It’s time to start planning for Google’s annual developer conference. The search engine giant has just published the official website of Google I/O 2014 conference, which will be held on June 25th and June 26th at Moscone West in San Francisco.
In last few years, Google I/O has become immensely popular. Back in 2012, all tickets were sold out in under 30 minutes, while it took only 50 minutes last year. To remedy this, Google senior vice president Sunder Pichai announced a new lottery system this year. Therefore, tickets are no longer sold on a first come first service basis.
The registration will open from April 8th to April 10th, and enthusiasts will be able to register for the event any time during this window. Developers need to pay $900, however, students and teachers can get in for just $300. Thereafter, Google will select attendees randomly.
“This year we’re making some changes to registration, so you won’t need to scramble the second registration opens. We’ll be implementing a new system, where you can submit your interest to attend Google I/O 2014. Successful applicants will then be randomly selected and notified shortly thereafter.” said Sundar Pichai.
Just like last year, it’s worth visiting the Google I/O website for another reason – the Easter egg. For those who aren’t aware, it’s the little extras added by the team of search engine giant that have no practical purpose except to be funny. It’s always fun to discover great thing yourself, therefore we report only one.
Looking for the distance between any point on the planet to the Google I/O headquarters, three results will be displayed – on foot, by car and with the Flux Capacitor i.e. the Flux Capacitor of the Delorean time machine used by Dr. Emmett Brown that makes time travel possible.
Google I/O is a can’t-miss event for anyone who wants first-hand access to what’s coming next from Google. So brace yourself to tryout your luck this time.