Want to learn about what's happening at #io16 as it happens? We've got you covered! On May 18-20, you can send questions related to Google I/O 2016 via a public Google+ or Twitter post with the hashtag #io16request. Our team of Google Community Managers will track down answers to your questions, and mention you in the reply so you don’t miss it.
If want to see what others are curious about, follow our Google+ Collection where we’ll be collecting all responses posted on Google+ (https://goo.gl/2mcRJg) or search for #io16request on either Google+ or Twitter.
Meet the team
We’ll have 11 members of the Google Community Manager Team running around the Shoreline Amphitheatre to fulfill your requests on a variety of products:
-- Gmail & Inbox:
-- Google Calendar
-- Google Cast:
-- Google Chrome:
-- Google Maps:
-- Google Photos:
-- Google Play:
-- Google VR:
-- Google+ & Blogger:
-- Hangouts & Voice:
-- Nexus & Android: &
Note that we’ll only be replying to requests about and related to this year's I/O posted between May 18-20, 2016 so please wait until I/O begins to start sending in your questions.
Here are my photos from the weekend including the celebs I saw like Nichelle Nichols, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, and Stan Lee. And, of course, Steve Wozniak who was the whole reason this con happened in the first place.
Details on how to put in a request in the post below.
(No, we're not taking requests yet.) :-)
Once again our Google Community Managers are looking forward to helping bring Google I/O to you! Here's the team introducing themselves in their own words:
(Gmail): Super excited for my first year at I/O and looking forward to seeing your requests! When I'm not at work, I'm hanging with my dog, watching tv, reading comics, or listening to Hamilton for the billionth time.
(Google Calendar): Urban explorer, avid indoor cyclist, long distance runner. This is my first year at I/O, and I can't wait to start answering your I/O requests!
(Google Cast): I'm the Google Cast Community Manager and this is my fifth year working on Google I/O requests! Wow, how the time flies. When not managing the Cast community help, you'll find me in my garden raising edible plants, hiking with my pup Alta and husband, or skiing down a mountain.
(Google Chrome): This will be my second year at I/O for Google Chrome! I'm a Bay Area native, born and raised and enjoy video games, baking, dogs, coffee, and dark beers.
(Google Maps): Lover of ramen, boba, and avocados. When not working, I enjoy being outdoors, reading, going to concerts, watching funny YouTube videos, and helping others.
(Google Photos): First year at Google I/O and excited to be representing Google Photos! When I'm not at Google, I read about technology, startups, and Philosophy. I also like avocado :)
(Google Play): Representing Google Play for the second time at I/O! New Yorker, spending the last 2 years in the Bay Area. Outside of Google, my interest include comedy, hiking, and traveling! Very excited to see what requests we get in this year!
(Google VR): Brian works on developer outreach and community on the Google VR team, and is looking forward to hanging out in Aech's basement or the Metaverse very soon.
(Google+ & Blogger): Super duper excited for my first year at I/O and participating in the I/O Request Program! Former Computer Engineer turned Google Community Manager. Out of Google, my interests include hiking with my dog, traveling, cooking and watching movies!
(Google Hangouts & Voice): 2nd year at I/O and couldn't be more excited! I'm originally from LA (go Bruins!) but have called SF my home for the last 5 years. Coffee, boba, baked goods, and music festivals are a few of my favorite things.
(Google Search & Drive): Former muscle stem cell researcher turned Google Search & Drive CM (2nd year @ I/O). Interests include all things Hawaii-related, food recipe videos, and brunch. Excited to be at your service!
(Nexus & Android ): Really excited for my second year participating in the I/O Request program! From LA originally and love living in the bay area. Some of my hobbies include travel, photography, table tennis, surfing, and playing the drums.
(Nexus & Android): For me, if it doesn't involve Google it probably involves comic books, scifi/fantasy, video & tabletop games, or travel. I'm excited to help with the I/O Request program for my 4th year!
Our team is looking forward to helping with as many requests as we can during I/O 2016. And if you happen to be at the show, if you see one of us say hi!
[To put in a request during I/O (May 18-20): create a public Google+ or Twitter post from your profile using the hashtag #io16request. We’ll only be able to reply to requests written in English. To see what others are requesting, follow our Google+ Collection (https://goo.gl/2mcRJg) or search for #io16request on either Google+ or Twitter.]
Taken with my Nexus 5X using the Camera app's lens blur feature, then edited in the Photos app to add a vignette.
First up, the opening ceremony featuring the con's founder, Steve Wozniak!
I've already bumped into one former coworker and am looking forward to seeing many other people I know today. 😀
- Community Manager, 2004 - present
- Avatar NuMediaPost-production Supervisor, 1994 - 2002
- Circle Video ProductionsProduction Associate, 1991 - 1994
- Google, Android, and Nexus
- Occasional other tech news
- Geeky stuff like comic books, video games, tabletop RPGs, and scifi & fantasy books/movies/TV
- Infrequent posts about my travels, social dancing, and wine
- Android & Nexus: Paul Wilcox (that's me!) & Orrin Hancock
- Android Wear: Sarah Morales
- Calendar: Alice Justman
- Chrome: Sarah Claxton Deming
- Chrome OS: Andrea Mesterhazy
- Docs: Julianne Niemaszyk
- Google+: Claire Podgorski
- Hangouts & Hangouts On Air: Chris Wong
- Gmail: Jordan Esparza & Andy Bravo
- Maps: Abby DeBellis
- News: Stacie Chen
- Niantic Labs (Ingress, Fieldtrip): Brian Rose
- Panoramio: Gerard Sanz
- Project Glass: Sarah Price
- Sites: Sarah Claxton Deming
- Web Search: (coming soon!)
- YouTube: Daniel Mabasa
- 3D: Nicole Drobeck
I'm a geek, but hopefully one with obsessions beyond traditional geek bounds. My niche interests include gaming (computer/console as well as tabletop RPGs), dancing (social ballroom and Irish ceili), comic books (American-style and some manga), movies (domestic or foreign, Hollywood or indie), animation ("traditional" and anime), skiing (snow, not water), martial arts, science fiction & fantasy, progressive rock, period events, yadda yadda.
The views expressed on Google+, in my blog, via Twitter, on Facebook, and elsewhere (except via official Google channels) are mine alone and not those of my employer.
- University of California, DavisRhetoric/Communications & Psychology, 1987 - 1991
- Henry M. Gunn Senior High School1983 - 1987
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