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Google I/O 2020 occasion is newest one to be scrapped | UPD: No on-line occasion as properly


Update: March 21, 2020

Earlier this month Google introduced that it’s calling off the bodily a part of the annual I/O builders convention as a result of Coronavirus. The firm introduced that it’s going to moderately conduct an online-only occasion. But, now, the digital occasion has additionally been completely scrapped as California shuts down utterly. The firm has made it clear that it doesn’t intend to reschedule these occasions in particular person or in a digital capability in any respect this 12 months.

Here’s what Google stated,

Original Post (March 4, 2020)

The rising considerations across the COVID-19 Coronavirus, so many huge occasions that had been scheduled to occur in 2020 have both been canceled or postponed. Recently, Google introduced it’s shifting its Cloud Next occasion to digital-only occasion and now it has formally introduced the cancelation of its different largest occasion of the 12 months as properly.

Google I/O which was scheduled to occur from May 12 to May 14 in Mountain View, California, has formally been canceled.

Google I/O is the corporate’s largest builders convention that occurs yearly. While bringing some developer-specific stuff, the corporate additionally publicizes some largest revelations and options for the end-users on the occasion. We get to listen to about new adjustments to Android, Google-powered {hardware}, and even updates to providers like Google Maps.

Google shifted the bodily portion of enterprise-focused meetup to an online-only occasion, however it hasn’t disclosed its plans for the annual builders convention but. Google says it’s now exploring “other ways to evolved Google I/O to best connect with and continue to build our developer community.”

A Google spokesperson in a press release to The Verge stated,

Due to considerations across the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with well being steerage from the CDC, WHO, and different well being authorities, we’ve got determined to cancel the bodily Google I/O occasion at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

According to Google’s official blog on I/O, attendees will likely be refunded in full by March 13th. Also, those that have registered for the occasion will likely be mechanically granted the choice of buying the I/O 2021 ticket.

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