Google announces new developer event

Web services giant Google announced Google I/O, a new developer event taking place at San Francisco's Moscone Center on Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29. Promising a mix of practical, hands-on advice for building applications as well as opportunities to learn about and discuss emerging trends, Google I/O will feature top Google engineers discussing tools developed both inside and outside of the company. For mobile developers, the event will include a track dedicated to how Google's Android OS and Google Gears browser extension software can enable the creation of mobile web applications. Simultaneous tracks will spotlight AJAX and JavaScript, APIs and Tools, Social, and Maps and Geo. Tickets are $400 for developers, with discounts available for students.

"It's an incredibly exciting time to be a web developer, with so many powerful APIs, open distribution platforms, and development tools becoming available for easy and often free consumption," said Google's vice president of engineering for developer products Vic Gundotra in a prepared statement. "As a community, developers are shaping the future of the web, putting foundations in place now that future generations of users won't be able to imagine living without. Google's developer events are a place for developers to celebrate this moment, collaborate with each other, and learn about faster and better paths to successful web applications and a better web."

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