Google “IO” stands for “Innovation in the Open”
Google I/O is a web developer-focused conference held annually by Google to discuss web applications using Google and open web technologies. It has been held only twice to date, May 28-29, 2008, and May 27–28, 2009, at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Major themes of the 2009 event spanned several Google products and technologies, namely – Android, App Engine, Chrome, Google Web Toolkit, OpenSocial, Google AJAX APIs, and the newly announced Google Wave.
It features 80 sessions, more than 3,000 developers, and over 100 demonstrations from developers showcasing their technologies. Talk shop with engineers building the next generation of web, mobile, and enterprise applications.
Google I/O 2010 starts in only a week, and will probably showcase Froyo and any new technologies that have emerged recently. While you might not be able to take part in the hands-on sessions and talk with the engineers building the next generation of web, mobile and enterprise applications at the event, you will be able to stay up to date with what happens during both keynote presentations. I’ll be updating regularly after it starts, and hopefully we’ll hear some news that will blow us away – rumors abound of Verizon showcasing their new “Vega”.
The keynotes will provide developers with invaluable information about Google’s “exciting new technologies” for creation on the web and mobile platforms.
To watch the keynotes, log onto the Google Developers YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/GoogleDevelopers) on Wednesday, May 19, 9:00 -10:30am PT and Thursday, May 20, 8:30-10:00am PT. While you are there you can browse through a selection of interviews, screencasts and Google Code videos already available on the channel.