Description: This class has been designed over the past 4 years and goes beyond just being a language class. There will be very little teaching of syntax and a big focus on learning how to read and understand the code you are writing. With a big understanding of "if performance matters" then these things matter. We will talk about semantics, guidelines, mechanical sympathy and data oriented design. We are going to talk about writing concurrent code and how to effectively use channels. Then I will dig into benchmarking and profile tooling. We will talk a lot about composition and design. What a student is expected to learn: Everyone is going to be mentally exhausted by the end of the day. We will be challenging every student to think about what they are doing and why. In the 4 years we have taught this material, we never had someone not appreciate the class and feel like they are a better developer for it. If you want to be a better Go developer, code reviewer, designer and architect, this is the class you want to take. Prerequisites: A basic understanding of the Go programming language. Students do not have to be expert Go users, but they will get the most from the workshop if they have completed the majority of the tour. https://tour.golang.org/ * = the workshop will be paused for lunchtime and PM coffee break.