November 28, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
Google I/O is Google’s biggest developer event, and has become the launchpad for some big announcements relevant to consumers each year. I/O has grown beyond what Google can contain in two-days, so the Mountain View-based company is adding an extra day to the 2012 edition.
Monica Tran of the Google I/O team has announced that I/O 2012 will take place June 27-29, 2012. That’s right. In addition to extending the two-day conference an additional 24 hours, the entire event has been pushed to June. May has been the month selected by Google in previous years, but the I/O team opted for June because of an “unexpected opportunity.”
The only thing that hasn’t changed is the location of Google I/O. San Francisco’s Moscone Center West will stay play host to I/O 2012 next June, so keep your calendar clear. However, it’s best not to make any travel arrangements this far in advanced based on the crapshoot registration process. I/O 2011 sold-out in less than an hour and Google has teased that users will have to “brush up on your coding skills” when applying for a spot during the registration period in February 2012.
Hey, San Franciscans, what’s the weather like in late June? Do I still need to pack a jacket?