The Gopher Guides instructor team includes some of the most respected and accomplished leaders in the Go programming community. Their combination of hands-on professional experience, commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive Go community, and the education of Go developers make them an excellent resource for companies around the world that want to enhance their team’s skillsets and efficiency.
Mark Bates is a full stack web developer with almost 20 years of experience building high quality scalable applications for companies such as Apple, USA Today, Klarna, and Palm. He has written three books, 'Distributed Programming with Ruby', 'Programming in CoffeeScript', and 'Conquering the Command Line'. Mark has spoken at conferences around the world, has led user groups such as Boston Ruby and Boston Golang, and has helped to organize conferences such as GothamGo and GopherCon.
Tim Raymond is a full-stack developer with over six years of experience writing Go for companies such as USA Today, InfluxData, and Mattel. He's worked on everything from publishing pipelines, gRPC APIs, IoT backends, and interactive React frontends powered by Go backends. Prior to his involvement in the Go community, Tim served as an organizer for the Boston Ruby Group. His professional interests range across web applications, compilers, networking, performance, and cryptography.