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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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42 Mentors

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Track exercises

108 Exercises

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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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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.
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Will Murphy https://github.com/willmurphyscode

I'm a former teacher, now an engineer at Pivotal. I'm passionate about learning new programming languages, and helping others learn.
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Cameron MacDonald GitLab

I only started learning Go about a year ago but I've quickly come to love it. I hope I can help you learn to love it too!
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Sebastian Borza https://github.com/sebito91

I'm a Canadian (based in Chicago) freelance golang, C and python developer working on projects within the gaming, finance and data-science worlds respectively. My favorite freetime task is coding challenges and I'm more than happy to help people talk through solutions!
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Adam Buckland https://github.com/adambuckland

Full time backend engineer. Gopher.
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Vincent Serpoul tech corner

I started go 4 years ago, using it professionally and personally. Explaining to others is the best way to make sure you understand, they said!
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.

Gigasecond

easy
time

Saddle Points

medium
arrays
integers
matrices
searching

Book Store

hard
algorithms
floating point numbers
integers
lists

ISBN Verifier

easy
arrays

Sum Of Multiples

medium
loops
math

Grep

medium
algorithms
arrays
conditionals
searching
strings
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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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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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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ferhat elmas ferhatelmas.com

Passionate Developer

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