After announcing the date and location of this year's Google Cloud Next conference last October, the company has announced today that early bird registration is now open. Those who want to take advantage of a whopping $500 discount must register before January 17 for $999.
The conference will take place from March 8 to March 10, 2017, in San Francisco, CA, and the company says that attending it is a must for Google Cloud developers. According to the event's website, the conference is:
"(...) an immersive event that brings together executives, customers, partners, developers, IT decision makers, and Google engineers to build the future of the cloud".
Those attending the conference can expect to hear from Google's main leaders. Some already confirmed keynote speakers are Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO, and Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet.
Fei-Fei Li, Chief Scientist for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at Google Cloud, Vint Cerf, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist, and Sam Ramji, VP of Compute and Developer Services at Google Cloud will also be sharing their vision on stage.
Besides that, more than 250 technical sessions are planned for the 3-day conference. The schedule contains activities regarding Big Data & Machine Learning, Application Development, Infrastructure & Operations, Collaboration & Productivity and Mobility & Devices. Google Cloud Certified Professional exams are also to be held with flexible hours.
Finally, you can add bootcamp sessions to your schedule by paying more $500 for one bootcamp or $800 for two. According to Google, those are interactive-rich sessions with demonstrations and hands-on coding labs.
Source: Google Blog