Countdown To Google I/O 2020 Has Begun
Written by Lucy Black   
Friday, 24 January 2020

It is now a tradition that Google reveals the date of its annual developer conference via a game or puzzle. Yesterday, which is a bit earlier than usual, the company, initiated the challenge to discover the date of the 2020 event.

The teaser this year was a collaborative online game and the link to play it was announced in a tweet from Google Developers: 

gio2020twtThose who followed the link found the message: 

‘The intergalactic satellite network powering this signal board is down. Only by working collectively will we restore the signal to reveal a special message for all the galaxy to see.’

The signal strength reached 100% nine hours later after sufficient people had completed the online mission and this information was revealed:


This means that I/O will happen a week later than last year. Last year's clash between Microsoft Build and Google I/O - both took place in the week starting May 6 - has also been avoided as Build, Microsoft's annual developer event, is timed for the following week - May 19-21.

In a subsequent tweet, Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed the date of May 12-14 and that I/O 2020 will take place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, the venue in Mountain View near Google’s HQ where Google has hosted the event for the past few years. 

There's no information yet about when tickets will go on sale and what hoops aspiring attendees will be required to go through to obtain them. One thing is for sure, however, places at the event will be in short supply and many of us will have to settle for participation in the Extended I/O Events organized all over the world to enable devs to get together locally to view live streaming of the keynotes and generally join in the action, even if remotely.



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