Gophers: Brian Ketelsen & Erik St. Martin

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018
Bridget discusses all things Go with Brian Ketelsen and Erik St. Martin.

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Bridget discusses all things Go with Brian Ketelsen and Erik St. Martin.

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Artwork credit: Ashley McNamara‘s Gophers art repo on github

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Brian Ketelsen

Brian Ketelsen

Brian Ketelsen is probably most widely known for his role in the Go community: co-organizing Gophercon, co-hosting the GoTime.FM podcast, and co-authoring Go in Action for Manning Press. He’s been programming since he was 10, starting on a TI-99 4A. His broad background includes roles as a DBA, Developer, CIO, and nearly everything in-between. Brian built his first custom Linux distribution in 2007, which was used by colleges and companies like IBM to make developing with Ruby on Rails easier. Biggest contribution to Open Source: SkyDNS, which powers service discovery in Kubernetes.

Erik St. Martin

Erik St. Martin

Erik St. Martin spent the last decade building distributed systems for large enterprises such as cable providers, credit bureaus, and fraud detection companies, and now works for Microsoft as a Cloud Developer Advocate. He co-authored a book on the Go programming language, podcasts with GoTimeFM, and co-organizes GopherCon, the annual conference for the Go community.


Bridget Kromhout

Bridget Kromhout

Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, focusing on the open source Kubernetes ecosystem. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if “cloud” can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an operations engineer, she traded being on call for being on a plane. A frequent speaker and program committee member for tech conferences, she leads the devopsdays organization globally and the devops community at home in Minneapolis. She podcasts with Arrested DevOps, blogs at, and is active in a Twitterverse near you.