You got your Google I/O ticket. Hotel's booked. Flight's reserved. For all intents and purposes, you're ready for Google I/O 2013. If you need something to do the evening before the event starts, however, Lookout's got you covered. Well, kinda. Lookout has 20 of you (plus one guest each) covered.
Of course, we're talking about Lookout's annual Google I/O Party. Here's the skinny: every year, Lookout holds a pretty killer party for Google I/O with free drinks, food, and giveaways. The guestlist is exclusive, though – if you don't get invited by a Lookout employee or win a ticket in this giveaway, you can't get in the door.
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So you already have your ticket to Google I/O, and the flight and hotel are both booked. What more do you need? How about something to do at the end of day one? It just so happens that Lookout is having a party that very night. A Party Your Apps Off party. And you can get in. Well, not all of you - but 20 of you can score a free in (and bring a guest!).
When: Tuesday, June 26 @ 8PM
Where: This part is a secret :)
What: Lookout's big party in San Francisco on the first night of Google I/O.
Team iLuminate, one of the most visually impressive and creative dance troupes who just happened to win be one of the finalists in America's Got Talent last year, recently joined Labrinth in this stunning performance at the Sony Xperia S party. There really isn't much to say here - just watch:
I've been a huge fan of iLuminate, and while this isn't by far their most original performance, it was still quite a treat. Plus, Labrinth isn't so bad either.
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