The world's first Golang distributed hackathon.

The Gopher Gala is the world's first Golang distributed hackathon. Showcase your skills and compete for prizes against the best Go developers from around the world.

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Prizes

$4,100 in prizes

First Prize

Google - Chromebook Pixel per person
99designs - free Gold Logo Contest ($799 value) - to be shared within the team
Github - 1 year of Silver Plan per person
Segment - 1 month subscription to Craft Coffee per person
Transloadit - Squishable Go Gopher
Transloadit - 1 year of Startup Plan

Second Prize

Google - Nexus Player per person
Github - 1 year of Bronze Plan per person
Segment - 1 month subscription to Craft Coffee per person
Transloadit - Squishable Go Gopher
Transloadit - 6 months of Startup Plan

Third Prize

Google - Nexus Player per person
Github - 6 months of Bronze Plan per person
Segment - 1 month subscription to Craft Coffee per person
Transloadit - 3 months of Startup Plan

Fourth Prize

Google - Chromecast per person
Github - 6 months of Bronze Plan per person
Segment - 1 month subscription to Craft Coffee per person
Transloadit - 3 months of Startup Plan

Fifth Prize

Google - Chromecast per person
Github - 6 months of Bronze Plan per person
Segment - 1 month subscription to Craft Coffee per person
Transloadit - 3 months of Startup Plan

Crowd Favorite

Rollbar - Raspberry Pi per person
Rollbar - 1 year of Small Plan ($300 value)- to be shared with the team
Github - 6 months of Bronze Plan per person
Segment - 1 month subscription to Craft Coffee per person
Transloadit - Squishable Go Gopher
Transloadit - 6 months of Startup Plan

Best Solo App

Crowd Interactive - trip to Colima, Mexico for a week to hack out of their offices*
Qwinix Technologies - Parrot Bebop Drone
Balsamiq - 6 months free MyBalsamiq
Github - 6 months of Bronze Plan
Segment - 1 month subscription to Craft Coffee
Transloadit - Squishable Go Gopher
Transloadit - 6 months of Startup Plan

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

People can participate from all over the world. Teams can be made of 1-4 people.

Requirements

Applications must be made using Go, and must have been developed during the 48 hour event. Push regularly to Github throughout the weekend. For more information, check out our website: gophergala.com/faq

How to enter

Registration took place on our website (gophergala.com) and closed on January 20, 2015. To make sure your app is eligible for judging, request a repository and then submit to ChallengePost before the competition ends (January 25 at 5pm PST, which is January 26 at 1am UTC).

For more information, check out our website: gophergala.com/faq

Judges

Francesc Campoy

Francesc Campoy
Google

Jessie Frazelle

Jessie Frazelle
Docker

Andrew Gerrand

Andrew Gerrand
Google

Rob Figueiredo

Rob Figueiredo
Yext

Peter Mattis

Peter Mattis
Square

Katrina Owen

Katrina Owen
exercism.io

Cameron Walters

Cameron Walters
Apcera

Asta

Asta
Beego

Travis Reeder

Travis Reeder
Iron.io

Jeremy Saenz

Jeremy Saenz
Martini, Negroni, Gin, CLI

Amir Shareb

Amir Shareb
Segment

Derek Parker

Derek Parker
Delve & Hashrocket

Steve Francia

Steve Francia
Hugo & MongoDB

Beyang Liu

Beyang Liu
Sourcegraph

Yamil Asusta

Yamil Asusta
SendGrid

Judging Criteria

  • Usefulness
  • Creativity
  • Completeness
  • How well the app showcases Go's Strengths