This week, like most of the Silicon Valley digerati, Google packed up and moved to Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest Interactive festival, where they re-created a tiny version of the Googleplex.
Renting out a series of houses and bars, Google turned one neighborhood in Austin into a mini Google festival. Rainey Street in Austin became a festival within the festival, with street musicians and food trucks gravitating to the area along with thousands of SXSW attendees who came to see Google's view of the future.
Pedal-powered margaritas are served out back at the Android House, where a stage welcomed speakers including comedians Sara Benincasa and Bobcat Goldthwait and musician Billy Corgan for one-on-one conversations throughout the weekend.
In addition to the robotics hacking going on at the Developer House, throughout the SXSW Interactive weekend, Google offered talks and programs on developing for Google TV platforms, HTML5, Google App Engine, and Google+ APIs.
A Google Maps place marker shows the entrance to Rainey Street in Austin Texas, where this past weekend, Google set up shop to showcase some of their latest work as part of the South by Southwest Interactive festival.