Opening keynote: Clear is better than clever - GopherCon SG 2019

Published on: Monday, 20 May 2019

Speaker: Dave Cheney, VMware (@davecheney)

Well socialised Gophers often cite readability as one of Go’s core tenets, I disagree.

In this talk I’ll discuss the differences between readability and clarity, show how to write clear Go code, and argue that Go programmers should strive for clarity, not just readability, in their programs.

About the speaker

David Cheney is an open source contributor and project member for the Go programming language. David is a well-respected voice within the tech community, speaking on a variety of topics such as software design, performance, and the Go programming language.

In 2009, while idly perusing Google Reader, he ran across the announcement of a new open source language, Go. It was love at first sight. From that point David’s passion has taken him around the world writing, teaching, and speaking about Go.

David is currently a member of the technical staff at VMware. Prior to their acquisition he served as a Staff Engineer at Heptio, a Seattle based company, focused on building tools to help developers become more productive with Kubernetes.

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