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GothamGo 2014

GothamGo is an annual software conference held in NYC featuring the best of Golang!

Gobot Is Go: Using Golang For Robotics and The Internet of Things by Ron Evans and Adrian Zankich

The robotics evolution has already begun. You can buy drones and robotic devices at local retail stores. Unfortunately, it’s been hard to develop code for robots, and nearly impossible to create solutions that integrate multiple different kind of devices. That's why we created Gobot , a framework written in the Go programming language. Gobot can communicate with many different kinds of hardware devices, and integrate them together. With surprisingly few lines of code, you can write interesting applications that tie together Arduinos, ARDrones, Spheros, and more… even all at the same time! The time has come for Go powered robotics, and Gobot is here to help!

Ron Evans is a software developer who has been active in the free and open source community for over 20 years. As "Ringleader" of The Hybrid Group, he helps clients solve some of their most difficult technical and business problems. Ron has been a keynote speaker or presenter at conferences such as Maker Faire, GopherCon, GoGaRuCo, RubyConf, FutureRuby, Ignite, L.A. Ruby Conference, Scottish Ruby Conf, and MagmaConf. Ron is an active contributor to many open source projects and created the award-winning KidsRuby, free software to help teach Ruby programming to kids.

Adrian Zankich is the "Serious Programming Guy" at The Hybrid Group, and the project lead for Gobot. Adrian is quickly becoming known to the open source community from speaking at GopherCon, MakerFaire, JSConf, RubyConf, RubyKaigi, MagmaConf, and many other tech conferences. A Los Angeles native, he has worked on Telematics-based web applications, and explored a wide range of technologies, from Go to Ruby to JavaScript, cloud computing, and firmware development, and integrated many different system in his client work, as well as his many open source contributions.