Google is slated to publicly recognize a small cadre of VIP, "Google I/ON" developers next week in San Francisco, CA at Google IO. These developers will be recognized by for supporting Google's developer initiatives. According to Google, "We wanted a name that reflected something small in size, yet significant. We thought it'd be fun to do a play on "I/O." And thus the name, "Google Ions," was born." Even though they'll only represent about 5% of all attendees at Google IO 2010, I/ONs should be pretty obvious thanks to uniquely colored t-shirts, special I/ON pins, preferred Keynote seating and other limited edition schwag all courtesy of Google.