Sunburns, loud music, and giant art installations: This year's Google I/O felt like a mixture of a developer's conference and a music festival.
This year, Google did something entirely different with Google I/O than it has in years past.
The result—for me, at least—was a hoard of sunburned developers slogging through 90-degree heat.
But regardless of the weather, the massive venue afforded Google plenty of space to set up tents for sessions and art installations.
Its other products were also on display, like Project Loon and the self-driving car, and there were even tents devoted to some of the smaller, lesser-known programs, like Google.org s Impact Challenge.
After hours, the Shoreline transformed into a very mild rave of sorts, with neon lights galore and delicious food trucks on standby to feed hungry developers.