Google To Offer Video From I/O Conference

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Tickets to this year’s Google I/O developer conference sold out in 59 minutes, meaning there are probably a whole lot of folks who never got the chance to buy one.  But that doesn’t mean they’re going to miss out, as Google’s now arranged to provide video from certain parts of the event.

Yesterday, a post on the Official Google Blog suggested, “Watch livestream video feeds from our two largest session rooms from 9:00 a.m PST to 6:00 p.m. PST during both days of the conference.  This will include streaming of the keynotes, as in years past, as well as – new for 2011 – the addition of sessions from Android and Chrome.”

Then the post continued, “We’ll also aim to post HD video recordings from sessions that are not livestreamed within 24 hours.”

That’s pretty great.  It’s arguably a better option than attending Google I/O in person, even, since it should save developers lots of money and time spent traveling.  The single downside will be the missed opportunity to make new contacts.

A quick reminder: Google I/O will take place on May 10th and 11th, so that’s when you’ll want to clear a few hours for video-watching if this sounds like an appealing idea.