Google I/O kicks off in a week. In the early hours of Thursday Morning next week, on the 19th of May at 3am AEST to be exact. I`ll be on the ground in Mountain View watching the keynote live, but not everyone can so it’s a computer monitor or TV for most, but have you considered a Google I/O Extended event?
Google I/O Extended events are events aimed at bringing developers in your local area together for a communal experience to watch both the keynote as well as the I/O Sessions. They traditionally also have developer related events such as hackathons and codelabs run at the same time.
This year, there’s a mere two Google I/O Extended events officially registered, running in Brisbane and Melbourne.
While Google won’t sponsor a Google I/O Extended event, they do supply a handy guide you can download on how to host a successful Google I/O Extended event. The guide contains all the info you need to set an agenda, organise a live-stream and even organise swag for giveaways.
There isn’t a real lot of time left to organise your Google I/O Extended event – shipping in official Google swag is pretty much out of the question, but maybe you can get your friends together for an event.
There’s usually a fair crowd of people checking in to Ausdroid during the early hours of the morning when we’re busy writing up the announcements at Google I/O. With a contact – me – on the ground we’re keen to hear your questions and try to get them answered if possible, so make sure you stay tuned to Ausdroid next Thursday for all the news.