Go, the Go Community, and the Pandemic

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Go always comes second to more
basic concerns like personal and family health and safety.
Around the world, the past couple months have been terrible,
and we are still at the start of this awful pandemic.
There are days when it seems like working on
anything related to Go should be considered a serious priority inversion.


But after we’ve done all we can
to prepare ourselves and our families for whatever is coming,
getting back to some approximation of a familiar routine
and normal work is a helpful coping mechanism.
In that spirit, we intend to keep working on Go
and trying to help the Go community as much as we can.


In this post we want to share a few important notes about
how the pandemic is affecting the Go community,
a few things we’re doing to help, what you can do to help,
and our plans for Go itself.



Conferences and Meetups


The Go community thrives on in-person conferences and meetups.
We had anticipated 35 conferences this year
and thousands of meetups, nearly all of which have
now changed, been postponed, or been cancelled.
We’ll keep the
conferences wiki page
updated as plans change.


We want to do everything we can to help support impacted Go conferences.
We also want to support efforts to explore
new ways for gophers to connect in the time of social distancing.
In addition to honoring Google’s existing sponsorships,
we are interested to offer support to people planning
virtual conference alternatives through the rest of the year.
If you are organizing a Go conference and have been impacted,
or if you are considering holding a...


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