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Nick Moline is a Senior Software Engineer at Justia.com
Nick Moline is a Senior Software Engineer at Justia.com

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really like this year's St. Patrick's Day doodle, not even sure why.

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Hi all,

I have reason to be happy and somewhat optimistic that +Google Developers are working to make #io17 fix at least some of the problems that plagued #io16

My biggest gripe with #io16 was the fact that you were required to wait in long lines (sometimes for hours) outside in the sun to get into a session, in some cases only to not get in.

On day 1 of the conference it was so bad that the only way you could be reasonably sure you could get into the sessions you wanted is if you skipped the session before so you could stand in line the entire previous session.

This was madness, and I had a terrible case of heat exhaustion and dehydration because of it (not to mention a terrible sunburn).

Yesterday I received an email from Google offering me a free one-day ticket to #GCPNext17, Google's annual conference specifically for Google's Cloud platform. This was very generous of google considering those 1 day passes cost a whopping $549.

The registration process was exactly the same as the registration process for #io17 right down to uploading my own photo for the attendee badge, which makes me believe that they are using the same web platform for all their conferences now.

After registering, I took a look at the schedule and was impressed to see a feature I haven't seen at Google conferences before. Every session lets you reserve your seat for the session, and if you do this, you are guaranteed a seat up to 5 minutes after the session begins. This is fantastic, it means there is no reason to stand in line for an hour just to get into a popular session, and no remorse for waiting for a session only to be denied entry. If they apply this same system to #io17 it will do a lot to alleviate the biggest gripe I had with last year's outdoor developer conference and will do a lot to make my time there more enjoyable.

Well done Google!
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Ticket purchased, heading to #io17.

As much as I was disappointed by changes the last couple years at I/O, I still love going every year and networking with developers from around the world while learning the about the latest and greatest technology from Google for developers to work with.

I do hope that they solve the issues they were having with things like lunch distribution and queues for sessions, and that they are enlargening the session rooms to handle more people.

In any case, despite my complaints, which are really more about hope than complaining, I am very much looking forward to #io17

Which of you will I see there?
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It can't be overstated how important writing Good, High-Quality Original content for your website is for SEO. My Boss (and all around SEO Guru) +Tim Stanley wrote up a great overview of just what that means, check it out.


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Want to know more about Trump's Supreme Court Pick? My colleague +David Kemp has collated a list of every 10th circuit case Judge Neil Gorsuch was involved with links to the court opinions on all of them.

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Very disappointed that they are sticking with Shoreline for the location this year... that was absolutely miserable last year. Worst possible place for a tech conference imagineable #io17

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This looks great

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If #StructuredData and #SemanticWeb means nothing to you but #SEO does, check out my latest post on +Justia's Legal Marketing and Technology Blog

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My Halloween Costume for 2016 is... Pinocchio!
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