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Google I/O 2016 Timeframe Events in SF Bay Area

...in the middle of planning your time in California :)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kpXlJym4jh5bcxm-iGO4LCjkFMAZSsF9BKwH9Iu5EnE/edit

Got recommendations for any interesting techie events around Google I/O from 14th till 24th May in the San Francisco Bay Area? Please leave your comments here or in the spreadsheet.
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+Natalie Villalobos I'd love to attend the dinner as well! I've emailed your team, thank you. I was pre-registered for I/O by a Google colleague a few days ago so that could be why I wasn't invited to the dinner and Slack channel?
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Here are a few snaps of all the fun at Google I/O last week.
27 new photos · Album by Ryan Nicholson
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Amanda S

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Will Google Acquire HTC's VR Unit? - Google & HTC Partner On Multiple Nexus Devices http://vrtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?2425-Will-Google-Acquire-HTC-s-VR-Unit-Google-amp-HTC-Partner-On-Multiple-Nexus-Devices
There is something a bit odd going on between both Google and HTC. While both companies are seemingly leading the charge within the virtual reality spaces; Google with their new DayDream VR platform and HTC with their flagship Vive VR headset, I just got word of a pretty tight partnership between the two companies for multiple Nexus devices. When one combines this with rumors that HTC is spinning off their virtual reality unit, one has to wonder...
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Relive the best #io16 moments in photos: goo.gl/af5bMM
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Jacek Ryś

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Just want to share my photo with Sundar :)
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very nice!
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Android Studio 2.2 Preview includes a portfolio of new features along the spectrum of developments, ranging from designing user interfaces to building and debugging your app in new ways.
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Lisa Borel

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Sorry for a couple of OT posts there. For some reason in G+ on mobile once I have made one post in a community, G+ persists in posting subsequent posts to that community, I think it even reverts after I have made a public post. This could explain the huge amounts of OT spam we see in communities. Again, my apologies.
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i've faced the same problem, figured i was the only one, lol
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Ali Fracyon

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Now this is truely unfair. Next time, buy more androids.
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I guess you missed the "for ages 15 and up" note on the bottom...that was my excuse for not handing it right to my toddler :-)
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Robert Jenks

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Here was my written feedback in the post-event survey:

On-site signage needed to be higher and larger. A lot of the signage was below eye level and the signs completely disappeared in the crowds. This gave people the impression that there were no signs and the event was disorganized. Always put signs above 6' such that they can been clearly visible in a crowd. The "village" area behind the auditorium had all of these buildings had store-front marquees with plenty of space for high signage, but none of that space was utilized.

There were a LOT of contradictory instructions from Live Nation staff vs. Google staff. In one case Live Nation staff told a line I was in to move from one spot to another. 5 minutes late Google staff was managing another line at the original spot and telling us to get in the back of that line. :-(

The best form of line control is line avoidance. You need to work hard to avoid situations where lines form. For example, at the beginning of each day the busses arrived at 7:15, but the venue doors didn't open until nearly 8am. This cause a huge line and a rush for the food when the gates opened. This could have been avoided by simply scheduling the busses to arrive no earlier than the gates opened. It would have been fine for us to be let in before breakfast started to be served.

As many others have commented, the session tents were too small. I think it would have been great if outside of each session tent there was a covered area with picnic tables and a screen/speakers showing the session going on inside the tent. I know this would have taken even more space, but it would have allowed for casual attendance of sessions and more seating (see below for more on that). Probably would have relieved some of the pressure on the session lines.

Consider doing a live audio-only stream of the session rooms and make it available through the IO app. Then put TVs/Screens around the event in the casual seating areas showing the live video. Then attendees could listen using their phones and watch the appropriate screen for the session they wanted. Audio-only would lessen the burden on the event wifi which is always an issue.

The meals needed to be spread out more, especially at times when we were constrained to the amphitheater village area and blocked from the parking lot / tent area. Many of the storefronts weren’t being used and all of the food was coming from 2-3 small areas. This caused huge lines and crowds. Spread out the food to more stations. This was much better when the tent parking lot was open and there were plenty of food stations. Also it would have been AWESOME if the there was some sort of meal guide that would explain that different food stations had different options and give the menus.

I agree with the decision to not give away tech at the conference, but it would have been much more effective if you had told people this prior to opening registration. That would have constrained the demand for tickets to mostly engineers and set attendee expectations.

You needed to have substantially more casual seating around the venue. I would recommend seating for 30-50% of attendees outside of sessions. You should have scattered 3-4 times as many picnic tables around the event. It left all of us very uncomfortable while trying to eat or take a break.

Speaking of uncomfortable. One of the best parts of IO is Code Labs. Could you have chosen more uncomfortable seating for this event? I ended up doing 3 code labs, but I would have done way more if you had proper chairs. The stools were SO unbearable. If the intent was to make it too uncomfortable for someone to hog stations, you succeeded.

All of this being said, I had a good time and I applaud Google’s efforts to think outside the box. I do event planning myself and It was refreshing to see the level of creativity that went into the event. Unlike many of the respondents, I wouldn’t actually mind if you tried an outdoor event again, but please work on the issues.
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What seems to be clear to me, is that if, as Bradley told me on Tuesday, Sundar is set on having I/O at Shoreline for the foreseeable future, then Google will need to partner with the facility to provide significant upgrades to accommodate the basic needs of hosting so many people outside for three full days(people and car logistics, food, dealing with the elements...). And that is just the beginning, all of the suggestions above are very good, and I would add a few more, if I manage to get someone on the team to listen.
There is more open space at Moffett Field... I wonder what could be done there? Of course much would need to be built, and I have no idea what the contractual issues would be there. It is a shame that whole space seems to be sitting idle now, though.
But what a wonderful thing I/O is!
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Till the next IO..
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Safe travels o/
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Michell Bak

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Does anyone know if all the non-live streamed sessions will be uploaded to YouTube? It seems to have been the standard practice for prior years and many of the most interesting sessions weren't live streamed.
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Youtube Playlist of the Google IO 2016 Sessions
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU2XLYxmsILe6_eGvDN3GyiodoV3qNSC
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This community is your forum for discussion on what's planned for Google I/O 2016, scheduled for May 18-20. #google #io16
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Ivan Yudhi

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Hey +Azaman Suleiman what are you doing? :D

Found this from the Google I/O highlights shared earlier :)

http://youtu.be/QPhXL1Im7ds
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Akshay Dave

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Meet this person with interesting jacket! 
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Thanks for the information +Kimberly Ann Graham​! 
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Kristen Gallagher

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"Oh, and we will also be giving the first 50 developers to show up a free Chromebook so they can get a head start bringing their apps to Chrome!" -People waited in line for 2 hours and no one got a chromebook. Just saying
Google IO 2016 has proven to be full of goodies. We have been telling you all about them throughout the day, but sometimes there's more to these events than meets the eye. Developers are learning the technicalities regarding the latest trends, so they may sometimes get an early glimpse at things that weren't exactly announced in the keynote.Such is the case with one of the sessions that was scheduled for tomorrow, and seems to have disappeared af...
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+Kristen Gallagher I'm guessing the hype got too big and they're trying to play it safe, considering there are no swags this year for general attendance.

Imagine how angry people can be if they found out only 50 people got a device out of 7000 attending.
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Join us for a two-hour live streamed developer #AskFirebase Q&A from wherever you are. On May 26th at 3:00 PM PDT you will be able to ask James Tamplin, co-founder of #Firebase, and +Magnus Hyttsten, Firebase Developer Advocate, questions about Firebase LIVE! Make sure to start posting your questions today with #AskFirebaseLive.

Register at bit.ly/registerLH now!
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Google #io17 
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jajajaja

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Lisa Borel

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#io16 I just noticed the feedback option for individual talks and office hours. I wish there was a field to add comments. The radio buttons don't enable the collection of specific information.

Or maybe that's the point?
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No worries.
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Tim Powell

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If you aren't sure what to do with your $500 GCP credit, consider trying out google compute engine.

For example, if you want to try out machine learning and do not have access to the limited preview cloud api for it, you can still get reasonable performance by throwing lots of processors at it.

Tensorflow should run on these machines. Once you are ready to train a bigger dataset than you want to run on your personal computer, send it up to a 32 core compute engine (or try distributed http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2016/04/announcing-tensorflow-08-now-with.html ).
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Yes that is perfect example ... can't wait to try it ... beats having dozen laptops in garage !
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already criticised...
A year ago, when Google began to unwind Google+, it felt like a positive sign for the company’s underperforming social efforts. After sinking years into building a product overstuffed with photos,...
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+CJ Thompson I can't disagree with the fact Google's messaging strategy is all over the place. Maybe allo is great but it's unlikely to do well IMO. 
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Amol Aghav

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Does anyone knows the name of track which was played as intro on day 1?
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+Ondřej Pokorný I mean the 2min music that's played by the DJ before Sundar arrives on stage.
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