While the tech industry descends upon Mountain View, California for Google’s annual developer conference on May 17th, 2017, Canada’s most populous city will be hosting their own I/O events.
Part of the official Google I/O Extended network, DevHub in Toronto will be hosting a livestream of the Google I/O conference, followed by a coding workshop.
Google’s I/O Extended is an opportunity for developers who can’t make it to San Francisco to host their own mock I/O conferences.
Google reports that, in 2016, 546 I/O Extended events were hosted in 100 countries.
These events were all organized by developer communities that livestreamed Google’s I/O, while also staging workshops, team-building exercises, hackathons, and coding labs to build relationships and practice key skills.
According to Google, a successful I/O Extended event is one that “connects talented developers, giving them the chance to exchange ideas, teach their skills, and acquire new ones.”
DevHub’s I/O Extended event starts at 12:30 p.m. EST.