Go is a modern, compiled language developed primarily through the efforts of Google. and some of the folks who originally brought you Unix and it’s successor, Plan 9. There are many very cool modern features, and it has a very strong pedigree.
I am not going to be listing out the features or cool parts of the language, but I wanted to share that there is a webpage used for providing a tour of features. Especially if you’re familiar with C, the examples and descriptions will be very interesting to you.