Google I/O 2014


What is Google I/O?

Google I/O is an annual developer-focused conference held by Google in San Francisco, California.  Google I/O features highly technical, in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more.

What I am looking forward to.

This year’s Google IO has a large number of sessions focusing on the user experience (UX), as well as designing applications that are cross-platform, and for the new wearable technology like Google Glass.    I hope to bring back insight and ideas on how applications are designed primarily with the user experience in mind.   Creating applications that are intuitive and easy for our users to understand has always been a priority for me.     I feel that wearable technology like Google Glass, and the new smart watches will become quite common in the future.    I hope to get some ideas ideas on how we as developers can take advantage of the unique opportunities for instant information wearable technology will give our users.


A large number of the other Google Developer Experts will be attending Google IO this year, I look forward to meeting up with them.  I was also invited to an exclusive dinner given by Women Techmakers,  this dinner brings together women who like me work in the technology industry.   Being a Google Developer Expert myself as well as being a teaching assistant at one of the sessions gives me opportunities to meetup and chat with Google Developers from a number of different departments.

Teaching assistant

Also be a Teaching assistant at the You want me to measure what?! Turning qualitative information into quantitative data session.    The session is being held on June 26, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM in Workshop Room 1.

Will you be at I/O?

Less then two weeks until I/O.  Are you looking forward to it?  I know I am!   I will be one of the lucky few attending Google I/O this year.   This will also be my first IO!  I consider this a once in a life time opportunity.  I can’t wait to meet other developers who enjoy working with Google products and services as much as I do.

If you are at IO and have read my little blog come find me and say Hi.    I would enjoy hearing feed back on what I am doing here.


San Francisco is a long way from home.   But who cares its off to I/O I go!


About Linda Lawton

My name is Linda Lawton I have more than 20 years experience working as an application developer and a database expert. I have also been working with Google APIs since 2012 and I have been contributing to the Google .Net client library since 2013. In 2013 I became a a Google Developer Experts for Google Analytics.

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