Thank you, Golang Bristol, for hosting a warm and friendly workshop last night. As well as exploring some core Go language features I was able to do some pair programming with Samuel. You can find the resulting forked Go tutorial repo on GitHub.
Preparation for the workshop was really easy, setting up my Ubuntu laptop was a straightforward system package installation. I was able to very quickly get my Hello World on. So far the documentation seems straight forward to follow.
Post-workshop pub discussions about the benefits of using Go were helpful too.