The annual developer-focused Google conference is a Mecca for tech enthusiasts, the popularity of Google I/O conferences can be gauged by the swift speeds with which the tickets get sold out. Usually the Google I/O is an impeccably managed affair, however for this year due to reasons not known yet, the registration window for this year has been delayed by a week. Information previously shared on the official Google I/O site had put the registration window from April 8th to 10th, however from today onwards, the registration dates are from April 15th to 18th.
For the uninitiated, once every year Google calls together developers and tech enthusiasts alike to unveil what the future holds for Google's products. Google I/O features more towards the technical aspects of Google's products and services, including in-depth sessions which are focused on building web, mobile and enterprise solutions using Google's offerings – namely Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Web Toolkit, App Engine and more. The first Google I/O conference happened in 2008, with the I/O standing for Input-Output and 'Innovation in the Open'.
This years' conference will be held on June 25th and 26th at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco. The General Admission Tickets costs the same as last year – a whopping $900 while the tickets for school students (Academic Admission Ticket) is much more reasonably priced at $300. This year Google has also made some changes to the registration process, as last year all the tickets were sold out within just 49 minutes. For the registration process the Google I/O website states that "The window to submit a registration application will open on April 15th and stay open until April 18th, so you'll have plenty of time to apply. [Google will] randomly select applicants after the window closes on the 18th and notify them the following week via email. Qualified registration applicants will be selected at random for ticket assignments. The order in which registration applications are received has no bearing on the final outcome."
This random selection of participants in something unique from this year onwards, whether this method will bring in some sanity to the process, only time will tell. In the meantime, hit up the source link on this article to check out what to expect during the registration window and how to apply for those tickets. All the best!