Google I/O Kicks Off, Focused On Developers
Throughout its existence, Google has been very dedicated to enlisting developers all around the world to embrace its projects and help with the creative process, and one of its hugest annual events that focuses on this is the Google I/O conference. This week, in San Francisco, Google I/O is in full swing, and there are announcements arriving, and many sessions related to Google App Engine, Android, Chrome, Chrome OS and many other projects. Even if you can't get to the conference, there are still ways to participate in sessions remotely, and Google will post archived versions of sessions after the event.
You can find the complete list of sessions for Google I/O here, including sessions on best practices for using Google APIs with Android, developing with Android Market in mind, building custom business solutions with Google Apps, and building apps for Google TV, among many others.
Through the Google I/O Twitter feed, you can keep abreast of live streamed keynotes and sessions, and other ways to participate in the event remotely. This is actually the best way to see in real time what's available at the conference, because Google doesn't always announce key speakers and other attractions ahead of time.
Google is also inviting developers and others to participate in remote viewing parties of live streamed events from Google I/O, and you can get information on these at the Google I/O Extended Page. While it is worthwhile to participate in Google I/O events as they happen, one of the best features of these conferences is that the archived videocasts of the sessions go up for free online after the event. We'll dedicate an upcoming post to how to access the archived sessions, and session topics.