Interested in learning more about Google's developer products? Maybe you just want to understand basic web application development as it exists today? Google is holding a developer event you need to attend. Called Google I/O, you will learn everything you need to know about developing web applications with Google and open web technologies in just two days. Two I'd have known that's how long it took to be a good Google developer, I'd have done it long ago... But seriously, the event will be held May 28th and 29th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The two days are packed with lots of good information on emerging trends, hands-on practical advice and yet to be announced Google initiatives. The topics to be covered vary, but include all the things Google works on today: * AJAX & Javascript like "Secure Collaboration - How Web Applications Can Share and Still Be Paraniod" * APIs & Tools like "Surprisingly Rockin' JavaScript and DOM Programming in GWT" * Social like "OpenSocial Specification: What's Next for OpenSocial" * Mobile like "Mobile Mashups" * Maps & Geo like "Using Ads with Your Maps API Application" Have a look at the current session outlines, there's bound to be something that interests you. There are several types of sessions such as: * 101 sessions: No previous knowledge required * 201 sessions: Deep dives into products or technologies * Code Labs: 2 hours of practice and play * Fireside Chats: Question and answer sessions with the product engineering teams and lots of beer/wine * Tech Talks: Informative discussions on campus on particular topics You can register for USD $400/person or USD $50 for a student. If you register before March 28, the fee is only USD $300.

Google Developer Days

I guess Microsoft isn't the only company that organizes Developer Days. Google is taking their event on the road soon as well. This event sounds very much like the Microsoft Developer Days we often enjoy in a local setting learning about what's new and great with the technologies. Stay tuned for dates and locations in cities around the globe. Doubt they'll come my way so I'll just have to live vicariously through others. If you are a web developer, keen to learn more about all these Web 2.0 technologies and how Google advances the web using them, attend at least one of these events.