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Google will return to its annual I/O developer conference this year after skipping last year’s event due to the pandemic. It will be free and held in an online-only format, according to an invite sent out early on Wednesday.
The conference will be held May 18-20, according to the invite, which was distributed as a puzzle and cracked by 9to5Google.
Google skipped 2020’s I/O conference due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event was scheduled to run May 12-14, but in early March the company announced it would move to an online-only format. It later canceled it entirely.
Calls for product groups to nominate products and speakers for 2021’s event went out in January, according to one current employee. Another said that Google had been pre-recording videos for the event in recent weeks. Both asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak to the press.
I/O is Google’s biggest annual event and is typically held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, near the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. Its 2019 conference drew more than 7,000 attendees. A Google spokesperson declined to comment on this year’s conference.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Technology
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