Google I/O Developers Conference Registration Delayed Until April 15
Registration for the Google I/O conference was supposed to start April 8, but is being delayed a week, Google has announced.Google I/O 2014 registration was supposed to start April 8 and run through April 10, but has now been delayed and expanded, running April 15-18, according to a low-key announcement from Google. "We're still working to make the registration process even easier for you, and it will now be open four days starting next week (opening next Tuesday and closing Friday)," read the early-morning April 8 post on the Google Developers Google+ page. "After the registration window closes, applicants will randomly be selected and we'll send ticket purchase confirmation emails shortly thereafter." A Google spokesman had no comment when asked by eWEEK to explain the reasons for the delay. "Nothing more to add outside of the post—looking forward to letting folks easily register next week!" the spokesman responded. In March, Google had announced that registration for this year's seventh annual Google I/O event would be different from past years—interested developers now have to apply to attend and wait to learn if they are selected. That means registration for the event is no longer first-come, first-served, with thousands of developers trying to log in at once online and meeting a crush of other registration hopefuls in a war of digital ones and zeroes. In recent years, the old registration process meant the slots for attendance were often filled in just a few minutes.
The Google I/O developers conference is arguably the most important and hotly awaited Google developer event of the spring. Google has already launched its Website for the June 25-26 gathering.