Workshop: Building Web Applications in Go




9:00am - 4:00pm


  • A fully working Go environment and can build a basic Go application.
  • A basic understanding of the Go programming language. Students do not have to be expert Go users but they will get the most from the workshop if they have completed the majority of the tour.
  • A basic understanding of web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Has worked with a command shell. Knows how to maneuver around the file system.
  • Understands what environment variables are.

Build robust and well-tested HTTP based applications in Go. This workshop provides an intensive, comprehensive and idiomatic view of building Web and API applications using Go. We believe this workshop is perfect for anyone wishing to build scalable, fast, and highly concurrent HTTP based applications.


  • Go HTTP Basics
  • Testing
  • Templating and Asset Management
  • Muxing/Routing
  • Serialization
  • Security
  • and more...

What a student is expected to learn:

  • Strong understanding of how to build web applications in Go.
  • Solid testing and design patterns.
  • Patterns and techniques for solving common problems.

Speaker: John Gosset

Software Engineer & Go Trainer for @ArdanLabs

John Gosset is a developer and consultant based in Montreal, Canada. He has been writing Go since the language's early days, and finds it's focus on simplicity and clarity well-suited to building robust software. He has worked with organizations large and small in both the public and private sectors - from the Canadian government and FinTech companies to small carpet manufacturers in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. He is an instructor with Ardan labs, a contractor for RedHat, and volunteers with the Software Carpentry Foundation to help research scientists learn programming fundamentals.

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