It’s the conference that Google developers and fans alike want to attend and this year it will be held on June 25-26 at the usual place – the Moscone West conference centre in San Francisco.
There’s a slight change to the ticketing system this year. Instead of the wild free-for-all of previous years, which has seen the event sell out in just minutes, hopeful attendees will need to submit an application advising their interest in attending the event and successful applicants will be randomly selected from the list and notified.
For those that aren’t selected, Google IO has always been infinitely accessible remotely for developers who couldn’t attend in person. Events are streamed live or made available on YouTube almost immediately after the events. Also, Google holds I/O Extended community events at locations around the world, and hopefully this year Sydney will also be holding an I/O Extended event, but we’ll have to wait for that announcement.
There’s no further information on whether the successful applicants will need to pay for a ticket, which can run upwards of $900, once they win the ballot, but it will save attendees from having to scramble for a ticket. Further details will be made available on the Google Developers Google+ page soon, so if you’re interested in attending stay tuned.