GoWayFest is the first conference fully dedicated to Go in Belarus

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Software development engineer @ Intel

Software Development Engineer @ DCMN, Co-host @ golangshow
A managing partner at Ardan Labs, a high-performance development and training firm working with startups and fortune 500 companies.

He is also a co-author of the book Go in Action, the author of the blog GoingGo.Net, and a founding member of GoBridge which is working to increase Go adoption through diversity.
When it comes to designing code with interfaces, behavior has to be the main focus.

In this talk I hope to provide a different way to think about interfaces and how to design code with them.

I want you to stop focusing on the implementation details and focus on the relationship interfaces have with concrete data.
Working on Go toolchain at Intel. Creating Go tools like go-critic in spare time.

Systems programmer, open-source enthusiast, blogger, occasional speaker and digital artist.
Talk about new Go feature that is under development that can make many assembler code redundant without measurable performance loss.

Go-style intrinsics: feels like Go, runs like assembler.

Go inline assembler: design, prototype implementation and issues we're trying to solve with it + proposal sneak peek. The design differs from traditional intrinsics and/or inline assemblers found in other languages.

The talk will include both technical details, challenges and some historical notes that may be required to understand the topic better. There will be some motivating examples as well.
Elena is a Lead TechOps Automation Engineer at N26 (Berlin) and a co-host of the GolangShow podcast.

She is passionate about software architecture and site reliability engineering topics.
Four years ago, when I started trying Go I was totally lost. I figured out that it was not enough to know the language itself if you don't know how to apply it… The goal of this talk is to help beginners to adopt the best practices and try the trends of the Go world without that pain.

Have you just started trying to write in Go but already fallen in love with it? Then you are probably thinking about bridging the gap between "Hello, world!" and a real service. Let's bridge it together!

The talk is based on my and my experience with distributed systems and covers the following topics: - how to design production-ready services - how to make applications well-structured, testable, observable and secure - how to prepare configuration for the cloud infrastructure and make your SRE colleagues happy.
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Programme committee

Mike Kabischev
Leader of GoWayMinsk Community
Daria Shabala
SPACE Production team
Leader of GoWayMinsk Community
Stas Afanasiev

Tickets sales schedule

until 16.09.18
86 EUR
100 USD
6281 RUB
199 BYN
sold out
43 EUR
50 USD
3125 RUB
99 BYN
after 17.09.18
108 EUR
126 USD
7859 RUB
249 BYN
until 16.09.18
199 BYN
sold out
99 BYN
after 17.09.18
249 BYN
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The Silicon valley of Eastern Europe
Wall Street Journal named Belarus "Hi-tech Park the Silicon Valley" of Eastern Europe.
Hotel Discount
The Capital
Minsk is a beautiful city with post war architecture & lots of parks. Even the most experienced travellers are impressed by its spacious avenues & cleanliness.
Large Developers' Community
Minsk has a really strong IT developers community. GoWayMinsk community, for example, has their regular meetups every other month.
Need a hotel? After purchasing a conference ticket, contact the organizers and get a discount on Willing hotel.
A unique feature of Belarusian national cuisine is a huge variety of cold soups & potato dishes. To try draniki with sour cream is a must!
Delicious national cuisine
Welcome to Belarus!
Explore the city with these handy guides
If you fly to Minsk airport from any country except Russia & your stay will last up to 30 days (including arrival & departure dates), the visa will be stamped to you free of charge at Minsk airport!

This concerns 74 countries' citizens.

If your country is in the list, you don't need an invitation to enter the country. You'll only need a valid passport (it must be valid 6 months after your trip to Belarus), a return ticket and medical insurance that must be purchased at Minsk airport upon arrival before passport control (it costs a couple of euros, the insurances from your countries might be not valid for our passport control).

If your country is not in this list, we can prepare an invitation for you.
30 days visa-free

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Conference Code of Conduct
GoWayFest 2.0 Conference is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the developers community.

We value the participation of each member of the community and want all attendees & speakers to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.All attendees, speakers, partners and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

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We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.