Google Announces Two-Day Google I/O Event in San Francisco

google newsGoogle Announces 2008 Developer Events
Two-Day Google I/O Event in San Francisco Will Focus on Building Great Web Apps and Advancing the Web as a Platform

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (RUSHPRNEWS) March 11, 2008 – Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced a new developer event for 2008: Google I/O(tm), a two-day, in- depth gathering for developers to share knowledge about Google’s own developer products and web application development in general. Google I/O will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on Wednesday, May 28th, and Thursday, May 29th, 2008.

Google IO Logo”It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a web developer,
with so many powerful APIs, open distribution platforms, and
development tools becoming available for easy and often free
consumption,” said Vic Gundotra, vice president of engineering for
developer products at Google.  “As a community, developers are shaping
the future of the web, putting foundations in place now that future
generations of users won’t be able to imagine living without. Google’s
developer events are a place for developers to celebrate this moment,
collaborate with each other, and learn about faster and better paths
to successful web applications and a better web.”

Innovating in the Open

Google I/O will include a mix of practical, hands-on advice for
building web apps as well as opportunities to learn about and discuss
emerging trends. Sessions with top Google engineers will cover tools
developed both inside and outside Google, including yet to be
announced initiatives designed to move the web forward.

Five simultaneous topic areas will cover:

    * AJAX & JavaScript: AJAX and JavaScript continue to capture the
imagination of web developers. These sessions focus on tools and
techniques of client-side code, and how to use them to make serious
applications quickly and easily.
    * APIs & Tools: Development tools for the web are evolving.
Product APIs allow integration and extension of web applications.
Tools like the Google Web Toolkit(tm) provide a whole new way to improve
performance and compatibility.
    * Social: The web is an inherently social place. A new wave of
APIs and frameworks, including OpenSocial, are opening up interesting
ways to interact with people through applications.
    * Mobile: Mobile devices are blurring the lines between handset
developers and web developers, opening up interesting opportunities
for applications that span multiple platforms. We’ll take a look at
how developers can use technologies such as Android(tm) and Mobile Gears
to build applications on the mobile web.
    * Maps & Geo: Since the introduction of the Google Maps(tm) API in
2005, geo and map applications have been one of the most interesting
phenomena on the web. These sessions focus on the many aspects of geo
applications, from KML to the Google Maps API and more.

The sessions will allow attendees to learn first-hand from Google
engineers like Mark Lucovsky, Guido van Rossum, David Glazer, Alex
Martelli, Steve Souders, Dion Almaer, Jeff Dean, Chris DiBona, Josh
Bloch, and many more leaders in the field of development.

Tickets are $400 for developers, with discounts available for
students.

More information about Google I/O is available at http://code.google.com/events/io/.
Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.

Developer Day Goes Global, Again

Building on the success of last year’s global Developer Day, Google is
taking the event on the road again to multiple cities around the
world. Like Google I/O, Developer Day will bring Googlers and
developers together to talk about the future of the web as a platform,
but in a smaller venue with content tailored to the local market.
Dates and locations will be announced in the coming months.

“Taking Developer Day on the road enables us to customize our programs
to meet the needs and interests of developers in different markets,”
said Gundotra. “We’ve learned a lot from building large-scale web apps
and other web technologies, and we’re glad we’ve found a way to share
this knowledge globally so developers and users everywhere can
benefit.”

About Google Inc.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people
around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by
Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a
top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted
advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable
results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google
is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the
Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.google.com.

Media Contact:
Courtney Hohne
650.253.3260
courtneyh@google.com
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