Go

Join the Go Track
Go is a compiled, open source programming language with a small, consistent syntax, a powerful standard library, and fantastic tooling. It's a great fit for web backends and command-line tools.
Join the Go Track
Track mentors

42 Mentors

Our mentors are friendly, experienced Go developers who will help teach you new techniques and tricks.
Track students

19,471 Students

Join thousands of students who have enjoyed learning and improving their skills by taking this track.
Track exercises

108 Exercises

Hundreds of hours have gone into making these exercises fun, useful, and challenging to help you enjoy learning.

About Go

package greeting

// HelloWorld greets the world.
func HelloWorld() string {
	return "Hello, World!"
}

Fans of Go (called gophers) describe Go as having the expressiveness of dynamic languages like Python or Ruby, with the performance of compiled languages like C or C++.

The language is open source, and was started by engineers at Google. It's written using a C-style syntax, has statically typed variables, manages memory using garbage collection, and is compiled into stand-alone executables.

Go is noted for the concurrent programming features built into the language core, the networking packages in the standard library (such as a web server), fast compilation and execution speed. Its simple, minimalistic and consistent language design make for a delightful experience, while the abundant and thoughtful tooling addresses traditional problems such as consistent formatting and documentation.

The home page for Go is golang.org, and there is an excellent interactive tutorial at tour.golang.org.

Join the Go track

Self-contained finite problems with which to learn the language

I have spent time with the Clojure, Elixir & Go tracks and all have been incredibly beneficial, providing self-contained finite problems with which to learn the language. The Go language track has been wonderful in introducing me to the language, what idiomatic code is, and the many different ways in which one can solve a problem.

Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

Meet the Go Track mentors

Once you join the Go language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

Avatar of CJ Ting

CJ Ting https://github.com/fate-lovely

I like Go for its simplicity and single-binary deployment, it's a good fit for CLI tools and network servers.
Avatar of Paul Otto

Paul Otto https://github.com/potto007

I enjoy writing Go for its simple, minimalist syntax. Mentoring in Go is a joy, thanks to its opinionated nature ('The Go Way'). I write and review Go professionally, as well as in side projects.
Avatar of Gabriel Nelle

Gabriel Nelle https://github.com/tehsphinx

Since early 2016 I'm a fulltime Go developer. I love it because it's so simple and yet so powerful.
Avatar of Denys Nahurnyi

Denys Nahurnyi https://github.com/DenysNahurnyi

Someone wise said that the best way to learn something is to tech that, so here I am :). I don't write on Go for a long time but I already know enough to share some useful info and help newbies. Happy to help!
Avatar of Shawn Hartsell

Shawn Hartsell GitHub

Go developer based out of Nashville, TN. I enjoy Go because of it's simplicity and no-frills approach to development.
Avatar of Yash Kulshrestha

Yash Kulshrestha https://github.com/YashdalfTheGray

Go is somewhat of a new language for me and I've been trying to learn more and more of it. I got a taste of it through reading some Docker code and I find it to be a better C, which was something I wrote in a past life.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Go exercises

These are a few of the 108 exercises on the Go track. You can see all the exercises here.

Accumulate
easy
lists
Circular Buffer
medium
queues
structs
Say
medium
numbers
strings
text formatting
transforming
Spiral Matrix
medium
arrays
loops
matrices
Wordy
easy
conditionals
integers
parsing
strings
type conversion
Minesweeper
medium
arrays
games
loops
matrices
transforming
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Go Track maintainers

The Go Maintainers are the brains behind the Go Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

Avatar of Lee Nipper

Lee Nipper

Firmware Engineer by day. I like Go a lot, and I'm optimistic about its adoption. Helping on Exercism track allows me to learn more. My focus is adding exercise solutions and test case generators.
Avatar of ferhat elmas

ferhat elmas ferhatelmas.com

Passionate Developer
Avatar of Tom Leen

Tom Leen thomasleen.com

I do what I always do...when the problem seems vast and unsolvable...I build another machine. :rocket:

Get started with the Go track. As with everything on Exercism, it's 100% free!

Join the Go Track