Posted by Mike Pegg, Head of Developer Marketing
Google I/O is almost here! We’ll kick-off live from the Shoreline Amphitheatre
in Mountain View at 10AM PDT next Wednesday, May 18th. This year’s festival
will focus on key themes that matter to you: Develop, to build high quality apps; Grow & Earn, to increase user engagement and create successful businesses; and What’s Next, a look at new platforms for future growth.
While we’re putting the finishing touches on the keynote, sessions, and code
labs, we wanted to provide you with some tips to get ready to experience I/O,
either in-person or offsite.
Navigate the conference with the Web & Mobile apps
To get the most out of Google I/O, make sure to install the Android or iOS app and add the web app to your mobile homescreen. The apps will help you plan your schedule (even
while offline!), view the venue map, and keep up with the latest I/O details.
Attending in person?
Badge pick-up starts on Tuesday, May 17th, between 7AM - 7PM at the Shoreline
Amphitheatre. Keynote seating will be pre-assigned on a first come, first
served basis during badge pick-up so plan to come by early on! Remember to
bring your ID, the QR code that will be emailed to you before the conference,
proof of academic eligibility if you registered for an Academic badge, and your best look for the badge
photo! Find the full badge pick-up schedule here.
After the keynote ends, in addition to attending technical sessions, you’ll
have the opportunity to talk directly with Google engineers throughout the
Sandbox space which will feature multiple product demos and activations; during
Code Labs where you can complete self-paced tutorials; and at Office Hours
where you can get specific questions answered by Google specialists.
Don’t forget to bring your (comfortable) party shoes! On Day 1, we’ll have an
After Hours Concert from 7-10PM that will include dinner, drinks, and feature
some exciting musical performances we think you’ll enjoy! On Day 2, we’ll have
an After Hours Party from 8-10PM which also includes food, drinks and lots of
fun activities. Enjoy the time to explore the venue at dusk - it will look
quite different than during the day. We recommend bringing a jacket for the evening festivities as it can get chilly
Whether you’re looking to experience I/O with other devs in your neighborhood,
or if you’ll be streaming it live from your couch, here are some ways you can
connect with I/O in real-time:
We’re looking forward to having you with us for 3 days of I/O fun, soon!
Don’t forget to join the social conversation at #io16!