Friday, April 29, 2011

Chime in on #io2011 and check out After Hours

By Merci Niebres and Monica Tran, Google I/O Team

A few weeks ago, we announced I/O Live and invited you to display our HTML5 badge on your blog or website. Starting today, your I/O Live badge links to our new Google Earth mashup that lets you see what developers from all over the world are saying on the #io2011 hashtag.

In other news, the theme for this year’s Google I/O After Hours party is “Infinite Playground.” Starting at 6:30 P.M. on May 10, join us for a celebration of technical and artistic innovation with futuristic robots, transforming vehicles, and games from the visionaries at Gadgetoff, Maker Faire, MIT, Georgia Tech Center, iRobot, Madagascar Institute and others.

What's a party without killer tunes? This year, we are pleased to present a live performance from Jane’s Addiction. The legendary band, including Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins, and Dave Navarro, will be headlining the party with a 45-minute set of their classics and a sneak peek at their upcoming album, The Great Escape Artist, which will be released in August. The line-up will be completed with San Francisco’s very own DJs Mark Farina and Miguel Migs with music visuals brought to you by Sexyvisuals.

In yesterday's post we revealed I/O schedule details that include which sessions will be livestreamed along with the keynotes. We will also be livestreaming the concert on I/O Live from 7:30 - 9:30 P.M. PDT on May 10. Bookmark -- and check back on May 10. You won’t want to miss the finale to our countdown.

Merci Niebres is a Marketing Events Manager in Google's San Francisco office, focusing on developer outreach programs and consumer product launches. In her spare time, she obsesses over her collection of cameras and forces her friends and dog to model for her.

In the past four years, Monica Tran has been around the world, working as a Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, London, and Tokyo. Monica is entirely too busy working on Google I/O to spend time writing her bio right now.


  1. Sounds like you guys are stepping it up this year. It is always a fun party, but this year sounds like it will be over the top.

    I was already excited (and counting the days) - now it is going to be even harder waiting for IO to start.

  2. Really looking forward to this year's I/O!

  3. We are so excited about GoogleIO this year we have decided to organize a party to clebrate the web, technology and art to support the San Francisco tech art community.

    You are all invited to the CODAME, ART, TECH & VIDEO Festival

    WHEN: Thursday, 12th of May, 2011 (the day after GoogleIO)
    WHERE: CELLspace, 2050 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA

    CODAME is a unique experience that features the convergence of art, tech and filmmaking with engagement of the audience documenting the moment.

    Join other creative minds, cool speakers, independent short films and enjoy local artist’s work - Music & Drinks included!

    Looking forward to GoogleIO and celebrate!

  4. Wow, what a week! Looks like sexyvisuals makes me going to GoogleIO and then to the CODAME after party!

  5. If there are any developers heading out to I/O on the east coast interested in meeting up. Reach out-

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