Mark Bates

Co-founder @

Mark Bates is a full stack web developer with over 18 years of experience building high quality scalable applications for companies such as Apple, USA Today, Klarna, and Palm. He has written three books, “Distributed Programming with Ruby”, “Programming in CoffeeScript”, and “Conquering the Command Line”. Mark has spoken at conferences around the world, has led user groups such as Boston Ruby and Boston Golang, and has helped to organize conferences such as GothamGo and GopherCon.
Mark is the co-founder of, a platform for connecting technical events with high quality content and speakers. Mark is also a partner at Gopher Guides, the industry leader for Go training and conferences.
In his spare time Mark leads development of the Go web framework Buffalo.

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Past Editions

Fighting GO FUD

A look at how you can sell Go to your boss, clients, and fellow co-workers. I’ll give you the ammunition you need to make a convincing argument for this powerful language, and how to respond to the usual FUD arguments you get. I’ll also let you in on some “sneaky” ways to get Go into your business.

Ultimate Go Web

Ultimate Web is class (can be several hours to several days) for any Go developer who wishes to learn how to build robust and well tested HTTP based applications in Go. This class provides an intensive, comprehensive and idiomatic view build Web, SOA, and API applications using Go. We believe this class is perfect for anyone wishing to build scalable, fast, and highly concurrent HTTP based applications.

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