Keynote / Natalie Pistunovich

Keynote / Natalie Pistunovich

Natalie is a learner, a Gopher, a public speaker and a sailor. She is leading the observability efforts at Fraugster, Berlin, and is the co-founder of GopherCon Iceland. Prior to that she was a Backend Developer at GrayMeta, Los Angeles, a co-founder at Connta, Nairobi, a Backend Developer at adjust, Berlin, and a Silicon Integration Engineer at Intel, Haifa. She graduated with a B.Sc. in Computer and Software Engineering from the Technion in Israel. In her free time Natalie is co-leading the Berlin chapters of GDG Go and Women Techmakers.

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GopherCon Israel

February 11, 2019
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  1. The Importance of Beginners Natalie Pistunovich @NataliePis Engineering Manager, Fraugster

  2. Good afternoon

  3. Good afternoon gopherize.me

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  11. Good afternoon

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  13. 2015

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  15. Ask stupid Questions

  16. Ask Stupid Questions

  17. everybody please stand up

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  21. Look around

  22. Look around

  23. Go is changing

  24. Go is changing

  25. There are approx. 1.5 Million active go users

  26. The Go community doubled 
 in the Past year

  27. New Go users in 2018 TOTAL Go users FROM the

    last 9 years
  28. With growth comes change

  29. With growth comes change

  30. With growth comes change

  31. http://www.theagileelephant.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Moores-Chasm.jpg

  32. http://www.theagileelephant.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Moores-Chasm.jpg

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  34. Being New

  35. How do we think about Beginners?

  36. Require training

  37. Require mentoring

  38. Learning curve

  39. Being New is Hard

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  42. Think about Go

  43. new vocabulary

  44. Different Communication Culture

  45. Feeling Unknown

  46. Feeling Unqualified

  47. Being New And Different is Harder

  48. It’s hard to be from abroad

  49. It’s hard to be from outside the US

  50. It’s hard to be from abroad

  51. It’s hard to be from abroad

  52. It’s hard to be from abroad

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  55. It’s hard to be from A Startup

  56. It’s hard to be A Hobbyist

  57. It’s hard to be Non CS Educated

  58. It’s hard to be A Minority

  59. The importance of New

  60. why are beginners important?

  61. Perspective

  62. New users think outside the box, because they don't know

    the box yet
  63. Suggestions for improvement

  64. Fresh points of view

  65. New Critique to the Go APIs

  66. New wave of tools

  67. Participation

  68. 2014

  69. 2015

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  71. 2016

  72. 2017

  73. 2017

  74. 2018

  75. 2018

  76. 2019 @gopherconEU

  77. 2019

  78. 2019

  79. Excitement

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  81. Takeaway

  82. With privilege comes responsibility

  83. Improve online documentation

  84. encourage Asking Stupid Questions

  85. ”just use the standard library”

  86. Share your work

  87. Be a mentor

  88. Mix Go with other languages and technologies

  89. Go global 
 and go offline

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  98. Tips to

  99. Everyone is a beginner to something

  100. when you go home

  101. • Improve online documentation • Encourage asking stupid questions •

    Share your OS projects & slides • Be a mentor
  102. • Mix Go with other languages and technologies • Engage

    in general tech events and smaller conferences • Help out at your local meetups • If you travel, offer a talk at the local meetup • Be future compatible and open for changes
  103. Today

  104. Q&A Natalie Pistunovich @NataliePis

  105. Q&A Natalie Pistunovich @NataliePis

  106. Q&A Natalie Pistunovich @NataliePis