If you were planning to wake up at the crack of dawn tomorrow to get your name into the running for a Google I/O ticket as early as possible (not that timing matters, given that it’s a roulette this year): feel free to cancel that alarm.
Google has just announced that its pushing back I/O registration by a week from its originally scheduled date, from April 8th to April 15th. The reason? The system just isn’t ready yet.
Says Google on their Developers G+ page:
“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).”
The I/O registration page confirms the change.
Also changing is the length of the registration window: Instead of running for three days (April 8th through the 10th), it’ll be open for four days (April 15th through 18th).
Not changing, however, is the overall plan to offer up tickets roulette style. Tickets will be sold to randomly selected applicants, and given that they just extended the length of the registration window, it’ll probably be just a biiiit harder to win one.