Google I/O is an annual conference hosted by Google and particularly targeted at developers.
The highlight of the event is usually Google’s keynote, which is followed by technical sessions, over the course of 2 days, covering most aspects of Google’s web, mobile and enterprise offerings, including Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs and of course Android.
The anticipation for this year’s keynote address is more than usual. Google have decided to break their tradition by announcing the latest major version of Android way before it’s September release. In other words, Google is going WWDC on Google I/O. There’s also a chance Google might be announcing Android Silver, possible successor to the Google Nexus line. Surely, you don’t want to miss the moment when Google announce theses
Google I/O kicks off today with the keynote at 5pm, Nigerian time. If you can convince yourself it’s more important than Nigeria’s match, here’s 3 ways to keep up with Google I/O.
Google I/O website
Google will be streaming the keynote, live from San Francisco. For those geeky enough, they’ll also be live streaming some of the follow-up technical sessions. If you got lots of bandwidth to spare, you can watch the keynote from the comfort of your home via the Google I/O website. Just point your browser to google.com/events/io and bookmark it for later.
Oh yeah, you don’t need to own a Chromebook, you can stream from any computer, including .. ehem… Macs.
Google I/O App
For those of you who will be on the move when the keynote starts, Google has you covered with the Google I/O app
Google I/O Extended
I/O Extended is an opportunity for local developers to experience the Google I/O event together. For an opportunity to network like-minded individuals and of course, the free Wi-Fi, Google I/O Extended is for you. At least 5 cities in Nigeria – Lagos, Ile-Ife, Nasarawa , Ekiti, Akura and Kano – will be hosting a Google I/O Extended. More details on venues and timing can be found here.