Go Time

Go Time

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A diverse panel and special guests discuss cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, microservices, Kubernetes, Docker…oh and also Go! Panelists include Mat Ryer, Ashley McNamara, Johnny Boursiquot, Carmen Andoh, Jaana B. Dogan (JBD), Mark Bates, and Jon Calhoun. This show records LIVE every Tuesday at 3pm US Eastern. Join the Golang community and chat with us during the show in the #gotimefm channel of Gophers slack. Some people search for GoTime or GoTimeFM and can’t find the show, so now the strings GoTime and GoTimeFM are in our description too.


Graph databases
Nov 27 • 66 min
Mat, Johnny, and Jaana are joined by Francesc Campoy to talk about Graph databases. We ask all the important questions — What are graph databases (and why do we need them)? What advantages do they have over relational databases? Are graph databases better…
Compilers and interpreters
Nov 22 • 69 min
Thorsten Ball and Tim Raymond join Mat Ryer and Mark Bates to talk about compilers and interpreters. What are the roles of compilers and interpreters? What do they do? The how and why of writing a compiler in Go. We also talk about Thorsten’s books…
Code editors and language servers
Nov 11 • 61 min
In this episode we talk with Ramya Rao about code editors and language servers. We share our thoughts on which editor we use, why we use it, and why we’d switch. We also discuss what a language server is and why it matters in connecting editors and the…
Kubernetes and Cloud Native
Nov 1 • 59 min
Johnny and Mat are joined by Kris Nova and Joe Beda to talk about Kubernetes and Cloud Native. They discuss the rise of “Cloud Native” applications as facilitated by Kubernetes, good places to use Kubernetes, the challenges faced running such a big open…
Building search tools in Go
Oct 24 • 61 min
Johnny is joined by Marty Schoch, creator of the full-text search and indexing engine Bleve, to talk about the art and science of building capable search tools in Go. You get a mix of deep technical considerations as well as some of the challenges around…
All about caching
Oct 17 • 63 min
Manish Jain and Karl McGuire of Dgraph join Johnny and Jon to discuss caching in Go. What are caches, hit rates, admission policies, and why do they matter? How can you get started using a cache in your applications?
On application design
Oct 9 • 66 min
Mat is joined by Peter Bourgon, Kat Zień, and Ben Johnson to talk about application design in Go — principles, trade-offs, common mistakes, patterns, and the things you should consider when it comes to application design.
Security for Gophers
Oct 3 • 57 min
Mat, Filippo, Johan, and Roberto discuss security in Go. Does Go make it easy to secure your code? What common mistakes are Gophers making? What is fuzzing? How can attackers abuse your code if you use the default http mux?
Creating the Go programming language
Sep 25 • 66 min
Carmen and Jon talk with Rob Pike and Robert Griesemer (the creators of Go) about its origins, growth, influence, and future. This an epic episode that dives deep into the history and details of the how’s and why’s of Go, and the choices they’ve made…
Hiring and nurturing junior developers
Sep 20 • 74 min
Johnny, Carmen, Jon, and returning guest Stevenson Jean-Pierre talk about hiring engineers with a focus on junior roles. Why do we keep running into these ridiculous job listings that nobody could ever live up to? What benefits do junior developers bring…
Generics in Go
Sep 11 • 54 min
Mat, Johnny, Jon, and special guest Ian Lance Taylor discuss generics in Go. What are generics and why are they useful? Why aren’t interfaces enough? How will the standard library change if generics are added to Go? How has the community contributed to…
LIVE from Gophercon UK
Sep 4 • 79 min
LIVE from LondonGophers as part of GopherCon UK! Mat Ryer, and Mark Bates were joined by Liz Rice, Kat Zień, Gautam Rege to talk about the magic in Go’s standard library. Huge thanks to the organizers of LondonGophers and GopherCon UK for making this…
Serverless and Go
Sep 3 • 65 min
Johnny, Mat, Jaana, and special guest Stevenson Jean-Pierre discuss serverless in a Go world. What is serverless, what use cases is serverless good for, what are the trade offs, and how do you program with Go differently in the context of serverless?
The infrastructure effect: COBOL and Go
Aug 27 • 27 min
We partnered with Red Hat to promote Season 3 of Command Line Heroes — an original podcast from Red Hat, hosted by Saron Yitbarek of CodeNewbie, about the people who transform technology from the command line up. It’s an awesome show and we’re huge fans…
The importance of representation
Aug 20 • 60 min
Hot off the heels of GopherCon 2019 — Johnny Boursiquot, Jon Calhoun, and special guests Jamal Yusuf, and Yingrong Zhao recap the conference and the importance of representation in the Go community.
Structuring your Go apps
Aug 9 • 70 min
Jon, Mat, Johnny, and special guest Cory LaNou discuss the ins and outs of structuring Go programs. Why is app structure so important? Why is it hard to structure Go apps? What happens if we get it wrong? Why do we confuse folder structures with…
If you’ve never been to GopherCon…
Aug 5 • 64 min
Jon, Mark, Johnny, and special guest Jamal Yusuf discuss what to expect when attending a conference like GopherCon. What should you be doing before you attend GopherCon? What should you bring to the conference? What shouldn’t you bring? What are the…
Go is eating the world of software
Jul 23 • 54 min
It’s The Changelog in the Go Time feed! Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo met up with Ron Evans at OSCON on the expo hall floor to talk about Go and how it’s eating the world of software. Specifically they talked about TinyGo and what they’re doing to bring…
Web development in Go
Jul 16 • 66 min
Mat Ryer, Mark Bates, Johnny Boursiquot, and Aaron Schlesinger discuss web development in Go. Go is great at writing server technology, but how good is it for web development? We’ll talk about HTTP, templating, the front-end, Wasm, and we even discuss…
if err != nil
Jul 11 • 73 min
Mat and Carmen along with guest panelists Dave Cheney, Peter Bourgon, and Marcel van Lohuizen discuss errors in Go, including the new try proposal. Many questions get answered…What do we think about how errors work in Go? How is it different from other…
Go tooling
Jul 3 • 66 min
We’re talking about the tools we use every day help us to be productive! This show will be a great introduction for those new to Go tooling, with some discussion around what we think of them after using some of them for many years.
The art of execution
Jun 12 • 81 min
Panelists Mat Ryer, Johnny Boursiquot, Jon Calhoun, and guest panelist Egon Elbre discuss what they build, why, and how they do it. Everybody has their own unique process for getting things done, so today we’re going to learn about them. Too often…
Go 💚 open source
Jun 7 • 65 min
Panelists Mark Bates, Johnny Boursiquot, and Carmen Andoh discuss Go and open source — what is it, the value in contributing, what it means to be a maintainer, best practices, and the recent blog post from Chris Siebenmann titled “Go is Google’s language,…
Functional programming?
May 29 • 73 min
Panelists Mat Ryer and Johnny Boursiquot are joined by guest panelist Aaron Schlesinger to ask/answer questions like; What is functional programming? Can you do functional programming in Go? Can we apply any learnings from functional programming languages…
Go modules and the Athens project
May 22 • 76 min
Panelists Mat Ryer and Carmen Andoh are joined by guest panelists Marwan Sulaiman and Aaron Schlesinger to discuss Go modules and the Athens project.
Go for beginners
May 15 • 67 min
How do beginners learn Go? This episode is meant to engage both non-Go users that listen to sister podcasts here on Changelog, or any Go-curious programmers out there, as well as encourage those that have started to learn Go and want to level up beyond…
Hardware hacking with TinyGo and Gopherbot
May 8 • 86 min
Mat Ryer hosts our first one-on-one interview-style episode with special guest Ron Evans. Mat asks Ron to teach us about Go in IoT, hardware hacking at Gophercon, TinyGo, and Gopherbot.
It’s time to talk about testing
May 2 • 82 min
Is testing an art or a science? What and when should we test? What’s the point of testing and can it go too far? We explore all this and more in this jam-packed episode on testing.
Hiring and job interviews
Apr 23 • 69 min
Panelists Mat Ryer, Ashley McNamara, Johnny Boursiquot, and Carmen Andoh discuss the process of getting hired, hiring, and job interviews. If people are the most important part of a team, how do we pick who we work with? What’s the process like? How can…
All about APIs!
Apr 16 • 67 min
Panelists Mat Ryer, Johnny Boursiquot, Jaana B. Dogan, and Mark Bates discuss how humans build machine to machine integrations via APIs — the good, the bad, and the ugly — and how to give yourself the best chance of success.
Go 2 and the future of Go
Apr 9 • 67 min
We’re back! Panelists Mat Ryer, Johnny Boursiquot, Jaana B. Dogan, and Mark Bates discuss Go 2, the future of Go, what they like and don’t like, and what they would add or remove.
New Go branding strategy
May 7, 2018 • 72 min
Steve Francia joined the show and told us EVERYTHING about Go’s new branding strategy (and don’t worry, the gopher isn’t going anywhere!)
Hacking drones with Go
Apr 30, 2018 • 70 min
Ron Evans joined the show and talked with us about GoCV, Gobot, using Go to control drones, and other interesting projects and news.
BONUS – Go and WebAssembly (Wasm)
Apr 25, 2018 • 1 min
This is a bonus segment in the after show of Go Time #77 with Russ Cox where we talk briefly about WebAssembly (Wasm) support in Go, and how that plays into Go being used as a web language.
Dependencies and the future of Go
Apr 23, 2018 • 68 min
Russ Cox joins us this week to talk about how Russ got involved with Go, Vgo, error handling, updates on Go 2.0, more.
Building a distributed index with Go
Apr 13, 2018 • 48 min
Matt Jaffee joined the show and talked with us about Pilosa, building distributed index with Go, and other interesting projects and news.
GoLand IDE and managing Gopher Slack
Apr 6, 2018 • 80 min
Florin Pățan joined the show and talked with us about GoLand, the pros and cons of using an IDE, his thoughts on the Go community, and managing Gopher Slack.
Gophercises and creating content for Gophers
Mar 30, 2018 • 48 min
Jon Calhoun joined the show and talked with us about Gophercises, experiencing the joy of building cool things, creating content for Gophers, and other interesting projects and news.
CockroachDB and distributed databases in Go
Mar 23, 2018 • 64 min
Andrei Matei joined the show and talked with us about CockroachDB (and why it’s easier to use than any RDBMS), distributed databases with Go, tracing, and other interesting projects and news.
Learning and teaching Go
Mar 22, 2018 • 63 min
Bill Kennedy joined the show and talked with Carlisia about learning Go, teaching Go (which is something we’ll do at some point or another), making good presentations, and other interesting projects and news.
Go is for everyone
Mar 22, 2018 • 59 min
Carmen Andoh joined the show and talked with us about inclusivity, the 2017 Go Developer Survey, visualizing abstractions, and other interesting projects and news.
From Russia with love
Mar 16, 2018 • 53 min
Leo Kalneus joined the show and talked with us about GopherCon Russia and the Go community in Russia. We also debunked a few myths about Siberia and of course talked about interesting Go projects and news.
Golang Flow, FaaS, and Buffalo
Mar 9, 2018 • 47 min
Brian Scott joined the show and talked with us about Golang Flow, contributing to open source, functions as a service, building for the web with Buffalo, and other interesting projects and news.
SPECIAL — Ask us anything! (pt. 2)
Mar 1, 2018 • 62 min
This is another special “Ask Us Anything” episode where we answer more questions submitted by the community. We covered A LOT of ground, including the hardest things we’ve ever written in Go, how the community can drive adoption, what we’d change about…
Supporting the Go community
Feb 23, 2018 • 59 min
Cassandra Salisbury (the Go core team’s newest member) joined Carlisia (who’s hosting all by herself) to talk about getting to know the Go community around the world, organizing meetups, empowering leaders, and what’s in store for the future.
Performance, Fuzzing, Magic
Feb 15, 2018 • 47 min
Damian Gryski joined the show and talked with us about perfbook, performance profiling, reading white papers for fun, fuzzing, and other interesting projects and news.
GopherCon Brazil & Genetics
Feb 5, 2018 • 61 min
Vitor De Mario joined the show and talked with us about hacking genetics with Go, GopherCon Brazil, machine learning, and other interesting projects and news.
InfluxDB & IoT Data
Jan 29, 2018 • 59 min
Paul Dix joined the show and talked with us about InfluxDB, building a company with OSS, improving the language, and other interesting projects and news.
Changelog Takeover — K8s and Virtual Kubelet
Jan 15, 2018 • 73 min
Adam and Jerod jumped in as hosts for an experiment in quantum podcasting, letting Erik and Brian play guests to talk about Virtual Kubelet, building OSS at Microsoft, BBQ (of course), and other interesting projects and news.
Building Blocks
Dec 1, 2017 • 70 min
Jeff Lindsay joined the show to talk about workflow automation, designing apis, and building the society we want to live in…plus a surprise special announcement!
Loggregator, gRPC, Diodes
Nov 25, 2017 • 63 min
Jason Keene and Andrew Poydence joined the show to talk about Loggregator, scaling with Go at Pivotal, Diodes, and other interesting Go projects and news.
Why WADL When You Can Swagger?
Nov 17, 2017 • 53 min
Ivan Porto Carrero joined the show to talk about generating documentation (with Swagger), pks, kubo, and other interesting Go projects and news.
Improved Improved Improved (i3)
Nov 10, 2017 • 70 min
Michael Stapelberg joined the show to talk about window management, open sourcing infrastructure, error handling, and other interesting Go projects and news.
Full-time Open Source
Nov 3, 2017 • 59 min
Dmitri Shuralyov joined the show to talk about being a full time contributor to open source, developing developer tools, and other interesting Go projects and news.
Presenting a Pragmatic Perspective
Sep 15, 2017 • 66 min
Cindy Sridharan joined the show to talk about development and operations as a generalist, leveling up as an engineer (while still providing business value), challenging the status-quo, and other interesting Go projects and news.
Container Security and Demystifying Complexity
Sep 8, 2017 • 63 min
Liz Rice joined the show to talk about containers, cloud security, making complex concepts easier to understand, and other interesting Go projects and news.
Dep, Cross-platform, and Getting Started
Aug 31, 2017 • 50 min
Carolyn Van Slyck joined the show to talk about dependency management, upping your cross-platform game, getting into Go, and other interesting Go projects and news.
Go at Walmart (and Scale)
Aug 18, 2017 • 75 min
Chase Adams joined the show to talk about working on distributed systems with distributed teams, giving people opportunities to learn and grow, and other interesting Go projects and news.
GopherCon 2017: A Retrospective
Aug 17, 2017 • 53 min
After taking some time to recover, the gang rehashes all the greatest talks and favorite moments from this year’s GopherCon. Much love to the Go community and all the souls who worked tirelessly to make this conference happen.
All About The Go Compiler
Aug 7, 2017 • 54 min
David Chase joined the show for a technical Q & A on compilers and what makes Go’s compiler different from the rest (and of course, other interesting Go projects and news)
Infosec research and app security
Jul 18, 2017 • 69 min
Aaron Hnatiw joined the show to talk about being a security researcher, teaching application security with Go, and a deep dive on how engineers and developers can get started with infosec. Plus: white hat, black hat, red team, blue team…Aaron sorts it all…
Bringing Kubernetes to Azure
Jul 6, 2017 • 68 min
Kris Nova joined the show to talk about developer empathy, running K8s on Azure, Kops, Draft, editors, containerizing odd things…and what it’s like to play a keytar.
Adventures in VS Code
Jun 13, 2017 • 63 min
Ramya Achutha Rao joined the show to talk about all the things that make VS Code a great editor for writing Go, getting help from the community, plus other interesting Go projects and news.
Restic and backups (done right)
Jun 1, 2017 • 56 min
Alexander Neumann joined the show to talk about using Go to write backup software, solving tough problems like deduplication, scratching your own itch, and other interesting Go projects and news.
Docker, Moby, Containers
May 25, 2017 • 69 min
Solomon Hykes joined the show to talk about all things Docker, Moby Project, and what makes Go a good fit for container management.
Periph.io, Drivers, Hardware
May 12, 2017 • 63 min
Marc-Antoine Ruel joined the show for a deep dive on controlling hardware, writing drivers with Go, and other interesting Go projects and news.
SPECIAL — Ask Us Anything!
May 4, 2017 • 73 min
This is a special “Ask Us Anything” episode where we answered questions submitted by the community — covering everything from impostor syndrome and the future of Go, to the music we listen to to get in a groove, and barbecue (of course).
Go4 and Contributing to Go
Apr 27, 2017 • 79 min
Brad Fitzpatrick joined the show to talk about becoming the face of open source Go, getting the community involved in bug triage, the potential future of Go, and other interesting Go projects and news.
Getting Better, Mentoring, Drawing Gophers
Apr 20, 2017 • 66 min
Ashley McNamara joined the show to talk about sharing developer experiences, seeking help from the community, getting people excited about STEM, and other interesting Go projects and news.
Race detection, firmware, production-grade Go
Apr 13, 2017 • 73 min
Kavya Joshi joined the show to talk about shipping production-grade Go, writing firmware with Go, making complex technical concepts accessible, and other interesting Go projects and news.
Distributed Messaging and Network Clients
Apr 6, 2017 • 45 min
Wally Quevedo joined the show to talk processing millions of messages per second with Go, writing network clients, performance at scale, and other interesting Go projects and news.
Game Development and Rebuilding Microservices
Mar 30, 2017 • 66 min
Luna Duclos joined the show to talk about rebuilding a microservice infrastructure with Go, game development, and other interesting Go projects and news.
Splice, Audio, Compassion
Mar 24, 2017 • 74 min
Matt Aimonetti joined the show to talk about using go to solve tough audio problems, making go for everyone, empowering people with software, and other interesting Go projects and news.
Go Developer Survey
Mar 16, 2017 • 60 min
Steve Francia joined the show to talk about the results of the 2016 Go Developer Survey and other interesting Go projects and news.
Gobot, Hardware, Gatekeeping
Mar 9, 2017 • 70 min
Ron Evans joined the show to talk about Gobot, writing software for hardware, and open source software’s role in improving the human condition.
Dependency Management, Semver, Community Consensus
Mar 2, 2017 • 66 min
Sam Boyer joined the show to talk about dependency management, building community consensus, and other interesting Go projects and news.
Honeycomb, Complex Systems, Saving Sanity
Feb 23, 2017 • 56 min
Charity Majors joined the show to talk about debugging complex systems, using go to save one’s sanity, hiring smart people who can learn, and collectively working to make “on-call” life not miserable.
Pachyderm, Provenance, Data Lakes
Feb 16, 2017 • 64 min
Joe Doliner joined the show to talk about managing data lakes with Pachyderm, data containers, provenance, and other interesting Go projects and news.
Gopherize.me, GitHub Stars, BitBar
Feb 9, 2017 • 63 min
Mat Ryer joined the show to talk about creating your own Gopher avatar with Gopherize.me, the importance of GitHub Stars, his project BitBar, and other interesting Go projects and news. Special thanks to Kelsey Hightower for guest hosting too!
Hellogopher, whosthere?
Feb 2, 2017 • 61 min
Filippo Valsorda joined the show to talk about his project Hellogopher, whosthere (whoami.filippo.io), $GOPATH, TLS 1.3, Cloudflare’s secret reverse proxy, and more.
Go, Jocko, Kafka
Jan 26, 2017 • 64 min
Travis Jeffery joined the show to talk about Go, Jocko, Kafka, how Kafka’s storage internals work, and interesting Go projects and news.
Discussing Imposter Syndrome
Jan 19, 2017 • 79 min
Johnny Boursiquot and Bill Kennedy joined the show with Erik and Carlisia to talk about a hard subject — Imposter Syndrome. Not often enough do we get to have open conversations about the eventual inadequacies we all face at some point in our career; some…
Go and Buffalo Live from Dunkin’ Donuts
Jan 12, 2017 • 56 min
Mark Bates joined the show this week live from his local Dunkin’ Donuts to talk about Go and Buffalo — his Go web framework. Those who listened live said this was our best show yet. If you agree let us know in #gotimefm on Gopher Slack or say hi on…
Creating a Programming Language
Dec 23, 2016 • 71 min
Thorsten Ball joined the show to talk about creating a programming language, writing an interpreter, why he wrote the book “Writing An Interpreter in Go”, how writing a language/interpreter will help you better understand other programming languages,…
The Go Compiler and Go 1.8
Dec 15, 2016 • 58 min
Keith Randall from the Go team joined the show to talk about why a new compiler, what we gain from SSA, what’s next for the compiler, Go 1.8, and the goals/plans for Go 1.9.
Teaching and Learning Go
Dec 14, 2016 • 64 min
Todd McLeod joined the show to talk about teaching and learning Go, his work as an Instructor at Fresno City College, Udemy and on YouTube.
Go Kit, Dependency Management, Microservices
Dec 13, 2016 • 86 min
Peter Bourgon joined the show to talk about Go kit, microservices, Go in the enterprise, dependency management, and writing Go packages.
Juju, Jujucharms, Gorram
Nov 10, 2016 • 59 min
Nate Finch joined the show this week to talk about Juju, Charms, maturing a project along side Go, Gorram, finding your happy path, and more.
Open Sourcing Chain’s Developer Platform
Nov 3, 2016 • 69 min
Tess Rinearson joined the show to talk about Chain launching their open source developer platform, choosing an open source license, open sourcing Chain Core, and the future of this powerful blockchain written in Go.
Go Work Groups and Hardware Projects
Oct 27, 2016 • 77 min
Jaana B. Dogan joined the show to talk about hardware geekery, on-boarding people into Go, the state of the feedback loop with the Go team, and her initiative to create Go Work Groups.
Building a Startup on Go
Oct 20, 2016 • 57 min
Blake Mizerany joined the show to talk about coming to Go from Ruby, Go’s growth and adoption over the past 7 years, adopting external dependencies, building a startup on Go, and coding as CEO.
Kubernetes, Containers, Go
Oct 13, 2016 • 74 min
Kelsey Hightower joined the show to talk about the work he’s doing at Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Bringing Pokémon GO to life on Google Cloud, Kubernetes cluster federation, Containers, and of course Go.
Programming Practices, Exercism, Open Source
Oct 6, 2016 • 76 min
Katrina Owen joined the show to explore ideas about open source, code review, learning to program, becoming a savvy programmer, mentoring, projects she’s working on, and also her very prominent and amazing code learning tool Exercism.
Aaron Schlesinger on Go in 5 Minutes and Design Patterns
Sep 22, 2016 • 60 min
Aaron Schlesinger joined the show this week to talk about his Go in 5 Minutes series of screencasts, and design patterns in Go.
Monorepos, Mentoring, Testing
Sep 15, 2016 • 75 min
Bryan Lyles joined the show to talk about career progression in tech and learning, the idea of a 10x developer, the practice of testing, and advantages and disadvantages of a monorepo.
SOLID Go Design
Sep 8, 2016 • 74 min
Dave Cheney joined the show this week to discuss SOLID Go design, software design in Go, what it means to write “good Go code”, and error handling.
The Go Standard Library
Sep 1, 2016 • 65 min
Ben Johnson, creator of BoltDB, joined the show to talk about NoSQL vs. Sql databases, tradeoffs between the two, and choosing one over the other. We also talk about Ben’s Secret Lives of Data project, visualizing data structures, and go over his…
Matt Holt on CaddyServer, the ACME Protocol, TLS
Aug 25, 2016 • 68 min
This episode wins the contest for the most protocols discussed. Matt Holt joined the show to to talk about TLS, Let’s Encrypt, the ACME protocol, CaddyServer, and a host of other important information security issues.
Francesc Campoy on GopherCon and Understanding nil
Aug 18, 2016 • 63 min
In our first show after GopherCon, we are joined by Francesc Campoy to chat about some of our GopherCon experience, understanding nil, and a great variety of interesting topics of interest to the Go community.
Beyang Liu on Go at Sourcegraph and Writing Better Code
Aug 10, 2016 • 52 min
Beyang Liu from Sourcegraph joins the show to talk about Go at Sourcegraph and their code insight and language analysis tools for writing better code. We also get an understanding of what Sourcegraph is and the many ways to integrate it into your workflow.