University live streams Google conference


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Can’t make it out to San Francisco next week for Google’s international conference on software development?

The Google I/O conference, which will run from June 25-26, is going to be live streamed at a free two-day event at Grand Valley State University’s downtown Grand Rapids campus.

Google I/O Extended Grand Rapids will run from 4-8 p.m. on June 25 and noon-8 p.m. on June 26 inside Loosemore Auditorium at GVSU’s Richard M. DeVos Center.

Free parking will be available in the Fulton Street lot under the U.S. 131 overpass.

There will be food and drink provided on both days.

The event is open to about 200 people.

The conference’s sessions will cover a range of topics, including cloud computing, Android and wearable technology.

The local event will also feature supplemental live sessions and code labs in addition to Google's content.

Events like Google I/O Extended Grand Rapids help to build a strong software community in the city, said Jonathan Engelsma, event organizer and associate professor of computing, GVSU.

“It’s a great opportunity for local developers to keep a pulse on where Google is going and for local companies to share and showcase their software development expertise,” Engelsma said. 

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