Google I/O Scheduled for May 17th – 19th at the Shoreline Amphitheater

Google I/O Scheduled for May 17th – 19th at the Shoreline Amphitheater

CES is behind us and we are looking forward to MWC happening in Barcelona this year, but many have been wondering when details for Google I/O were going to be announced. That changed this week when the Android Developers Twitter account published a teaser.

In the tweet, Google asked you to save the date, but didn’t display any date for an upcoming event. Instead it was presented as a game where you were tasked to solve 5 puzzles from 5 clues in relation to 5 different places.

Once you clicked Go, a new tab opened up to a GitHub page for the user Kzuse201. This GitHub page had one project tied to it and the README.md file talked about solving those 5 puzzles again. This project also has JavaScript named idareyou.js. You do have the option to go back to the original page, and on there you see a big magnifying glass with a location pin bouncing in the bottom right of the screen. Clicking on this location pin opened up the new tab for Kzuse201’s GitHub page again.

This directs you to a Jungle in Brazil thanks to a set of coordinates hidden in side that JavaScript file. The second clue in the puzzle takes you to an unlisted YouTube video that was uploaded by the Google Developers account. The video has nothing but the sound of wind in it since it’s being filmed at a beach, but when you enable the closed captions feature you get another set of coordinates. This leads you to the third puzzle which ends up at Warsaw, Poland.

The fourth puzzle links you to a riddle that has been uploaded to Pastebin, which eventually has you winding up in Thailand. Then some people in a Discord channel figured out that assigning the name of the countries to positions of a chess board gives you the text “L IN E THEATRE SHO RE AM P H I.” So now we know that Google I/O 2017 will take place on May 17th, 18th and 19th, and they will be holding the event at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA again.

Source: Android Police

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