Mobitel hosts ‘Google I/O Extended Sri Lanka 2015’, the country’s largest ICT conference for a 3rd consecutive year

Posted On 29 May 2015
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The National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel hosted Google I/O Extended Sri Lanka for the third consecutive year for 2015 with a registered participation of an overwhelming number of more than 3000 Google enthusiasts who had the opportunity to experience the largest ICT confab ever held in the country.

This year’s conference highlighted the local interactive speaker sessions with contextually relevant topics and content, and an intense two-day hackathon along with exciting games and entertainment.The conference included two streaming sessions which were aired live from the main event held in San Francisco, USA which included the keynote address, and the session-‘Material Now’, during which the latest, much anticipated technological innovations were introduced.

The hackathon which was conducted under the theme ‘IoT (Internet of Things) Solutions for the Real World’, focused on promoting the advancement of mix-mode solutions which comprise both hardware and software alike, while encouraging creativity and entrepreneurship among young developers.The participants of the conference comprised a large number of developers, ICT professionals, industry leaders, university students and young tech-savvy innovators.

The conference was held with the support of the long standing relationship maintained with Google Sri Lanka and the Google Developer Group (GDG) to enable as many participants to take part in the event each year. Mobitel hosted the first ever Google I/O Extended Sri Lanka in 2013 with a participation of over 1000 Googlers, while accommodating over 3000 participants for the conference in 2014 which concluded on a successful note.

Google I/O is an annual developer-focused conference held by Google in San Francisco, USA, featuring a wide range of highly technical, in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, and App Engine and Google related technologies, including information on new products and upgrades to existing products. Since participation for the main event in USA is strictly limited, Google I/O events have been extended to other countries worldwide for the benefit of developers on a global scale.

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