A „shocking“ mail arrived yesterday evening: “Badge pickup starts at 7am, based on a first-come, first-served mechanism”. However, the Google I/O is surely a valid reason for developers around the globe to get up early. So I got up and took a car to this year’s location, the Shoreline Amphitheatre.
When I arrived, I was kind of expecting long queues and crowded registration desks. But none of them. After three minutes I got my badge, as well as a goodie bag containing t-shirt, sun lotion (!), sunglasses (!) and a water bottle (!). Nice 🙂
The rest of the day was used to explore some other tech companies inside Silicon Valley. Many green avenues, biking trails and roads, broken up by high tech buildings of like Microsoft, Waze and Apple.
I finished the day by visiting the old and the new Apple Campus to get another impression than only the Google one. However, they have one thing in common: Nice places! (Although a Theresienwiese is missing^^): Looking forward to “Laptop and Lederhosen”.
CU at #io17