May 10 AT 10:57 AM Clark Wimberly 0 Comments

Google I/O Developer Conference starts today, get in on the action!

Even though the official event starts in San Francisco just minutes, there are still plenty of ways to get your I/O fix. From live streaming to tweets to I/O Extended events in your home town, even if you’re weren’t lucky enough to score a ticket you’ll still be treated to a smorgasbord of Google goodness. Check the following list for ways to follow Google I/O 2011:

Watch the live streamed sessions: Google itself is streaming a lot of this year’s sessions directly to the internet for home-viewing ease. Currently the I/O site is still showing a countdown, but this morning someone tweeted “Don’t forget to tune in at 8:59.” We couldn’t agree more. If you’d like to watch live, visit the official I/O page at http://www.google.com/events/io/2011/

Android and Me and You: as always, we’ll have multiple people on the show floor to bring you interesting and insightful coverage before and after the doors of the Moscone Center open and close. Throughout the day, we’ll be using this post as a thread for discussion for the interesting announcements and rumors. If you want to sound off, come do it here and we’ll try to get you an answer. Also, any I/O post will have a small banner directly under the post image linking to our main I/O coverage.

Follow us on Twitter: If you want timely micro-updates directly from the floor, follow @andmelive and @androidandme. Aside from the updates, we’ll actually be doing a few event giveaways where attendees can track down @bigkeivan to win a prize.

I/O Extended Events: While it might be too late, you should check to see if there is an I/O Extended event in your town. Lots of Google offices (and others) around the world will be hosting small groups that follow the official I/O track. If you’d like to get in on that, check out the official Extended page at: https://sites.google.com/site/2011ioextended/

Sound off! What do you think Google is going to announce this year? We already made our list, and we know Google Music is happening, but what other tricks do you think they’ve got up their sleeves? Do you think yesterday’s rumors of a free tablet AND a Nexus S are true?

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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