapted by Erick Zelaya, based on the original gopher by Renee French.


Hosted at Startup Edmonton
Suite 301, 10359 - 104 Street


Third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.

How to get there

By transit: From Bay Station walk north on 104th St. to Mercer Warehouse.
By car: Check ParkingPanda for rates on Rogers Place event nights.