Much like Apple’s WWDC, Google’s I/O event is something to look forward to every year. This is because Google takes the opportunity at the event to make announcements regarding software and hardware, so it’s always nice to be able to look forward to new things.
Now last we heard, Google I/O will be taking place on the 25th and 26th of June 2014 and Google has since announced that registration for the event will be taking place between the 8th of April 5AM PDT and will close on the 10th of April 5PM PDT. Given the popularity of the event we expect that tickets will be selling pretty fast.
However as we have mentioned previously, Google will be implementing a lottery system this year. What this means is that tickets are no longer sold on a first-come-first-serve basis, so even if you woke up at 5AM PDT on the 8th of April to register, there’s no guarantee that you will get yourself a ticket.
According to Google’s FAQ, “Qualified registration applicants will be selected at random for ticket assignments. The order in which registration applications are received has no bearing on the final outcome.”
In fact this lottery system might not be a bad idea since during events like WWDC and Google I/O in the past, tickets have sold out pretty fast leaving some developers who have been yearning to go without the chance to do so.