What to expect from Google I/O 2016 this year

Google has released the schedule for their Google I/O 2016
Google has released the schedule for their Google I/O 2016

Google has released the schedule for their Google I/O 2016. Google largest conference, I/O is scheduled from May 18 to May 20.  This is just the first schedule. Google says, more schedules in coming weeks.

But there is a change in venue. Unlike in previous years, the conference won’t be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This year it will be at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif.

Shoreline Amphitheatre is an outdoor amphitheatre located in Mountain View, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The new venue is an open arena with capacity of 22,500 to 30,000. It generally hosts large concerts and festivals. So why Google changed the Venue this year? Here is a response from Google’s post.

“Last year, you told us you wanted more. More technical content, more time, more space, more everything. We heard your feedback loud and clear. We have added a full third day onto Google I/O to accommodate more comprehensive talks in larger spaces than in previous years.”

“These talks will be spread over 14 suggested tracks. It will include Android, the Mobile Web, Play and more, to help you easily navigate your I/O experience. Of course, we’re also bringing back Codelabs, our self-paced workshops with Googlers nearby to give you a hand.”

The event will start with Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai’s Keynote on May 18, 10:00 AM. After that the schedule includes topics that range from the cloud, to Android, gaming, Project Tango and security.

If you are busy during this time, you can attend remotely. Google will provide four different live stream channels to choose from. All of the sessions will be available to watch on YouTube after I/O concludes, in case you miss one.

Post says, “We’ll be adding more talks and events as we get closer to I/O. Including a number of talks directly after the keynote. (shhhh!! We’ve got some new things to share). We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks — whether it be in person at Shoreline, at an I/O Extended event, or on I/O Live.”