Google I/O, the search company’s annual developer’s conference, didn’t get opened for registration on April 8 as planned.
Google announced on its Google+ Developers page that its sign-up window has now been pushed back to April 15.
Interested participants will now be able to register starting April 15 till April 18.
Update on Google I/O Registration Window — opening next week:
“We’re still working to make the registration process even easier for you, and it will now be open four days starting next week (opening next Tuesday and closing Friday),After the registration window closes, applicants will randomly be selected and we’ll send ticket purchase confirmation emails shortly thereafter. #googleio #io2014”
This is the first year Google is selecting I/O attendees by lottery rather than on a first come, first served basis. All the applications submitted in the registration window will be in the running for tickets, which will be distributed in (hopefully) a more fair way. If you get selected, you still have to pay $900 for the ticket ($300 for academic folks). Still not a bad deal when you figure in the free stuff Google is probably going to hand out.