Chances are pretty high that you not only know exactly what Google I/O is, but you're excited about it. Google's annual developer-friendly extravaganza attracts a huge number of applicants each year, all of them registering for the chance to attend the party that lights up the tech world. The list of those wanting to go is, of course, incredibly long; students, developers, journalists, analysts and tons of others involved in the tech industry apply each year and Google can only accommodate a certain number of attendees. This means they have to resort to randomly choosing from the pool of applicants each year. For this year's I/O, the normal batch of applicants had already been chosen and those who won't be going have been informed of such.
However, it now seems as though Google is sending out another batch of invites this year to an unspecified number of applicants. The cause of such an event could be a number of things; some applicants may have backed out of purchasing the $900 tickets or attending the 3 day event, available spots at the venue may have increased or there may have been some creative changes to scheduling and seating that would allow more attendees at the events. Regardless of the reason, applicants can still hold out hope to be part of the magic.
As mentioned above, the number of applicants being reached out to in this new round has not been announced, but it's very likely that Google will be filling the event to capacity. This, of course, means that those who don't act fast may find that they receive a late invite, only to find that it's been revoked by the time they try to purchase a ticket, given to somebody else in the long list of as-yet uninvited applicants. Google I/O is a fairly complicated ordeal and requires a lot of planning, so with the event happening between May 18 and May 20, in just 12 short days, this new batch of invites is likely to be sent out quickly in order to ensure that the party can be planned around the correct number of guests. If you were passed over before or simply haven't heard back at all, keep a close eye on your email inbox.