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22 international YouTubers, 15 countries, 4 days: Behind the scenes at #io18

May 19th, 2018

Editor’s note: A few of these videos are in different languages. Luckily, YouTube has automatic closed captioning and you can even magically auto-translate those captions into English. Click on CC, then the settings cog to turn on auto-translate to English.

What happens when you let 22 YouTubers from 15 countries run wild inside Google HQ, behind the scenes at Google I/O and across San Francisco’s urban jungle?

Organized chaos, that’s what. Plus lots of selfies, vlogs and smiles for their millions of followers back home. Last week, we invited a delightful bunch of YouTubers from around the world to join us on an adventure and check out the latest tech from Google. Here’s a glimpse at #io18 through their eyes.

Day 1 — Google HQ tour, conference bikes and more

To get things started, we toured the whole Googleplex campus and met 10 of the top Android developers from around the world.

22 international YouTubers, 15 countries, 4 days: Behind the scenes at #io18
YouTubers explore Google HQ and meet Android developers
22 international YouTubers, 15 countries, 4 days: Behind the scenes at #io18
YouTubers explore Google HQ and meet Android developers
22 international YouTubers, 15 countries, 4 days: Behind the scenes at #io18
YouTubers explore Google HQ and meet Android developers
22 international YouTubers, 15 countries, 4 days: Behind the scenes at #io18
YouTubers explore Google HQ and meet Android developers
22 international YouTubers, 15 countries, 4 days: Behind the scenes at #io18
YouTubers explore Google HQ and meet Android developers
22 international YouTubers, 15 countries, 4 days: Behind the scenes at #io18
YouTubers explore Google HQ and meet Android developers
22 international YouTubers, 15 countries, 4 days: Behind the scenes at #io18
YouTubers explore Google HQ and meet Android developers
22 international YouTubers, 15 countries, 4 days: Behind the scenes at #io18
YouTubers explore Google HQ and meet Android developers
22 international YouTubers, 15 countries, 4 days: Behind the scenes at #io18
YouTubers explore Google HQ and meet Android developers
22 international YouTubers, 15 countries, 4 days: Behind the scenes at #io18
YouTubers explore Google HQ and meet Android developers
Gaurav Chaudary (AKA Technical Guruji) from India tours Google HQ campus
Gaurav Chaudary (AKA Technical Guruji) from India tours Google HQ campus. Don’t forget to turn on closed captions and select “auto-translate” to English if you don’t speak Hindi
Felix Bahlinger from Germany
Felix Bahlinger from Germany rides a 7-person conference bike and goes speed-dating with top Android developers

One of our very special guests was a lovely 72-year-old lady known as Korea Grandma—definitely a leading candidate as one of the most energetic and daring grandmothers in the world.

22 international YouTubers, 15 countries, 4 days: Behind the scenes at #io18
Korea Grandma does Google
22 international YouTubers, 15 countries, 4 days: Behind the scenes at #io18
Korea Grandma does Google