Elaborate puzzle reveals Google I/O 2017 runs May 17th to 19th

Scorpus

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Google I/O 2017 is set to take place between May 17th and May 19th at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, the same location as last year's developer-focused event. Like previous Google I/Os, we can expect to receive new information about Google's initiatives at the event, including the future of Android, Home, Wear and more.

Rather than announcing this information in a traditional fashion, Google instead created an elaborate puzzle that developers would have to solve before the details of Google I/O were revealed. This puzzle, which was released through a GitHub repository, was split into five parts and involved coordinates and a chess board.

Those who solved the puzzle were greeted with basic information relating to Google I/O 2017, and a link to Google's I/O website. Currently, the webpage for Google I/O has not been updated with these details; instead it advises people to "check back soon for more details".

There is no word on when you'll be able to register for Google I/O 2017, but it's expected that Google will use a lottery system to allocate tickets, similar to previous years. The conference is highly popular among developers and fans of Google, and, with the exception of last year, Google has often given out brand new hardware to those that attend.

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psycros

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Why do these conferences never provide any place for visitors to sit down? It always looks like a damn refugee camp in those halls.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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Why do these conferences never provide any place for visitors to sit down? It always looks like a damn refugee camp in those halls.
Maybe it's because they don't want the visitors to get too comfortable and forget to leave, or maybe the I/O acronym actually means 'In & Out'. Or perhaps they don't want what they consider undesirables squatting in those hallowed halls.