Okay, I have some good news and some bad news. First, the good: Google has decided to extend next year's I/O convention to three days instead of the usual two! That's more time to spend hitting the booths, attending sessions, and chatting it up with the Google devs. Awesome.

Oh, the bad news - since the event is now three days long, the dates for the event have been pushed back a couple of months. Instead of happening April 24-25, it will be going on June 27-29. The venue, Moscone Center West in San Francisco, is still the same.

Another interesting bit of info to come of this is that Google is advising against making travel arrangements at this time. Why? Because they're telling users to "brush up on [their] coding skills," as "they'll come in handy when the application process opens in February." We'll just have to wait a couple more months to see exactly what that means.

[via Google Code Blog]

Cameron Summerson
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  • daniel

    When do tickets go on sell? And how much do they usually cost?

  • ML

    Nice move by Google to take some potential dates and times away from Apple for the next iphone release.

  • Jon

    I guess this means that you need to have knowledge of the code to either answer questions about coding, or provide code that does something to prove yourself worthy of attending a developers conference. I guess they don't want non-developers there getting the free loot this year. :P

  • aj

    I love the idea of an application process! Way to go GOOGLE! It will allow serious developers to get tickets. Last year was no fun trying desperately to get a ticket.

  • jack wilson

    the next android is then !!!!

  • http://mike.thedt.net Mike

    "Brush up on our coding skills"?

    Maybe the winner of 2012's Code Jam competition gets a free ticket to Google I/O?

    Code Jam for those who don't know, is a programming competition hosted by Google every year: http://code.google.com/codejam/

  • http://twitter.com/#!/brandonjnunn bjn714

    Jelly Bean June

    • Simon Belmont

      Exactly what I was thinking. The timing would line up quite well.

      I am looking forward to the next conference. It should be fun.