Summary: Google began hosting its annual I/O conference at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View in 2016. Prior to this, the event was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Google canceled the conference entirely in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but brought it back last year as a virtual event.
Google’s annual developer conference will return to Shoreline Amphitheater this May, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai have revealed.
Google I/O 2022 will take place May 11-12. It will take place in front of a limited live audience and, like last year’s event, will be streamed online. “Limited live audience” apparently consists of we were told to select Google employees and some business partners.
In other words, it’s basically just an online event.
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) March 16, 2022
Google’s FAQ notes that I/O 2022 will be free for everyone and this registration will open sometime later this month. The keynote speeches will be broadcast live and will be available upon request after the event. In fact, all sessions will be available on demand for viewing at your leisure, and Google will even host interactive events with virtual demos.
Google also launched interactive puzzle to go along with his I/O announcement, which includes strings, music, and a bunch of obscure controls. If you like this kind of stuff, take a look and feel free to share the solution in the comments section.