Gopher Gala 2016

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


Join us at the new BitX office in Cape Town on Saturday and Sunday, 23-24 January 2016, where we will be hosting a local HQ for the Gopher Gala. This event will be for those participating in the international Gopher Gala and those who would like to meet and learn from other Go developers.

For more info about the Gopher Gala visit

Please register for the gala at

If you don’t have any teammates or don’t know what to build for the gala, don’t worry. Come along anyway and we’ll figure it out on the day.

The full event starts at 3am (local time) on Saturday morning and lasts for 48 hours. We will only be hosting the event during South African daytime hours ;-)


  • BitX will be open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday 23-24 Jan 2016
  • There will be experienced Go devs to bounce ideas off
  • Snacks and drinks will be provided
  • Bring your laptop, ideas and enthusiasm!

We look forward to meeting you!

Werner van Rooyen
Werner heads up Business Development and Growth at BitX. His passions include payments, e-commerce, technology, marketing and design: something that he has been fortunate enough to do on three different continents. Werner has lived and worked in South Africa, the United States, Indonesia, Taiwan and China.