Google has announced on their official Google Code Blog that they’ve moved the dates for Google I/O 2012 to June 27-29th. They’ve added an extra day for keynotes, fireside chats and development sessions, saying in their blog post this is what the people wanted:
After Google I/O 2011, you consistently told us you wanted more time to attend sessions, visit our partners in the Developer Sandbox, and meet 1:1 with the engineers behind Google’s developer platforms and APIs.
They went on to say that they received an opportunity to move and extend Google I/O and took advantage of that opportunity. It also means that those of us in the press and in the technology field will be able to attend the Spring CTIA show in New Orleans in May and Google I/O without having to be pressed to miss the final day of one event or the first day of the other.
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Google also warns that you need to be on top of your coding game and that you shouldn’t book travel until you hear about their new ticket vetting process.
Traditionally Google opens up I/O to alumni first and then the tickets that are still available open up to the general public. The past two years those general public tickets have sold out in minutes, not days.
While we’re pretty confident you won’t have to code for every ticket we’re sure that if you get your coding skills brushed off it could benefit you a little earlier than others. Google does say that the application process won’t even start until February so you have a little time to learn
If you remember last year Google gave over 100 tickets away in various coding contests perhaps they are expanding on those.