19
May
Google Shwag And Secret Messages Encoded On The Google I/O T-Shirts

I meant to post this in the morning but ran out of time, so this may be a little old news now. Apologies if you've already seen it.

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Yesterday was day 0 of the Google I/O conference. During this day, presenting developers set up their demo stations, known here as sandboxes, register, check in, and last but not least - receive shwag, also known as "free crap".

This year, the official shwag included:

  • a Motorola Droid or a Nexus One
  • an official Google I/O t-shirt (displayed below)
  • 2 little Android figurines (displayed below)

After playing around with the figurines and throwing a party for them on my laptop (good times), I turned my attention to the t-shirt.

The t-shirt had 5 QR barcodes printed on it - the ones you scan with a barcode scanner app. Having heard of the scavenger hunt (codenamed SCVNGR) that Google was purportedly arranging for the duration of the conference, I concluded that these were the first clues.

Check them out below and use your barcode scanner to figure out where they lead!

Edit: I updated the photo with the last 2 barcodes, which should now scan but the first 3 aren't working out. Here are the links:

Google Shwag And Secret Messages Encoded On The Google I/O T-Shirts

Google Shwag And Secret Messages Encoded On The Google I/O T-Shirts

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Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

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