It was a day packed with information sessions and sandbox exhibits for the developer community attending Google I/O 2013.
We sat down with some Google team members and developers that are working an area of Android that is making some major strides forward with accessibility for people contending with low-vision eyesight or blindness altogether.
That story will be making its way up later today as will be a follow-up to the new Google Maps and all its upcoming features, plus we will be bringing more developer perspective from the conference. Naturally we will have more general pictures of everything going on at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco.
Google employees are everywhere talking with developers and they are being quite helpful to the bloggers and media that are on site as well. Everything has gone off without a hitch with exception to the internet connectivity. The Wi-Fi networks are simply getting crushed and based on the personnel roaming the halls scanning the spectrum in every corner, there is just not enough radio spectrum to accommodate everyone.
During the keynote, that issue affected a couple of the demonstrations, so no one has been immune. Thankfully we can plug in to an Ethernet jack to make things happen. While we explore the world of Google as seen through the eyes of a developer on the third and final day of the conference, enjoy these images from day two and keep checking back with us for more news and cool stuff coming from Google I/O!
Google I/O 2013 - Day 2
Google I/O 2013 - Day 2
San Francisco is a great host environment for a conference like this. The city has seen a huge surge in high-tech/developer type business which has grown as an extension out of neighboring Silicon Valley. In the lower left corner you can see a "new" base station was added to increase Wi-Fi coverage.
2. Google folks all smiles!
The morning team at the Google store wants everyone's goodies to be "just right."
3. Let's play a game
This sandbox is showcasing motion detection while developers play a skydiving game across multiple screens. The action is totally fluid.
4. Glass almost everywhere
Developers and Google employees are representing Glass, though there are not as many Glass toting geeks as one might have expected, or so it seems. In addition to Glass, just about every developer is sporting an Apple laptop, several are playing with their new Chromebook Pixels and where you see PC laptop style machines, they are typically running Linux.
5. Lots of space when you need it.
6. Charge things up
These Android charging stations are everywhere throughout the conference. This particular one is enjoying a break
7. Part of the team that created Glass
Meet part of the team that hatched Glass.
8. Problem solved
In the press lounge there is no shortage of power strips, but there is still a shortage of space. Arrangements like this were evident throughout.