Since May 2014, I have been busy organizing India’s first-ever Go programming conference “GopherConIndia“. The experience so far has been awesome and I get a chance to interact with Gophers from all over the world. For GopherConIndia, we have interviewed many Gophers.

Below, I have created a list of all the interviews so far but please feel free to add to this list, any other Gopher interview(s) that I might have missed out.

Gopher Interviews

Satish Manohar Talim Gopher Interviews

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A list of interviews of Go programming enthusiasts and developers (Gophers).

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  1. 1. Cory LaNou

    Cory LaNou

    His interview.

    Some highlights:

    • I think the best way to get a real jump on the Go language is to either attend a workshop, meetup, or find somebody that is willing to pair with you that is already experienced with Go.
    • Interfaces and composition. That is the real magic sauce in Go.
  2. 2. William Kennedy

    William Kennedy

    William is a speaker at GopherConIndia 2015.

    His interview.

    Some highlights:
    - I think the next evolution for Go will be support for building desktop and mobile applications.
    - Take advantage of all the Go related documentation, blogs, local Meetups and groups like Slack that exist today. Don’t be afraid to ask your questions and get involved.

  3. 3. Darshan Puttannaiah

    Darshan Puttannaiah

    Darshan is the Founder and CEO at Qwinix Technologies. Qwinix are GopherConIndia's first Gold Sponsor.

    The interview.

    Some highlights:
    - The Indian community around Go is very vibrant.
    - We do see Go being adopted worldwide by majority of the companies, big and small for developing quality software products.

  4. 4. Dave Cheney

    Dave Cheney

    Dave is a speaker at GopherConIndia 2015.

    His interview.

    Some highlights:
    - I think the potential of Go as a language to teach the art and the profession of programming is enormous.
    - Understand the power of interfaces, they are one of Go’s great gifts, potentially more important than channels or goroutines.
    - By removing inheritance from the language, the opportunity to practice the mantra of composition over inheritance is made manifest, and fighting it will only lead to frustration.

  5. 5. Shiju Varghese

    Shiju Varghese

    The interview will go live on Fri. 7th Nov. 2014.

  6. 6. Jiahua Chen

    Jiahua Chen

    Jiahua is a speaker at GopherConIndia 2015.

    His interview.

    Some highlights:
    - Go is already awesome on the server side; client side (desktop and mobile) with native GUI is the next big thing to do with it.
    - I believe Go is new and for the young generation like me, so I continue working with it.

    You should also read Fireside chat with Jiahua Chen, creator of Gogs (Go Git Service) and Macaron.

  7. 7. Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson

    His interview.

    Some highlights:

    • I find that porting libraries from other languages to Go is incredibly educational.
    • Getting a sense of "idiomatic Go" is the hardest part about Go.
  8. 8. Mark Bates

    Mark Bates

    Mark is a speaker at GopherConIndia 2015.

    His interview.

    Some highlights:

    • I can see Go doing what Ruby did about 6 or 7 years ago. Really revolutionizing and liberating people to build bigger, more sophisticated apps quickly, that also scale well right from the beginning.
    • My biggest advice to developers is to embrace the Go way of writing code. Don't try to force the patterns and techniques from your previous language on it. You'll struggle and fail.
  9. 9. Levi Cook

    Levi Cook

    The interview will go live on Friday, 10th Oct. 2014.

  10. 10. Matt Holt

    Matt Holt

    His interview.

    Some highlights:

    • You'll see the typical gripes about generics, dependency management, and frameworks. My response is usually "Go has another way."
    • Go has an exciting future, with an ARM port being actively developed and better garbage collection well on the way.
  11. 11. Brian Ketelsen

    Brian Ketelsen

    His interview.

    Some highlights:

    • If you don't take the time to learn and truly understand Go's interfaces, you'll be doomed to write Go code that looks like your other favorite languages.
    • Embrace interfaces and channels!
    • My biggest frustration has been my inability to convince everyone I know, to stop writing code in other languages and start writing Go code.

    Other Interviews:

  12. 12. Rob Pike

    Rob Pike

    An Interview with Rob Pike, the Co-developer of Google's Go Programming Language.

    Interview with Rob Pike about the design of Go and other topics.

    An interview with Rob Pike for The Changelog podcast.

    Go at Google

    Rob Pike on Google Go: Concurrency, Type System, Memory Management and GC

    Rob Pike on Parallelism and Concurrency in Programming Languages

  13. 13. Kelsey Hightower

    Kelsey Hightower

    The interview will go live on Fri. 12th Dec. 2014.

  14. 14. Steve Francia

    Steve Francia

    The interview will go live on Tues. 25th Nov. 2014.

  15. 15. Francesc Campoy Flores

    Francesc Campoy Flores

    Francesc is a speaker at GopherConIndia 2015.

    His interview.

    Some highlights:

    • I see Go as a day to day language both in the industry but also, and specially, in schools.
    • Avoid over-engineering and rather than having huge monolithic code bases make simple pieces that play well together.
  16. 16. Blake Mizerany

    Blake Mizerany

    Blake is a speaker at GopherConIndia 2015.

    His interview.

    Some highlights:

    • Fight most urges to introduce dependencies.
    • Go in the foreseeable future would be in distributed systems, command line clients, web applications, APIs, almost everywhere.
  17. 17. Anthony Starks

    Anthony Starks

    The interview will go live on Tuesday, 4th Nov. 2014.

  18. 18. Damian Gryski

    Damian Gryski

    The interview will go live on Tuesday, 2nd Dec. 2014.

  19. 19. Jason Moiron

    Jason Moiron

    The interview will go live on Friday, 24th Oct. 2014.

  20. 20. Nathan Youngman

    Nathan Youngman

    The interview will go live on Tue. 28th Oct. 2014.

  21. 21. Dmitri Shuralyov

    Dmitri Shuralyov

    Fireside chat with Dmitri Shuralyov, dev tools hacker.

  22. 22. Robert Griesemer

    Robert Griesemer

    Erik Meijer interviews Robert Griesemer, Go language designer.

  23. 23. Fatih Arslan

    Fatih Arslan

    His interview.

    Some highlights:

    • is one my favorites. I probably spend a lot of time here, to search for third party packages, jump from one package to another one and read them.
    • Know your tools. Go tools are very powerful yet simple by nature.
  24. 24. Derek Collison

    Derek Collison

    The interview will go live on Tuesday, 14th Oct. 2014.

  25. 25. Ankur Gupta

    Ankur Gupta

    His interview.

    Some highlights:

    • Go community is rapidly growing and I believe over time the best ideas will get mass adoption and bubble up as the community way of doing things.
    • One can already witness inquires for experienced Go Programmers and Trainers in Bengaluru by companies wanting to integrate dockers.

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In June 2009, we had compiled a list of companies in Pune that execute projects / develop products using Ruby and Ruby on Rails. A lot has changed since then; many companies are no longer existing and some like Josh Software are growing! So, if you are looking at outsourcing your work to companies in Pune India, this list will be very helpful.

This time around, I am experimenting with Listly to list out the companies. Here goes:

Ruby, Rails companies in Pune, India

Satish Manohar Talim Ruby, Rails companies in Pune, India

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Here is a list of companies in Pune, India executing projects / developing products using Ruby and Ruby on Rails. Add your suggestion.


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  1. 1. Josh Software

    Josh Software

    Josh is India's leading company in building innovative web applications working exclusively in Ruby On Rails since 2007.

  2. 2. Cube Root Software

    Cube Root Software

    The company was founded in 2009 in Pune India, by highly experienced software professionals. Cube Root offers exclusive Ruby on Rails consulting services, along with ReactJS, Angularjs, backbonejs web front end if necessary. A team passionate about staying on the cutting edge, that cares about your product as their own. They follow agile processes for Project Management and Test Driven Development as development methodology to ensure the delivery of the quality product as quickly as possible.

  3. 3. BigBinary


    BigBinary is a Ruby on Rails web and mobile development and consulting shop based in Miami, Florida. Founded in 2010, it hosts developers that have contributed to and are part of many Open-Source projects, namely Ruby, Rake, Ruby on Rails. It's a remote friendly company and except the founder no one else lives in Miami, with many puneits members working remotely.

    The BigBinary team, loves contributing to Open-Source projects and helping out the community. Three of the team members are amongst the top 100 Rails Contributors.

    Apart from Open-Source, the team is prolific in creating screencasts, blogging, writing ebooks and maintaining the RubyIndia Newsletter and The Indian Ruby Podcast.

    A good insight and helpful guide about how they BigBinary team operates, which tools they use, and programming practices they follow, can be found at

  4. 4. e-Zest


    e-Zest is an ISO 9001:2008 and SEI CMMI Level 3 global IT services company specialized in emerging technologies including cloud, mobility, analytics and UI/UX building digital enterprises. It works on technologies such as RoR, Java, .NET and PHP.

    Being a customer focused and technology driven company it always help clients in crafting holistic business value for their software development efforts.

    e-Zest is Microsoft Gold Certified partner and AWS Advanced Consulting Partner. It has more than 400 software professionals on board with over 100 customers spread across four continents. It is consistently delivering cutting edge technology solutions to its broad range of clients from manufacturing, healthcare, finance, banking, e-learning and travel industries since its inception in 2000.

  5. 5. !dyllic Software

    !dyllic Software

    Idyllic Software is a leading Ruby on Rails development company. Apart from web application, they also provide mobile development services.

    The team fosters, follows and applies the Lean Startup methodology for their clients along with their scrum processes. They work with high growth companies who are looking for high quality work done at jet speed.

    Being a conscious business itself, it enjoys associating with like-minded people who aims to bring positive changes in the world.

  6. 6. Vertis Microsystems

    Vertis Microsystems

    Vertis Microsystems is a software engineering company which specialises in outsourced product management and development, facilities management solutions using Archibus and agile QA services.

  7. 7. Pragmatic Techsoft Pvt. Ltd.

    Pragmatic Techsoft Pvt. Ltd.

    Pragmatic Techsoft Pvt Ltd (Contact Person: Shabbir Merchant), are a dynamic and fast growing Ruby / Ruby on Rails Software Development, Consulting and Training Company based out of Pune, India. Here are some highlights of their company:

    • They follow SCRUM agile method for software development and use Project Management, Version Control and Testing tools to produce quality product.
    • They are on bleeding edge of development and use the latest release of Ruby, Rails, Plugins and Gems to create cutting-edge web applications.
    • They have experienced and talented software engineers and designers who can develop and deploy Flash/Flex, Javascript, HTML/CSS based Ruby on Rails web applications.
    • They also have conducted Ruby on Rails workshops and provide corporate training in Ruby on Rails.

    The projects they have worked on:
    - Daily deals website
    - Insurance Broker Portal

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If you have worked with any of the above companies, please do comment about your experience with them. Disclaimer: I am on Josh’s Board of Directors and none of the above companies has ever paid me anything and none requested this post.. just to be clear!

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