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Feb
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The tickets for Google's upcoming developer conference called I/O are now for sale to the public. They will go fast, so you may want to grab that credit card and start mashing away at the keyboard pronto. Public registration comes after a week of early registration, which was capped at 1500 tickets and ran out very fast. A total of about 5,500 tickets are said to be available, all expected to melt away very fast. So, what are you waiting for? Cough up the $450 and go, go, go!

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Update: Google's servers are currently crumbling under massive demand:

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Update #2: Google is aware. Keep trying, guys!

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Update #3: This better be a bug...

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Update #4: The whole thing sold out in 59 minutes, and we were never able to secure our ticket due to all the errors. Needless to say, I'm quite bummed right now. Being last year's sandbox presenter, I got an early registration, but was waiting on Google to issue press passes. They refused them for now, but it was already too late, and now we don't have a ticket at all. I am still hoping to sort this out, but it's not looking good.

Source: Google I/O

Artem Russakovskii
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  • Andre

    Update #4: It really is sold out: http://twitter.com/googleio/status/34681566059827200

  • abee

    would suck if some people were getting the error whilst others were easily able to purchase tix.

    I'm actually surprised that Google servers were overloaded by the traffic.

    • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

      Google was using a third-party service called Web Events, using an app written in ColdFusion.

      I, too, was surprised they didn't write their own system in python using Google App Engine, which they boast will scale as demand requires it. Of course, if they had, the event might have sold out in 5 minutes, not 59.

      Still, Artem was lucky enough (after some prodding on my part) to get his registration finalized a day after it was sold out. Turns out if you ever got past the first screen and got a 503 error, their system might have reserved a spot for you. Check my twitter feed (@iandouglas736) for a URL that has some instructions.

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