GOPHERCON India 2016 recently happened in Bengaluru on 19th and 20th February. This was my first time to attend GOPHERCON or any GoLang community event for that matter. With help of Budhram (my colleague) I became volunteer there.
Conference had insightful talks. Keynote talks were really awesome, viz. Day 1 Opening Keynote – Introducing Go 1.6: asymptotically approaching boring by Brad Fitzpatrick and Day 2 Fighting FUD by Mark Bates. Also I liked talks around Micro-Services, viz. Addressing Microservices architecture patterns with Gilmour by Piyush Verma, Cloud in your Cloud, how we build DigitalOcean by Matthew Campbell and other go talks like Betting your SoStronk on Go and AppEngine by Karan Misra, Minio: Amazon S3 alternative in Go by Anand Babu Periasamy were good.
On day one Saleem Ansari gave a lightening talk about the Project Atomic, which was basic introduction of, what all, sub-projects are there in Project Atomic, how all these fit together, how can it be used as of now, where do you find resources for the project, etc.
At the end of Day 1, I met many Red Hatters whom I never met(just knew their names) before in office. We had little chat, mostly they talked about their older memories, etc.
I talked to various speakers of the conference about the Project Atomic, how its gonna help developers simplify their development life cycle using containers, deploying using micro-services, atomic host and other parts of project, all the folks I talked to liked this idea. And got some view of how they have their deployments done right now.
Also Baiju Muthukadan who was explaining things to do to a group of students who wanted to participate in GSOC, then I went onto to explain them how joining dgplug can help them get into open-source and what dgplug is? and how they can participate? and learn things, etc. Later I found out Baiju did knew Kushal already and he has also actively contributed to Python Community.
Overall GOPHERCON was a good experience.