Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I use the lessons in school?
  2. Is the material free to use?
  3. Can you help teach the lessons?
  4. How do I get GopherCoders to come to my school?
  5. Can you teach the teachers?
  6. Who has copyright on the material?
  7. What license is used for the material?
  8. What does the license mean?
  9. Can I use the material for a commercial purpose?
  10. Can I download the programs?
  11. What license is used for the programs?
  12. Can you teach Go to professional programmers?


Can I use the lessons in school?

Yes, if you are a teacher you can use the lessons, the lesson plans and the teacher notes with your pupils. But, you must give GopherCoders.com credit for the material.

Is the material free to use?

Yes, the lessons, lesson plans, teacher notes and the programs are all free to use. We believe strongly that education is a right for all children regardless of their circumstances.

Can you help teach the lessons?

Yes, of course we can. Please contact us via out feedback page to discuss your requirements.

How do I get GopherCoders to come to my school?

If you want Gophercoders to come to your school, just send us a request via our feedback page.

Can you teach the teachers?

Possibly, so far no one has asked has for this. Please use our feedback page to make a request. Please be aware however that to teach this material affectively you will need a degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics or equivalent professional experience.

All of the lessons, lesson plans, teacher notes and programs are copyright of Kulawe Limited.

What license is used for the material?

The lessons, lesson plans and teacher notes are licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license.

What does the license mean?

The terms in the license mean:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

You are free to:

  • Share the material in any format or medium
  • Adapt, remix or transform or build upon the material

There is no cost of using the material.

Can I use the material for a commercial purpose?

No, you cannot use the material for any commercial purposes.

Can I download the programs?

Yes, they are all on our GitHub pages.

What license is used for the programs?

The programs are all licensed under as similar BSD license to Go itself. The license text is:

Copyright (c) 2015 Kulawe Limited. All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
met:

   * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
   * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above
copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer
in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
distribution.
   * Neither the name of Kulawe Limited nor the names of its
contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from
this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
"AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

Can you teach Go to professional programmers?

Yes, our material could be adapted and expanded to teach professional programmers. Please use our feedback form to contact us to discuss your requirements.

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Hello and welcome

Hello and welcome to GopherCoders.com.

Do you want to learn to program a computer? If you answered YES you have come to the right website. Follow along with us and let us introduce you to the world of computer programming.