Thursday, January 29, 2009 | 10:06 PM
We just announced that registration is open for Google I/O this May (27th, 28th). It's been about a year since the last I/O conference, and a lot has happened since then. This year's conference will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Like last year, we're excited to bring several thousand developers together to explore and push the boundaries of web applications using Google and open web technologies. This year, we're offering even more opportunities for developers to showcase the amazing applications they've built.
There's going to be no shortage of exciting things covered at Google I/O: from Chrome, HTML 5, and Android to GWT, OpenSocial, the GEO APIs, and much more. Among some of the cool opportunities for community engagement:
- Office Hours - talk to the product experts in very a casual setting. Bring your questions, code snippets, or just come hang out.
- Fireside Chats - come listen to an informal panel of developers and Google engineers chat about various products and problems. Perfect time to ask the hard questions.
- Tech Talks - a series of informative discussions from more of the experts. Expect the speakers to tackle topics such as computer science problems and programming languages.
- Using AJAX/RESTful APIs on Mobile Native Apps
- Porting a LAMP app to App Engine
- Creating powerful dashboards with GWT and the Visualization API
- Best practices for writing great, monetizable YouTube apps
If you're going to be in Silicon Valley during this time, or you want to make a trip out specifically for the event - please register ahead of time , as space will be limited. We'd love to see you there. For those who can't make it, stay tuned for more as I'm sure many of us will be tweeting during the conference and we typically release the content covered shortly after the event.
Like last year, Google I/O will be followed by Developer Days that will take place in various countries around the world. Keep an eye out for an announcement with details on dates and locations.
Hope to see some of our friends from APAC at I/O!
Jason Costa, Developer Relations APAC