Google i/o 2014 – Save the Date, June 25-26 – Registration opens April 8

April 2nd, 2014 by Glenn Letham

This from Google… We just launched the Google I/O 2014 website at Play with the experiment, get a preview of this year’s conference, and find out more details about registration. Registration to begin April 8 with attendees selected randomly

A month ago, we mentioned that this year’s registration process would be different. You won’t need to scramble the second registration opens, as we will not be implementing a first-come-first-served model this year. Instead, registration will remain open from April 8 – 10 and you can apply any time during this window. We’ll randomly select applicants after the window closes on April 10, and send ticket purchase confirmation emails shortly thereafter.

So sit back, relax, sleep in, and visit the Google I/O website from April 8-10 when the registration window is open. For full details, visit our Help page.

And this from Android Authority… So what’s changed? This time, the Google I/O site reveals that it is opening up registration from 5AM PDT April 8th and will close it up at 5PM PDT on April 10th. Google says there is no need to rush, as Google will simply be picking randomly from the pool of folks that registered and should alert the ‘winners’ sometime after 5PM PDT on the 10th.

I/O Extended & Live:

If you can’t make it to San Francisco, or would just rather experience I/O on your own schedule, we’ll be bringing I/O to you in two ways. Watch the livestream of the keynote and sessions from the comfort of your home or office. Or, attend an I/O Extended event in your area. More details on these programs will be available soon.



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Matt Cutts on Impact of Nofollow Links on the Site Ranking!

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Samsung’s First Developer Conference Now Open For Registration

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Samsung is pretty much Apple at this point. It may use Android as the base of its products, but it builds its hardware around its own software and services. As such, the company is doing what every other platform holder does – host a developer conference.
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