Every year, Google holds an Experiments Challenge leading up to Google I/O, where developers can submit some pretty cool experiments using Google's platforms (like Android, Chrome and now machine learning), and enter for a chance to get a ticket for Google I/O. If you weren't able to get a ticket for Google I/O 2017 already, this is basically your last chance to score a ticket to this year's developers conference, which takes place May 17th through the 19th. Three winners will get tickets to Google I/O in Mountain View, while the runner ups will get Pixel devices, which isn't a bad prize either.
While the Experiments Challenge was limited to just Android last year, Google has opened it up to include Chrome (or the web) as well as AI experiments that include the use of Google's own Cloud ML and TensorFlow. Google notes that those experiments that are more unique and use innovative features from the three platforms are slightly more eligible to win in this challenge. Those developers that are wanting to submit their own experiments will need to do so by April 13th, which gives you roughly six weeks to get your experiments in. There will be one winner from each group, with the immediate runner ups getting a Pixel and a Daydream View.
Google I/O is always a popular attraction and developers love attending the event. As they get to check out not only what's new on Google's different platforms, but also find out how they can make their existing projects better with Google's code as well as other tools like Firebase. Of course, those that aren't developers love Google I/O because it allows them to see what's coming in the near future. In recent years, Google has been announcing many products or features that are in beta and will release in the fall. Like Android N, Google Assistant and Google Home at Google I/O 2016. All of which launched in the fall at their fall hardware event in San Francisco. Those that are interested in submitting their experiments, can do so at the link below.