Google today revealed that it is canceling the physical part of Cloud Next, its cloud-focused event and its biggest yearly conference by far with around 30,000 attendees, over concerns around the present spread of COVID-19
Provided all of the current conference cancellations, this statement doesn’t come as a big surprise, particularly after Facebook canceled its F8 developer conference just a couple of days back.
Cloud Next was arranged to run from April 6 to 8. Rather of the physical event, Google will now host an online occasion under the “Google Cloud Next ’20: Digital Link” name. There will still be keynotes and breakout sessions, as well as the capability to connect with professionals.
” Innovation is in Google’s DNA and we are leveraging this strength to bring you an immersive and motivating occasion this year without the risk of travel,” the company keeps in mind in today’s announcement.
The virtual occasion will be complimentary and in an e-mail to attendees, Google states that it will automatically reimburse all tickets to this year’s conference. It will also immediately cancel all hotel appointments made through its conference reservation system.
It now stays to be seen what happens to Google’s other significant conference, I/O, which is slated to run from May 12 to 14 in Mountain View. These are the 2 premier yearly news events for both business, but provided the current scenario, no one would be amazed if they get canceled, too.