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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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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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Adam Buckland https://github.com/adambuckland

Full time backend engineer. Gopher.
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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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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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CJ Ting

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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Andrés Zarta https://github.com/andres-zartab

Data Scientist with Operations Research background. Started learning Go to improve my software development skills and ended up loving it for its simplicity and amazing community.
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Vinay Shankar Shukla

Senior Developer at ThoughtWorks, Gopher, Pythonist, Open Source contributor and a Coffee Lover
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.

Queen Attack
medium
booleans
errors
games
logic
Minesweeper
medium
arrays
games
loops
matrices
transforming
Proverb
medium
arrays
loops
strings
Two Fer
easy
conditionals
strings
Grains
easy
bitwise operations
if else statements
integers
type conversion
ISBN Verifier
easy
arrays
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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John Arundel Bitfield Consulting

Consultant, author of 'Cloud Native DevOps with Kubernetes', Gopher. Terrible surfer. Se habla español. Ici on parle français. Hier wird deutsch gesprochen. Esperanto parolata.
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Sebastian Borza sborza.com

I'm a Canadian (based in Chicago) 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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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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Gabriel Nelle

Since early 2016 I'm a professional Go developer. I love it because it's so simple and yet so powerful. Before Go if have worked with a lot of other languages. At least one year of experience I have in Python, PHP, JavaScript and several Basic languages from QBasic to VB.Net.

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