Google also canceled its online event after the I / O one was canceled.
Google has chosen to cancel even the digital version of its biggest conference, the company-focused Next Cloud conference, as the magnitude of the coronavirus epidemic deepens.
The organization initially canceled the physical meeting, set to take place earlier this month at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, in April.
It later did the same with its I / O developer conference which was more consumer-faced.
“The aim was to host Cloud Next digitally, with Google promising an “open, global, digital-first, multi-day event connected our participants to Next’20 content and to each other through streaming keynotes, breakout sessions, interactive learning and digital ‘ ask an expert ‘ sessions with Google teams.”
Today, the tech giant said it would postpone the event indefinitely “out of respect for the health and safety of our consumers, partners, staff and local communities, and based on current decisions on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) made by the federal and local governments.”
The firm says it is “fully focused on bringing Google Cloud Next ‘ 20 to life: Digital Link but once the timing is right, it will keep the case.”
The organization has said that both the cost of tickets for the event and hotel stays will be refunded to the participants.
According to The Verge, the decision seems to be related to the “in place shelter” order imposed for the San Francisco Bay Area. US President Donald Trump has also urged people to stop more gatherings.