Projects for landing a Golang job

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/golang

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  • go-formatter

    A curated list of awesome Go frameworks, libraries and software

    Contributing to somebody else’s Open Source project is usually a good way to show your skills and get a CV booster. I’m sure there are many Go projects you can contribute to, no matter what you’re interested in. Have a look at https://github.com/avelino/awesome-go and https://github.com/uhub/awesome-go for inspiration. If Data Streaming is of any interest, https://benthos.dev is a great project to contribute to. I’ve been a constant contributor for over 2 years now and I love it.

  • awesome-go

    A curated list of awesome Go frameworks, libraries and software. (by uhub)

    Contributing to somebody else’s Open Source project is usually a good way to show your skills and get a CV booster. I’m sure there are many Go projects you can contribute to, no matter what you’re interested in. Have a look at https://github.com/avelino/awesome-go and https://github.com/uhub/awesome-go for inspiration. If Data Streaming is of any interest, https://benthos.dev is a great project to contribute to. I’ve been a constant contributor for over 2 years now and I love it.

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services. Easy to start, it is available in the cloud or on-premises.

  • Benthos

    Fancy stream processing made operationally mundane

    There's the https://github.com/benthosdev/benthos/blob/main/CONTRIBUTING.md document that you'll need to read. Besides that, try it out yourself and get a feel of how it works. /u/jeffail's YouTube channel has many detailed videos on Benthos: https://www.benthos.dev/videos and I also have a few intro meetup talks on YouTube. Do join the Discord or Slack if you'd like to chat with maintainers (Discord is the more active one) and see if you can find an issue that you'd be interested in working on. Happy to offer guidance. The expectation is to pay attention to detail and ship clean code (we can help you clean it up), ideally accompanied by tests, but it's not always practical to write tests given the large number of SaaS products that this system interfaces with.

  • faker

    Go (Golang) Fake Data Generator for Struct, previously https://github.com/bxcodec/faker (by go-faker)

    Nice job! A while back, I bumped into https://github.com/go-faker/faker, which got integrated into https://benthos.dev for fake data generation. What were the design considerations when you started gofakeit? Does it have any niche features which faker doesn't provide or is there anything you'd like to see added to it? I'll give it a spin later to explore the API a bit.

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