12 May 2013
Every year in San Francisco, Google organizes an event entirely focused on the developer. The event started in 2008 was named as Google I/O where "I" and "O" stand for input/output, and "Innovation in the Open".
Google I/O features highly technical, in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more.
The most exciting thing about this event is that, Google giveaways its latest gadgets in making to the attendees and this time the attendees are expecting to lay their hands on Google Glass. Amazingly, even the tickets gets sold out within minutes of its opening and this time It took only 49 minutes for all the $900 (or $300 for school students and faculty) tickets to get sold out, even with the added requirement that registrants must have both Google+ and Google Wallet accounts.
Google I/O event organized in countries outside USA is known by the name Google I/O Extended. I/O Extended programming includes everything from live streaming the Google I/O content to local developer demos, hackathons, and speaker sessions. This year too, the Google I/O event is being organized at various locations across the world.
In Nepal, the event is being organized by Google Developers’ Group with support from Picovico Inc. Google Developers’ Group is a local partner of Google in Nepal. It includes a group of developers and Google technology enthusiasts from around Kathmandu valley, Nepal, sharing ideas, experiences and organizing various events and meetups. Picovico Inc, is a San Francisco based company originated in Nepal. Picovico, where pico stands for photos or pictures and vico stands for videos, is a tool for converting photos into video slideshows with music and texts co-created by Manish Modi and Suraj Sapkota.
I/O Extended in Kathmandu will be held at Karkhana, Gyaneshwor, on 15th of May, from 8:30 pm on wards where developers from the valley will have an all night hackathon and sessions where they will share ideas and experiences on technology and hold discussion on current scenario in IT sector in Nepal. Its an open event so everybody is invited. Regular updates during the event could be obtained on Twitter via #io13 and #io13ktm.
For more info SMS GoogleIO to 4001