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Inside the Go Tour

Francesc Campoy (Dgraph)
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One of the most important tools the Go team has created to help people learn Go is the Go tour (

It allows the user to learn the basics of Go and put them in practice directly on their browsers, running code without installing any compiler.

Implementing this in a safe way is not an easy task! In this talk I present some techniques used to make sure everything goes as expected.

This includes virtual machines, running sandboxed code, and extra monitoring for when none of the precedent systems catches the intruder.

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Francesc Campoy


Francesc Campoy Flores joined the Go team in 2012 as Developer Programs Engineer. Since then, he has written some considerable didactic resources and traveled the world attending conferences and organizing live courses.

He joined Google in 2011 as a backend software engineer working mostly in C++ and Python, but it was with Go that he rediscovered how fun programming can be. He loves languages; fluent in four of them, he’s now tackling a fifth one.