Google’s annual I/O conference is still over four months away, but the company is already ramping up for the event. Google has just posted 60% of the sessions that will be featured, and has opened sales for its early bird tickets. Tickets run $400 up until April 16, when they jump to $500. There’s also a $100 academic price that’s first come, first served. The event takes place May 19 – 20 in San Francisco.
The main topics of discussion? Enterprise, Chrome (including Chrome OS), and Android. Eric Tholome, Director of Product Management for Google Developer, says that Enterprise is a key focus because companies are quickly beginning to adopt the web stack and cloud computing. Chrome will be in the spotlight as Google talks about Chrome OS, developer tools, extensions, and HTML5. And Android will be a hot topic because Android growth is rapidly accelerating.
Tholome says that this year’s conference will retain the same highly technical focus as we’ve seen in past years. However, he says that there will be a new addition: the day before the conference begins, Google will offer a special ‘pre-event’ that features more basic, 101 courses. Tholome says that admission will be included with your I/O ticket, but says that Google doesn’t expect a very large turnout (he says most developers are interested in the more technical sessions).