Friendly reminder here, folks. Registration for the annual Google I/O developer’s conference opens today at 9:0o a.m. Pacific, noon Eastern time. You don’t have to jump all at once to get your name in, but that’s both good news and bad news for folks who are hoping to attend.
Registration runs Tuesday through 5:00 p.m on Thursday, March 19, but Google will randomly select who gets to attend and who does not, the company said. “Applications will be selected at random to receive the opportunity to purchase one ticket,” Google explains on its registration site. “The order in which applications are received has no bearing on the outcome and remember, only one registration application per person is allowed.” That means you have just as good of a chance as anyone else does when you submit your application, but it also means you won’t get locked out of the event just because you can’t jump on your computer when the window opens.
Google I/O is a huge event, both for developers and for fans of the Android ecosystem. We were introduced to Android L last year, which eventually became Android 5.0 Lollipop, as well as Android Wear. We’re expecting just as big of an event this year, and the whole shindig kicks off on May 28 in San Francisco.