The date for Google I/O 2016 is set. Google's annual developer conference will take place May 18 through 20 in Mountain View, California, near its headquarters, according to a tweet by CEO Sundar Pichai.
The company traditionally has held its conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, but this time around it’s taking its gathering of developers outdoors to the Shoreline Amphitheatre. Google hasn’t shared exact details for the agenda for 2016. But if it’s anything like previous years, developers and Google fans can expect a number of announcements from the company related to its Android mobile operating system and software, as well as workshops and coding labs.
I/O'16 coming to neighborhood where it all started 10 yrs ago: Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, May 18-20. More details soon. #io16
— sundarpichai (@sundarpichai) January 12, 2016
Part of the reason for this is that Google is celebrating the 10th anniversary of hosting its first developer day at the Mountain View GooglePlex headquarters, as Pichai explained in an extended post on Google Plus. It's also the first year that Google has hosted the event under its parent company, Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq:GOOGL).
In previous years, Google invited 6,000 developers to its event at the Moscone Center. While it should be able to fit all of them into the amphitheater's 6,500 reserved seats, the venue as a whole could hold an audience of up to 22,000 visitors when taking the lawn area into account.
Registration details for the event have yet to be announced. But even if you can’t attend the conference, Google plans to live-stream its sessions online via its website and support independent groups that host their own remote “I/O Extended” events.