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Google I/O 2014 registrations start April 8: Attendees will be picked randomly

Google I/O 2014

Google has just announced that it will open registrations for June’s Google I/O developer conference which to be held in the Moscone Center, San Francisco. However, to avoid server crashes and simultaneous registrations, Google will use a different system this time. Instead of offering tickets on a first come first served basis, Google will pick users randomly after the registration window is closed.

Users can register between 8th of April (5AM PDT) until the 10th of April (5PM PDT). So regardless of when you register, everybody has an equal chance of getting the invite.

In case your name gets picked up, general admission ticket will set you back by $900 and providing valid college credentials will fetch you a ticket for $300. It might be a bit on the expensive side, but considering what’s on the cards, we think it could be worth every dime.

Google is expected to showcase products based on Android Wear during the course of the event and speak about the future of Android. But it’s unlikely that there will be hardware announcements during the course of the two day event. The event will take place on the 26th of June and will last another day until the 27th, so the registration fee is apparently included for both days.

Users will have to enter their Google Wallet credentials before registering, but will only be charged if their name is selected from the draw. Upon selection, an email notification will be sent and users have until the 1st of June to cancel their tickets and ask for a full refund of the amount.

So who is registering?

Source: Google

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  1. Amazing. I wish I had the money to go to this conference. I am not a student. So $900 is out of my reach. 🙁

  2. Yeah. They do get them almost every year. A couple of years back, they got the Nexus 4 (or probably the Galaxy Nexus, not sure here), the Nexus 7, and the Nexus Q, FOR FREE! All 6,000 of them.

  3. Oh great you need Google Wallet for that. For which one needs to have credit card. This is frustrating.

  4. The best thing about Google I/O is that you get awesome, new devices for free. They are the best.

  5. I think the $900 price point is to keep normal convention goers away from IO, favoring people who will get Google’s product out to the masses.

  6. I doubt it. I don’t think this is something I would even want to attend. $900 for one ticket sounds a bit off the wall to me. I bet any press can go. The more press the better – free marketing for them.

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