Google I/O 2023 occasion: How Google’s annual occasion acquired its identify

Google’s largest occasion of the 12 months –  I/O developer convention is right now. CEO Sundar Pichai will take the stage at 10am PT (10:30 pm IST) to ship his keynote speech. At right now’s occasion, the corporate is anticipated to unveil its first foldable telephone together with particulars of Android 14 working system. The tech large can be anticipated to launch Pixel 7a, Pixel pill and different {hardware} gadgets on the occasion.

This 12 months’s I/O occasion marks the occasion’s fifteenth anniversary. Ever questioned what Google I/O means and the way it acquired its identify? 

In a weblog put up, Google provides two doable explanations behind the identify. First is that the identify stands for “enter / output,” referencing the computational idea of interfacing between a pc system and the surface world. The second rationalization you’ll see is that I/O stands for “innovation within the open,” which additionally traces up with the occasion properly.

Google within the weblog put up says that each origins are true, however there’s extra to the story. Digging deeper, the corporate says it held its first-ever developer convention, Geo Developer Day in Might 2006. 

“The very first ‘I/O’ in 2007 wasn’t referred to as I/O in any respect,” says Lorin Platto, director of occasions and experiences operations and one of many unique I/O occasion organizers. “It was an occasion referred to as Google Developer Day, which we hosted on the San Jose Conference Heart with 1,000 tickets for builders.”

The occasion was centered round Google’s first publicly obtainable developer device, the Google Maps API, which launched the earlier 12 months. 

“Flash ahead a 12 months and our suite of developer instruments had expanded considerably — and we would have liked an even bigger occasion to signify our merchandise and have interaction with our rising developer group. Thus, I/O was born,” the weblog put up additional states.

In 2008, the occasion moved to an even bigger venue — San Francisco’s Moscone Heart West — and with the transfer, acquired its official identify. Initially, the identify I/O was truly primarily based on one thing numerical: a googol, the eponymous quantity that lends our firm its identify.

“A googol is a one, adopted by 100 zeroes, in order that’s the place the I/O identify and brand got here from. We simply took the primary one and nil, and we left off all the opposite zeroes. All of it goes again to Google,” says Lorin. “After which as we have been brainstorming, we began speaking about what that one and nil might imply. That’s the place the ‘enter / output’ and ‘innovation within the open’ slogans got here from.”

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