Google I/O registrations will open in April, developers chosen at random

The Google I/O 2014 page is now live and, with it, comes new information on the registration process for this year’s conference. As Android Central points out – this year you won’t have to worry about missing out on trying to buy a ticket but you will have to worry about getting selected to attend. That’s because Google is going to randomly select the developers who can attend the event, provided that they registered to do so somewhere between April 8 and April 10.

Good news for folks who have been shut out of the Google I/O developer conference in past years. This year, things are going random. As in no more first-come/first-served, sold-out-in-60 minutes schemes. Here’s the deal: You’ll be able to register from 5 a.m. PDT April 8 to 5 p.m. PDT April 10. Google will then choose applicants at random, and send ticket confirmation emails thereafter. It doesn’t matter whether you registered first, or last. Google I/O takes place June 25-26 in San Francisco. General admission tickets are $900. A limited number of academic tickets will be available and cost $300.

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