Android 28 Feb
Many big events have already been canceled or postponed due to the Coronavirus. And, we are learning more about such canceled events as we proceed further in the year 2020. Recently, the Game Developers Conference got postponed followed by Google for Games, and now Cloud event from Google has been canceled as well. At the same time, Microsoft has also canceled its MVP Summit in favor of a virtual event that will be conducted online.
Google and Microsoft both have announced that their conferences – Google’s Cloud Next and Microsoft’s MVP Summit are being canceled due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.
Google announced that it will hold its enterprise-focused meetup dedicated to G Suite and other cloud computing tools on the digital platform where everyone could join without the fear of the deadliest Coronavirus.
“We are transforming the event into Google Cloud Next ’20: Digital Connect, a free, global, digital-first, multi-day event connecting our attendees to Next ’20 content and each other through streamed keynotes, breakout sessions, interactive learning and digital ‘ask an expert’ sessions with Google teams."
Also, Microsoft’s MVP Summit, a networking event of its “Most Valuable Professional” program will also be transitioned to a virtual version. It will take place from March 16th to 20th, the same week as the initially-planed physical conference.
NVIDIA has also announced that it is shifting its annual conference event called the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) to an online-only event. The company is currently in talks with the speakers, who were to speak at the event, to take them to the online stage.
Nvidia CEO and founder Jensen Huang will still be delivering his annual keynote via live stream. Nvidia will soon announce other details, like date and time one it arranges everything for the digital event.
Also, Adobe Summit that was meant to happen as an in-person event on March 29 in Las Vegas has been shifted to an online-only event.
Facebook, meanwhile, said it had decided not to participate in SXSW, the conference and festival event that is held in Austin, Texas, every March.
There are still many lined up for their scheduled launch. Note that Google’s I/O and Microsoft Build conferences are still scheduled to happen in May. More insights will join in as we proceed further in the year and learn about the status of Coronavirus. But, Facebook has already canceled its F8 event which was also scheduled to happen in May, just a week before I/O.