One of the main topics that a lot of Android and Google enthusiasts have been discussing lately is when the sacred Google I/O developer conference would be. In the past Google had announced dates for the conference and dates to purchase tickets as early as December but no later than January. As February was coming to a close people were beginning to fear that Google might be changing up their developer conference in a way which wouldn’t allow an actual conference in San Francisco. Luckily this afternoon Sundar Pichai announced that in just 126 day, Google I/O 2014 would be taking place on June 25th and 26th.
“Only 126 days until the 7th annual Google I/O, when we come together with amazing developers like you to talk about what’s next. On June 25-26, 2014, we’ll be broadcasting live from Moscone West. You can join us in person in San Francisco or remotely, via a live stream and through I/O Extended community events around the world.
More details to come next month, including registration info. In the meantime, you can check out highlights from last year at https://developers.google.com/events/io/.
Also, quick note for those who want to join in person: this year we’re making some changes to registration, so you won’t need to scramble the second registration opens. We’ll be implementing a new system, where you can submit your interest to attend Google I/O 2014. Successful applicants will then be randomly selected and notified shortly thereafter. We’ll be following up with more details from +GoogleDevelopers, so stay tuned.”
We at AndroidMeter could not be more excited to finally get some sort of details about Google I/O. As you can see from the third paragraph above, Pichai says Google will no longer make developers attack the ticket website all at once in hopes to magically come out with a ticket. Now developers will have to apply directly to Google and then “successful” applicants will be randomly chosen from those people and will be handed a ticket. Since I attended Google I/O 2012 I have thought that Google should somehow check that everyone going to their developer conference should actually be developers. I do not know how they are planning to select which applicants get through to the final selection stage but if I were them I would make sure they had at least one application on the Google Play Store. No official word yet, just my own opinion.
Pichai promises more information about the whole process and Google I/O 2014 will come out next month and AndroidMeter will be here to share it with you. We will also hopefully be attending the conference in June so make sure to stay tuned to the site for more from Google!
Below you can catch up on the highlights from Google I/O 2013 as you prepare for whatever could possibly come out of I/O 2014!
Source | +SundarPichai