By Dusty Reid and Christine Songco of the Google I/O Team.


With Google I/O 2011 less than a month away, we wanted to give you a preview of the partners who will be present at our Developer Sandbox. Starting today, you can visit the Developer Sandbox page on our website for a preview of who will be exhibiting at Google I/O 2011. Think of the Sandbox as a place where you can get real-life case studies and hands-on time with developers who use Google technologies to build products. We have 128 partners participating across 10 product tracks this year.

For those of you joining us via I/O Live, you can submit and vote on questions you’d like to ask our partners via Google Moderator. We will be taking the most popular questions and conducting video interviews with Sandbox partners. The videos will be posted to the Sandbox page on the following day.

Also, stay tuned on the Google Code Blog where we’ll be featuring guest bloggers from Sandbox companies in the days leading up to I/O.

For those of you joining us in person, we’ll see you in San Francisco. For everyone around the world, tune in to I/O Live and don’t forget to submit questions for Sandbox companies via Google Moderator!

Dusty Reid plans and manages many events at Google each year, including Google I/O. He works at Google's office in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.

Christine Songco works with developers in Southeast Asia, although before and during Google I/O she wears many additional hats. Christine likes to travel, scuba dive, and snowboard in her spare time, which she hopes to discover again when I/O is over for the year.

Posted by Scott Knaster, Editor