Google IO (@googleio), the annual Google developer shindig, is less than two weeks from now, and we’ll be there again.
This will be my second year, Rich’s (@rmanalan) third and Anthony’s (@anthonyslai) fourth. That right, Anthony is a veteran of every Google IO, dating back to before it was cool. That is, assuming you think it’s cool now, which many people do, given the fact that it sold out in 59 minutes this year.
Sure, many people bought tickets only for the free stuff, which I hope they curb this year. I love free stuff as much as the next guy, but it definitely waters down the event’s attendees, if they even bother to attend, and shuts out many people who really want the content.
Looking at the agenda, I expect the focus to be relentlessly on Android, and I’ll likely steer clear of those sessions, which are likely to be overfilled. Interestingly, there is one session on games, which is an area where Google is rumored to be expanding. It’s shaping up to be a great show, as always.
I also hear that Matt Topper (@topperge) will also be attending, and I’m stoked to catch up with him, being newish parents and all.
Are you attending IO? If so, drop a comment, and we’ll try to meet.