Registration for Chrome Dev Summit 2017 is Open, Oct 23-24 in San Francisco
When you ask someone about developer conferences from Google that impacts Android, the immediate answer is almost always Google I/O. This is a very important event for native Android application and games developers, but there are other events that also benefit the Android ecosystem. One such event is one held by Google called the Chrome Dev Summit and while they don’t always specifically target the Android platform, they do focus on new features for it.
Earlier this year we reported on the deep integration of Progressive Web Apps (WebAPKs) for Chrome on Android. They went live back in January of this year, but we were actually able to get a demonstration of how they work at the 2016 Chome Dev Summit. Much like Google I/O, this conference is targeted at developers but only those who are actively building on the Chrome platform. Chrome has been getting more and more popular over the years so it makes sense for Google to offer these for developers.
So the 2017 Chrome Dev Summit is coming up on the 23rd and the 24th of October with the registration page being live right now. It will be taking place in San Francisco this year and it will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The doors open at 8AM on the 23rd and will then be closed at 6PM on the 24th. Pricing has yet to be revealed to the public, but you can register for your spot right now through the event’s landing page (linked below).
During the two-day event, developers will be able to speak directly with Chrome engineers just like Android developers get to interact with Android engineers at Google I/O. There will be codelabs available just like they had them setup last year, and attendees will get to learn more about Progressive Web Apps, as well as looking at the new features that are coming to the web platform.