Last week, I conducted a 2 day Go Workshop at my workplace. It was fun.
I started day 1 with the excellent Go at Google presentation by Rob Pike, followed by my own presentation of Go’s key features. The rest of Day 1 was spent taking the Go Tour.
The coolest thing I did was on day 2. I mirrored my laptop on the projector and went through a fresh install of Go from source on my [newly allocated] dev box. Everyone else had identical dev environments so they could follow what I was doing on-screen. At the end of it everyone had a functional Go workspace!
What’s even better, I showed them how super easy it is to create packages and use them in a program. From conducting the installation to demonstrating package creation, it only took 1 hour. This included 10 minutes fiddling with Vim settings for syntax highlighting — the most difficult part of the entire session 😉
Presenting slide decks is one thing. It’s a totally different experience when you do a live demo with no prior preparation except the confidence that what you’re about to demo will work without much fuss.