Blake Mizerany, Go Contributor
Blake Mizerany - Go Contributor
Wed - 11:30-12:30 PM, Salon B

Go programmers come from backgrounds you would likely not expect. The language was originally marketed as a “Systems Language”. But rather than being mostly composed of C and C++ programmers, many Go programmers come from Ruby, Python, Javascript, Erlang, and other popular dynamic languages; Much more than the Go authors had anticipated.

The creator of Sinatra ( will explain, in detail, why he has spent the last 2 years programming in Go full-time – using it not only for systems programming, but web and command-line programs as well.