|Sent on:||Saturday, May 19, 2012 2:31 PM|
Dear members of GDG Boston: (This is mostly a duplicate post from the old Google Group, because we have members on MeetUp that were not on the group):
Google Cambridge is hosting a Google I/O Extended site, which will live-stream all the keynotes and (I think) one talk per session during Google I/O. Google is reserving most seats at the event to meet their own allocation priorities, but have also assigned a number of seats to GDG Boston.
The number of seats we have to allocate is probably smaller than the number of people who would want to attend, so we want to allocate these seats to those who would get the most out of attending, and/or those who have contributed the most to past GTUG / GDG events (e.g. attended the majority of events for the last year or two, helped out with logistics at some event, won or placed in a hackathon, etc.), and/or those who can attend most or all of the three days (Wed 6/27 to Fri 6/29).
If you are interested in attending, please fill in the form here:
NOTE (1): If you would be interested in hosting your own Google I/O Extended site, please submit an application to Google here: https://developers.google.com/events/io/io-extended Last year we had two sites in Cambridge running I/O Extended, Google and HubStot. Having a second site would allow more people to participate. If you host a site, please contact us so we can notify everybody else who filled in the above form but didn't get into the Google Cambridge event.
NOTE (2): If you don't get to attend Google I/O Extended on-site, some number of the sessions will be streamed over the Internet this year (called "Google I/O Live"): https://developers.google.com/events/io/io-live Of course all recorded sessions will also be available on YouTube shortly after I/O concludes.
HOWEVER, NOTE (3), From Mark Renouf, Googler: 'Luke might be underselling this opportunity a little. You have the opportunity to learn more about Google Cambridge, products being worked on, and ask questions directly (think "Office Hours"). There might also be additional local presentations. I'm not privy to all of the details so I don't want to promise anything I'm unsure of. I just wanted to make sure nobody out there is thinking.. "Huh, why bother, I'll just watch from the comfort of home". If you're interested enough to watch many of the sessions live, then you want to be here. :-) '
GDG Boston co-organizer