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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.
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52 Mentors

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

109 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.

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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.

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Hubert Krauze https://github.com/krhubert

Go developer with years of experience in open source projects. Go is easy and fun the same as teaching it.
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Shankar Shastri GitHub Profile

Lover Of Pure Functional Programming.
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Michael Hedgpeth Blog

I love teaching people how to learn new things and am learning Go myself, so I'd like to give back
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Yusuf Turhan Papurcu Website

A High School Gopher Boi.
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John Reese I sometimes write about stuff

I am a software engineer with a passion for testing. If you have any questions about the track or the language in general, feel free to ask; I'd love to hear them.
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Denys Nahurnyi

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!
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Go exercises

These are a few of the 109 exercises on the Go track. You can see all the exercises here.

Proverb
medium
arrays
loops
strings
Ledger
medium
dates
integers
records
refactoring
sorting
strings
text formatting
Kindergarten Garden
easy
parsing
records
searching
strings
structs
Grains
easy
bitwise operations
if else statements
integers
type conversion
Dominoes
medium
algorithms
arrays
searching
Darts
easy
conditionals
math
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.

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Tom Leen thomasleen.com

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

Passionate Developer

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