Five things you didn’t know about Google I/O 2012

March 13, 2012

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By Monica Tran, Google I/O Team

If you were following +Google Developers this morning, you’d already know that:
  1. Registration will be first come, first served on March 27th at 7 AM PDT / 14:00 UTC.
  2. Rooms at the W Hotel are currently going for $279. Limited time offer, while supplies last.
  3. Code Labs have graduated from Bootcamp and will now be incorporated into our 3-day agenda.
  4. This year’s After Hours theme is Carnival 2112.
  5. Real-time transcription (CART) will be provided live during the keynote and some breakout sessions.
That’s a lot to take in all at once, so to make it easier on you, we’ve consolidated everything you need to know about Google I/O 2012 at

And because we know 105 days is a long time to wait, we’ve built a little game called input/output to help you pass the time. The objective is simple: use the tools and machine parts to create a Rube Goldberg-inspired machine that moves a particle from the <input> to the </output>. Then, share your machine on Google+ using #io12. Build well and you won't lose your marbles — build a machine of epic design and your creation could be featured at Google I/O 2012.

Whether you’ll be joining us in San Francisco, at an I/O Extended viewing party, or on I/O Live from the comforts of home, be sure to bookmark our Google I/O website to make the most of your 2012 experience. More details about the 3-day program, session schedules, and Developer Sandbox will come in the following months.

Monica Tran leads marketing for Google I/O and broader developer marketing programs at Google.

Posted by Scott Knaster, Editor