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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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37 Mentors

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

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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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Bethany Garcia

Go admirer. Instigator. Chaser of shiny objects.
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Shankar Shastri GitHub Profile

Lover Of Pure Functional Programming.
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Curtis La Graff GitHub

I've come to love working in Gol and Python, and am always on the lookout for the next big thing to pickup. There is always something new to learn!
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June Website

After some years of Node.js I am working as a Go developer now. I am very impressed by Go's strong principles, ease of use and all the out-of-the-box tooling.
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John Arundel Bitfield Consulting

Consultant, author, Gopher, Kuberneticist.
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Zachary Romero https://github.com/zkry

I really enjoy writing Go! I use Go every chance I get whether it be open source, personal projects, or work.
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.

Diamond
medium
algorithms
conditionals
loops
strings
text formatting
Triangle
easy
booleans
conditionals
logic
Rail Fence Cipher
medium
algorithms
cryptography
loops
sorting
strings
text formatting
transforming
Robot Name
easy
randomness
Allergies
medium
bitwise operations
enumeration
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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ferhat elmas ferhatelmas.com

Passionate Developer
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Tom Leen thomasleen.com

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

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