Google I/O Registration Kicks Off March 27thBy: Josh Wolford - March 13, 2012
Google’s I/O developers conference will take place on June 27th – 29th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The annual gathering is where Google say you can come to “learn to latest web, mobile, and social breakthrough and meet the developers who are turning them into tomorrow’s businesses.” And now we know when you can register to attend.
Google has announced that registration will kick off on March 27th at 7 am PDT. They make a note to say that “the early bird catches the worm,” which is a nice way of saying you better be online trying to get tickets at 7 am. As 9to5 Google points out, tickets to the event sold out in less than an hour last year.
In order to register for tickets, you’ll have to have a Google+ account. And in order to pay for your tickets, you’ll have to use Google wallet. A general admission ticket to the event will run you $900, while certain academic enrollments can lessen that price to $300.
Attendees have code labs, hackathons, and product sessions to look forward to alongside the keynote and other presentations. If you can’t make the trip (or don’t wake up early enough to buy your pass), much of the conference will be streamed live for your home-viewing pleasure.
While you wait for the conference to kick off, you can head to the I/O site and build your own little machines as part of Google’s latest Chrome Experiment. You can then share those machines on Google+. Doing a Google+ hashtag search for #io12 is a good way to check out these machines as well as see all the latest from the Google Developers team on the upcoming event.