The dates for this year’s Google I/O developer conference are June 25 and 26, Google’s Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai just announced on Google+ (via 9to5Google). The annual event offers up sessions on a number of topics of interest to developers, including how to maximize revenue from mobile apps, how best to use specific apps, and more.
The registration for in-person attendance this year is being done differently – it’s not first come, first serve (or first come when the servers come back online, first serve) as it has been in years past. Instead, you submit your interest to attend ahead of time, and then applications are entered into a lottery and chosen at random. Lucky winners will get a golden ticket (not literally golden) to attend in person at Moscone West in San Francisco. Registration details will be shared next month, according to Pichai.
This year, the I/O conference is only two days, compared to three full days in 2012 and 2013. The changed schedule isn’t addressed by Pichai in today’s announcement, but last year the event shifted focus back to developers and away from big consumer product news, so that could explain why it’s returning to the two day schedule last seen in 2011.
Fear not if you’re left out, however: Google will live stream the entire event to those who don’t get in, and there will be companion “I/O Extended community” events taking place at locations around the world. And of course, we’ll be in attendance, bringing you all the latest from Google, which normally takes the opportunity to show off a host of new APIs at I/O, as well as still some new products and services updates, too.