Google I/O Conference Moves to Mountain View

Sundar Pichai:

I/O ‘16 coming to neighborhood where it all started 10 yrs ago: Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, May 18-20. More details soon.

That’s an interesting solution to the problem of Moscone West’s 4–5000 attendee capacity. Wikipedia says this facility has 6,500 reserved seats, and room for tens of thousands more on the lawn. But I’m not sure how an amphitheater works for anything other than the keynote(s). Does this turn I/O into a single-track conference? Do they set up temporary structures? And what are they going to do for hotel rooms? Moscone is far from perfect, but downtown San Francisco has hotels, restaurants, and public transit.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016