Go was created in 2009 by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike and Ken Thompson. It's hard to estimate the number of Go developers but it's somewhere between 1.1 and 2.7 million, quite a sizeable amount. More than 2500 companies are using Go including, Google, Pinterest and Uber. So, you see, used by a lot of folks by big companies.
Why was Go created
As is often the case, a programming language is created to deal with the shortcomings of other languages. In this case, the creators wanted this new language to have the following capabilities:
Static typingand run-time efficiency from C.
High-performancenetworking and multi-processing
What is it used for though?
Here's some areas where you are likely to find a Go being used:
Cloud based and server-side apps
Command line tools
AI and data science
There's many great resources out there for learning the Go programming language like: