About the Golang UK Conference

The Golang UK Conference 2016 is a three day event, one workshop day and two conference days with 2 tracks, held at The Brewery, in the heart of the City of London.

With over 400 delegates, speakers, and sponsors, the Golang UK conference aims to deliver fantastic up-to-date content about Go programming and related technologies in a comfortable and professional setting. There are countless networking opportunities to engage with international speakers and delegates, making the event one you won't want to miss.

The Event

The event kicks off on Wednesday morning with a full day tutorial session offering 1:1 hands on training on Go, then continues that evening with a pre-conference pubcon. Thursday will then start with an inspiring keynote presentation, followed by your choice of 2 tracks of talks. The day will close with a final keynote followed by the evening's social event. Lunch will be served and refreshments will be available throughout the day. And the same again on Friday.


The Golang UK Conference is a full featured event, and ticket prices include all of the following:

  • Entrance to all keynotes and conference sessions
  • Entrance to all social events
  • Breakfast, lunch, 2 cake & coffee breaks
  • All day access to the exhibit hall and delegate lounge
  • WiFi, charging points and cloakroom


Anyone is welcome to attend the conference, whether you're a professional, hobbyist, manager, or just starting out, there's something for everyone.

Golang UK operates a Code of Conduct and we encourage all delegates to read it before attending the conference.


With over 12 years combined event management experience, and over 25 years combined development experience, our organising team are excited to bring the first Golang conference to the UK. We organise several other events in London, including Golang UK Conference and PHP London user group.

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Johanna Cherry has spent the last 13 years developing systems and applications with PHP, Go, Cassandra, and lots of other cool web technologies. Over the years she has previously held roles at Songkick as Platform Architect, Data Team Lead at Hailo, Development Manager for the affiliate network Webgains and Technical Team Lead for the PHP consultancy Ibuildings. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management from Herzing University in Madison Wisconsin.

Jo manages speakers, socials, the venue, marketing, and delegate services for the conference.

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Sam Bell is co-founder of charting startup ChartBlocks, an online chart building tool. He is also managing director of web agency Copia Digital where he and his team build websites and web applications for hedge funds and asset managers, helping them report on fund performance to their investors.

Sam manages registration, sponsors, exhibits, and volunteers for the conference.

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Anthony Bradshaw is an IT and e-commerce specialist. He earned a degree in Computer Systems Administration along with several Microsoft and Cisco certifications, at which point he realised he's quite fond of being an entrepreneur and freelancer. When he's not busy working for Vitis Events he runs a business specialising in the modification of retro video game consoles and computers, which he then transforms into musical instruments. He also records and performs with these instruments regularly.

Anthony performs as assistant organiser to both Johanna and Sam and frequently works with web updates, sponsor, speaker, and delegate communications, venue planning, and social media.

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