Blog 8th May 2018

Speechmatics is excited to announce that it will be hosting its very first Golang meetup on 24 May 2018. It is a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with industry experts and learn more about the up-and-coming language of Go. The purpose of this Meetup is to build a community surrounding Golang and help to improve the programming skills in the local area.

Key event details are as follows:

Date: 24th May 2018
Time: 18:30 – 20:30
Location: Speechmatics, C, Brookmount Court, Kirkwood Rd, Cambridge, CB4 2QH
Capacity: 50 persons
Parking: Limited, ample road-side parking nearby

We’re pleased to welcome Johan Brandhorst as the guest speaker for the evening. His presentation will start with a quick introduction to Protobuf, gRPC and gRPC-Web, then introduce GopherJS and my GopherJS gRPC-Web bindings and walk through development of a small web app using GopherJS, the GopherJS gRPC-Web bindings and a generic Go gRPC backend server.

Don’t worry if you are new to Golang, this is an inclusive event that will cater to people at all levels of experience. You will learn about gRPC and Protobuf, using Go in the browser, and finally combining Go in the browser and gRPC in the backend.

Register – click here

Paul Aykroyd, VP Engineering at Speechmatics said, “It’s great to have someone like Johan coming to our offices to deliver an interactive presentation about Golang. Golang is something that we’re very excited about at Speechmatics and it will be interesting to see Johan’s views on it.

“Attendees will come away with an increased awareness and understanding of Golang. We’ll be putting on free food and drink for the evening too so make sure you sign up to the meetup page before we’re at capacity!”

Join the conversation – get involved

Speechmatics’ Golang meetup is for anyone interested in Golang. It will create a unique platform for IT professionals in the South East of England to learn from a reputable and established speaker, whilst networking with like-minded individuals in a friendly environment. It is an opportunity to learn more about Golang and to build a strong local Go community.

Click here to register for the event.

Ben Leaman, Speechmatics