3:30 am flight to Pune - just to optimise on the cost and time! Awesome. Totally worth it.
The GopherCon India 2017 was extremely well organised by Emerging Technology Trust with an excellent Master of Ceremony- Gautam Rege. The conference began with a keynote talk by Frances on “context” package and was followed by several interesting talks on a variety of topics. Overall there existed a good mix of architecture as well as implementation level talks. It was the third edition of GopherCon India attended by close to 300 delegates with representation from 12 countries.
Following are some of the talks which I particularly liked.
I got an opportunity to give a lightning talk on ‘Server Monitoring using Influxdata’. I detailed about how at Zenatix, we’re using Influxdata’s TICK stack for monitoring our servers with right alerts in place. I followed it up with demonstrating some Golang code for writing a Telegraf plugins. Talk slides [update] - Video is up here on Youtube
My discussions around projects revolved around IoT and Data Analytics. Following are some of the good projects that I’d like to try out in-depth.
These are tracks which happen when you’re interacting with attendees in the hallways. One of the core reasons why attend most conferences!
In these ‘tracks’, I discuss about the problem we’re solving at Zenatix and also get a perspective on what others think about it.
I had an amazing discussion with William Kennedy on writing a proposal document before planning any feature/bug. According to him, one should try to bring in
“Why” before writing any line of code.
According to him, while writing a proposal document, outline it in the following manner.
I highly recommend everyone to read his blog.
I had a tremendous learning experience at GopherCon India. The GoLang community in India is pretty young. There is a lot that needs to be done to spread the magic of Go around. I believe conferences such as these are one of key factors in determining the success of the community. Kudos to everyone involved with GopherCon India 2017.