GopherCon Israel 2023 Workshops will be a live conference.

GopherCon is focused on the Go programming language, nevertheless, the topics to be presented relate to many other domains, including: DevOps, cloud computing, web programming, hacking and more.


  • Derek Parker

    Derek Parker

    wrote a tool that every Go developer uses and thinks that Go is the language of dreamers.

  • Adrian Cole

    Adrian Cole

    Adrian is an engineer working at Tetrate on Open Source projects. He’s been a routine contributor to open source for over ten years. Lately, he spends most of his time on wazero: the zero dependency WebAssembly runtime for Go developers, as well http-wasm.io which is a portability specification. His past notable project work includes Zipkin, OpenFeign, and Apache jclouds.

  • Idan Katz

    Idan Katz

    Senior Developer and Team Leader @Raftt

  • Liri Sokol

    Liri Sokol

    Tech Lead @Diversion

  • Amit Lichtenberg

    Amit Lichtenberg

    Lead Architect @Otterize

  • David Freilich

    David Freilich

    David Freilich is a Software Engineer in the Platform group at AppsFlyer, where he works on providing a smooth developer experience for the entire R&D Department. He is also a platform maintainer for the Cloud Native Buildpacks project. He is passionate about clean code, delightful user experiences, and beautiful products. He holds a BA from Yeshiva University and a MSc from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Doron Segal

    Doron Segal

    Hey, I'm Doron! A seasoned, hands-on, technical leader with a track record of building teams and products. I focus on building organizations and enabling them to get things done. Passionate about people and technology and how to make it scale. Management of engineering teams ranging of all sizes (over 50 engineers). My leadership mantra is Leadership is not wielding authority; it's empowering others. I lead by listening and example. I served in the Israeli Army as Platoon Commander for 4 years in a technology combat unit. Co-founded CityOwls, a data aggregation startup. I was CTO at NKStream a 4K - 16K streaming solution. I led a platform team at Beats Music (later Apple); Engineering manager at OpenTable and later director of platform engineering at Saildrone. Currently I’m the CTO & co-founder of TryPerDiem, a YC-backed startup. I'm also a dad of 3 adorable kids.

  • Aviv Klasquin Komissar

    Aviv Klasquin Komissar

    Aviv is a Lead Architect @Cyolo and enjoys creating exciting, genuine tech. Aviv is programming in Go for the last 7 years.

  • Natalie Pistunovich

    Natalie Pistunovich

    As a professional question asker and passionate learner, Natalie found that the intersection of AI, code, and security sparks joy. She is an OpenAI Developer Ambassador, a Google Developer Expert for Go and consulting companies that want to incorporate AI. In addition to being a university lecturer teaching DevOps, she is also a public speaker and conference and community organizer in Berlin.Throughout her career, she has worked on four different continents as an engineering manager, software and hardware engineer, developer advocate, and co-founder of a mobile start-up. Still thinks that passing Calculus at the Technion was harder than getting a sailing license in Germany.

  • Noam Soloveichik

    Noam Soloveichik

    Software Engineer @Raftt

  • Jonathan Harel

    Jonathan Harel

    Jonathan is a digital comedian - touching on everything that involves humor, technology and creativity. In the past few years he released multiple items, including `Dark{mode}`: a docu-comedy web series that covers developer experience topics, trends, and best practices; “UHMMM”: A software that plays elevator music when online meetings go silent; and “yyynet”, an extension that adds drama to news headlines. Today he is working on fine.dev - the developer experience company.

  • Nahshon Unna-Tsameret

    Nahshon Unna-Tsameret

    Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat, developing cloud native applications with golang for the last three years. Naturally, my code is open. Have more than 20 years of experience in software development, from low level devices to backend applications. Married + two teenagers.

  • Nir Barak

    Nir Barak

    Big Data Tech Lead.

  • Guy Brandwine

    Guy Brandwine

    I'm a technology leader with almost 30 years of experience in managing and implementing innovative System architecture, scalable R&D, quality assurance and integration teams. As a serial startups and development teams kick starter, code, architecture and best practice enthusiastic. The founder and co-host of the Golang Israel community (https://www.meetup.com/Go-Israel/).

  • Hagai Dayan

    Hagai Dayan

    Working in the industry in the past couple of years as a Backend Engineer and as an Engineering Team Lead. I took a part in designing, implementing and improving real-time systems that process data at high scale, mostly in Go.

  • Shay Nehmad

    Shay Nehmad

    Founding Engineer @Reco


2 Workshops For Each Time Slot.

Time / Room A2 A3
08:30 09:30 Registration & Breakfast
09:30 09:45 Opening Words
09:45 10:30 Derek Parker- Go: the language of dreamers - Keynote
10:30 11:00 Break
11:00 11:30 Amit Lichtenberg - Generics are a Gopher's Best Friend Nir Barak & Shay Nehmad- Shifting Left with Protobuf - a multi-disciplinary approach to schema management
11:30 11:45 Break
11:45 12:15 Hagai Dayan- Bottlenecks in Golang memory management Natalie Pistunovich- AI-Assisted Go: Up Your Game and Have More Fun
12:15 13:15 Lunch
13:15 13:45 Guy Brandwine- A journey from development chaos to total control Doron Segal- How Golang can help fighting global warming
13:45 14:00 Break
14:00 14:30 Liri Sokol- Writing a virtual file system was never simpler Adrian Cole- WebAssembly for the backend
14:30 14:45 Break
14:45 15:15 David Freilich- Creating a CLI Manager with Cobra Aviv Klasquin Komissar- Hot path optimizations for latency-critical applications in GO
15:15 15:45 Break
15:45 16:30 Lightning Talks
Nahshon Unna - Tsameret- Writing a custom golang linter
Noam Soloveichik- Single Method Interfaces and How to Use Them
Miki Tebeka- In the Loop
Idan Katz- Ain't nobody got time.Time fo' that
Ori Shoshan- People-oriented programming: effectively using Go's built-in features to make life easier for your fellow devs
Jonathan Harel- Code Smarter not Harder
16:30 16:45 Closing words
16:45 17:30 Social Event

Gold Sponsors

  • AppsFlyer

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    AppsFlyer helps brands make good choices for their business and their customers with its advanced measurement, data analytics, deep linking, engagement, fraud protection, data clean room and privacy preserving technologies. Built on the idea that brands can increase customer privacy while providing exceptional experiences, AppsFlyer empowers thousands of creators and 10,000+ technology partners to create better, more meaningful customer relationships. To learn more, visit www.appsflyer.com.

  • Rookout

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    Reduce debugging time and instantly review live environments w/ non-breaking breakpoints. Supports Go, JVM, Python, Node, Ruby and .NET. Integrates with a variety of tools.

  • Descope

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    Descope helps every developer build secure, frictionless authentication and user journeys for any application. Our no-code workflow builder, SDKs, and APIs enable developers to easily create and customize authentication flows for every user interaction. Designed by security experts, Descope also protects against account takeover fraud, session theft, and bot attacks on login pages. Founded in 2022, Descope is headquartered in Los Altos, CA and is a member of the FIDO Alliance. To learn more, visit https://www.descope.com.

  • RavenDB

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Silver Sponsors

  • Google

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    Google believes that open source is good for everyone. By being open and freely available, it enables and encourages collaboration and the development of technology.

  • RedHat

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    Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open-source solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver high-performing Linux, cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. We help customers standardize across environments, develop cloud-native applications, and integrate, automate, secure, and manage complex environments with award-winning support, training, and consulting services.

  • Jetbrains

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    At JetBrains, we create cutting-edge development tools to help make your coding productive and enjoyable. Trusted by millions of developers worldwide, our products automate your mundane and routine tasks and simplify the challenging ones. We’re known for IDEs, such as IntelliJ IDEA for Java, PhpStorm for PHP, PyCharm for Python, CLion for C++, and many others. We created GoLand, an IDE that makes it easy to read, write, and change Go code, specifically for Go developers. However, GoLand is more than just a Go IDE. On top of the features available for working with Go code, it has extended support for JavaScript, TypeScript, and databases. Smart features, such as on-the-fly error detection and quick-fixes, top-notch integration with Go modules, powerful and safe refactorings with one-step undo, intelligent code completion, dead code detection, and documentation hints, help all Go developers, from novices to experienced professionals, to create fast, efficient, and reliable code.