Who first created and drew the Golang gopher?

If you’ve used Golang or have at least heard of it, then you’ve very likely seen this little creature around:

This mascot is virtually synonymous with the actual programming language, and it’s probably the best animal mascot for something in software engineering since the Linux penguin, Tux:

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Tremaine Eto

Tremaine Eto

Senior Software Engineer @ Iterable | Previously worked at DIRECTV, AT&T, and Tinder | UCLA Computer Science alumni | Follow me for software engineering tips!