Google I/O 2009 Registration Now Open

This morning Google opened up registration for its annual Google I/O conference, a two-day event focused on developer topics that will feature Android, App Engine, Chrome, GWT, and AJAX APIs. According to Tom Stocky, Director of Product Management at Google, the event has a broad appeal for both small startups and large, established companies. He says that this year’s event will emphasize demonstrations from companies that have successfully implemented some of Google’s technology.

Last year’s event saw one of the first demonstrations of Google’s Android mobile phone OS, as well as the public launch of App Engine. Google also handed out T-shirts cleverly meant to spell out “Google IO” in binary, except they actually said Google KO.

Tickets for the conference are $300 before May 1st, when they’ll rise to $400 (students get in for $50). As an added bonus for early birds, anyone who buys a ticket before May 1st will get a hard copy of the Google Chrome comic book, which was used to introduce the browser last September.

We’re giving away two free tickets to the conference today, and will have more as we get closer to the event. For the first two, tell us in the comments why you need to head to Google I/O and we’ll pick out the best two answers (be sure to use your real Email address, and a sense of humor is encouraged).

For more on the conference, check out Google’s blog post.

Update: We’ve picked out the winners, noted in the comments below.