Curry On
July 16-17th, 2018

Go: building on the shoulders of giants and stepping on a few toes
Steve Francia



Go is a fairly new language that is heavily inspired by the languages that preceded it. In this talk I’ll share:

  1. What features we included in Go, their inspiration, and why we included them
  2. What we deliberately left out of Go and why
  3. The lessons we’ve learned and what we would have done differently.


Steve Francia has the unique distinction of having held leadership roles in five of the largest open source projects in history. He currently works at Google where he leads strategy for the Go Language. He also serves as a Director of the Drupal Association. Previously, Steve held executive roles at Docker and MongoDB where he led engineering, product and open source. He is the creator of Hugo, Cobra, Viper, and spf13-vim as well as many other open source projects. He is a published author, speaker, developer, and father of 4. Outside of tech, Steve likes skateboarding, photography, travel, punk rock, and dystopian films.