Merci
Monica
By Merci Niebres and Monica Tran, Google I/O Team

A few weeks ago, we announced I/O Live and invited you to display our HTML5 badge on your blog or website. Starting today, your I/O Live badge links to our new Google Earth mashup that lets you see what developers from all over the world are saying on the #io2011 hashtag.


In other news, the theme for this year’s Google I/O After Hours party is “Infinite Playground.” Starting at 6:30 P.M. on May 10, join us for a celebration of technical and artistic innovation with futuristic robots, transforming vehicles, and games from the visionaries at Gadgetoff, Maker Faire, MIT, Georgia Tech Center, iRobot, Madagascar Institute and others.

What's a party without killer tunes? This year, we are pleased to present a live performance from Jane’s Addiction. The legendary band, including Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins, and Dave Navarro, will be headlining the party with a 45-minute set of their classics and a sneak peek at their upcoming album, The Great Escape Artist, which will be released in August. The line-up will be completed with San Francisco’s very own DJs Mark Farina and Miguel Migs with music visuals brought to you by Sexyvisuals.

In yesterday's post we revealed I/O schedule details that include which sessions will be livestreamed along with the keynotes. We will also be livestreaming the concert on I/O Live from 7:30 - 9:30 P.M. PDT on May 10. Bookmark www.google.com/io -- and check back on May 10. You won’t want to miss the finale to our countdown.




Merci Niebres is a Marketing Events Manager in Google's San Francisco office, focusing on developer outreach programs and consumer product launches. In her spare time, she obsesses over her collection of cameras and forces her friends and dog to model for her.

In the past four years, Monica Tran has been around the world, working as a Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, London, and Tokyo. Monica is entirely too busy working on Google I/O to spend time writing her bio right now.